For Bourekas, Shape Matters

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate issues confusing new pastry protocol

That’s Dr. Streisand To You

Babs receives an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University in Israel

Iran’s Election Is ‘Revenge for Argo’

The production value of the election of Hassan Rouhani

Jewish Comedy Has Earned Big Praise, But Is It Time to Stop the Joke-Telling?

Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.

Iran’s Presidential Election Is Friday. What Happens If Protests Break Out Again?

Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot

Noa Tishby: Actress, Superstar TV Producer, Informal Ambassador, #HotIsraeliGirl

The woman responsible for ‘In Treatment’ on living in the diaspora, defending Israel, and grabbing a cigarette with a general

Bibi Accidentally Endorses Settlement Freeze

This is all getting a little bit silly

Robert Alter Wants Us To Think More Seriously About the Bible as Literature

The scholar, critic, and masterful translator remains dedicated to uncovering the full subtlety and intelligence of the stories in sacred texts

Israeli Film ‘Fill the Void’ is Jane Austen for Jews

New movie offers a glimpse into the insular ultra-Orthodox community

VIDEO: Watch Yair Lapid Get Beat Down

It’s a good thing the Finance Minister’s boxing days are over

Raider of the Lost Arak

Yair Lapid taxes cheap booze in Israel, mayhem ensues

Waze Has Means

Google close to buying Israeli start-up for $1.3 billion

Reality Show Sends Haredim into Radio Daze

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox contestants compete to become ‘The Spokesman’

Land for Peace in the Battle Over Millennia-Old Palestinian Farming Terraces

In the village of Battir, green ideals and cultural heritage override detailed plans for Israel’s separation wall

Israel’s Rabbis Head to the Bar

Trading the bimah for a barstool at student-organized discussion events

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