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Poets in the Kitchen Window

Canadian-Israeli writer Ayelet Tsabari’s new collection of short stories, ‘The Best Place on Earth,’ turns Israeliness into a new kind of Diasporic identity

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Chosen People? The Break-Up of American Jewish Identity

Repeatedly asked to uphold value systems they no longer share, Diaspora Jewry may soon hit unsubscribe

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Stop the Bus!

The world’s largest bus station, and a bus driver who wanted to be God, on today’s Israel Story

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Yemeni Jews Brought Secretly to Israel By The Jewish Agency

Few details are known about the covert operation, which successfully led 19 Yemeni Jews to Israel. One of them, a rabbi, brought a 500-year-old Torah scroll with him.

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Diva D, the Godmother of Jerusalem Drag, Can’t Leave the Holy City Alone

For one of the founding practitioners of Israel’s cross-dressing performance art—chased out to Tel Aviv by ultra-Orthodox antipathy—Purim is just another day to do battle for her right to be her

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Ending the Mindset Is Hard

President Barack Obama has done more to pivot the United States away from the hawkish foreign policy entrenched in Washington than even his supporters give him credit for

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You’ll Never Guess Who’s Advising the New Herzl Biopic

OK, fine, it’s Sidney Blumenthal

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Over and Out

On Israel Story, the crazy things lovers (and kibbutzniks) do when they no longer see eye to eye

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Mourning the Loss of Taylor Force

An American graduate student and former U.S. Army officer was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv

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Like Advil for Cancer

Jewish and Arab Israelis are working together to aid Syria’s refugees. Does it matter?

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From Florida to Canada, BDS is Having the Worst Week Ever

Already morally vile, the movement is now legally questionable as well

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Egyptian Curriculum Details 1979 Treaty With Israel for the First Time

Important amendments have been made to a ninth-grade textbook—including the diminished role of Hosni Mubarak during the Yom Kippur war—as part of a wider effort by the Egyptian Education Ministry to change curricula

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The One-Map Solution

Drawing the line on borderlines

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Love, Revisited

Three couples look back at their time together—on a kibbutz, in verse, and in a hospital

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The Green Line on the Label

How a U.S. Senator’s fight against labeling Israeli settlement products is actually a gift to the BDS movement

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How Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Daughter, Adina Bar Shalom, Became Israel’s Leading Ultra-Orthodox Iconoclast

The Israel Prize-winning educator, activist, and former seamstress seeks to integrate secular and religious lives for a new generation of Haredi men and women

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How to Hack Birthright

New web series ‘Avi Does the Holy Land’ satirizes the Birthright experience

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Why Sayed Kashua Is Every ‘Ha’aretz’ Reader’s Favorite Ex-Israeli Arab

The writer’s new collection of personal essays and newspaper columns will make you laugh until you cry

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Talking Israeli Politics? There’s a Dialect for That

In Israel, a common language does not mean a common dialogue. And Israelis love to argue. Here’s a linguistic guide to help you traverse those moments.

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America Makes a U-Turn in the Middle East

Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?

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The Gertrude Stein of Anglo-Jewish Jerusalem

Can poet Linda Zisquit keep the enlightenment ideal of the salon alive in Israel?

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Hey, Obama, Israel Wants the Iran Treatment, Too!

Instead of labeling goods made in the West Bank, how about a few billions in the bank?

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Shoot the Messenger?

Dan Shapiro delivered some inconvenient truths that Bibi didn’t want to hear. Here’s why Israel should listen.

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Identity Politics on the Court, Part 2

‘David Blatt is a reminder that when you invoke one form of Jewish identity you, to some degree, invoke them all’

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Besties

How Moshe Dayan’s wife and Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law became bosom buddies, and other unlikely tales of friendship

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Identity Politics on the Court

‘Where does David Blatt end and Jewishness begin?’

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Right to Debate: Hillel’s ‘Israel Guidelines’ Cause a Stir

Students and prominent academics are speaking out against Hillel International’s guidelines that police conversations about Israel on campus. Their concerns are legitimate, and Hillel should reformulate its divisive policies.

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‘Rabin, The Last Day’ Makes Oliver Stone’s ‘JFK’ Look Stone-Cold Sober

Amos Gitai’s polemical new documentary—opening in U.S. theaters Friday—on the 1995 assassination that rocked Israel sacrifices facts in favor of sensation

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