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Rabin, in a New Light

A new biography by Yitzhak Rabin’s former ambassador to Washington and lead negotiator with Syria recalls the rise of the Israeli leader and a time of possibility

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And in the End…

Israel Story is back! The season opener is all about endings, bringing us three unforgettable stories that ask a single question: What happens after we die?

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Obama’s Ghosts

An accounting of the Democrats’ legacy in the Middle East, and where they can go from here

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A Britney Concert in Tel Aviv—Her First—Is Pushing Back an Israeli Election

The Labor Party primaries have been postponed for a day because of traffic concerns and a lack of available security guards

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Israel’s Embassy and Consulate Employees Go On Strike Around the World

On Wednesday, hundreds of staff at 50 official outposts protested low wages and didn’t show up to work

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Do Haredim Deserve the Right to a Functional Modern Education in Israel?

A lawsuit argues that men and women who left the ultra-Orthodox world without basic math, history, and language knowledge to live secular lives were neglected by the state. The state counters that it’s the parents’ fault.

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Israel’s New Literary Currency

A pair of Hebrew-language poets get their likenesses on the shekel, but can they afford it?

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When Tiki Barber Met Shimon Peres

The Super Bowl running back and marathoner recently ran the Jerusalem race, returing to Israel for the first time since visiting Peres there

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Israeli Agriculture Ministry Unveils Plan to Use Country’s $5 Billion of Food Waste to Feed the Needy

The program will redistribute unharvested produce to families in need and could reduce Israel’s food waste by half

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Land’s End

Episode 82: Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan discusses his latest documentary, The Settlers 

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Will Obama’s Foreign Policy Wizards Save Trump?

The new president’s approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel looks a lot like the old president’s—because the same people are implementing it

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Five Reasons to Follow Team Israel’s Improbable Run in the World Baseball Classic

They weren’t even supposed to make the tournament. Now they have yet to lose a game.

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Stand-Up Lit From Israeli Fiction’s Mr. Sobriety

David Grossman’s protagonist takes the mic for some Rothian self-loathing, in the ‘raucous’ new novel ‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar’

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An Open Letter to the Writer of the Open Letter to Robert Kraft

On the Super Bowl-winning owner of the New England Patriots, dining companion of the president, and ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

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Knesset to Offer Yiddish Course to MKs

Shas MK Ya’akov Margi has initiated language classes in Mughrabi, and now in Yiddish. Soon, a Ladino course will be offered.

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What’s Mine Is Mine

Bibi and the case of ‘misplaced’ American Jewish fear

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Experts Have Been Proposing Alternatives to the Two-State Solution for Years. Will Trump Consider Them?

From condominialism to a confederation, hybrid alternatives to the one-state and two-state paradigms have been picking up steam

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NFL Players Back Out of Israel Trip, But a Handful Still Go

Five out of an original 11 active NFL players are currently in Israel, enjoying a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

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Burger King Israel Is Your Titillating Id

The fast food chain is offering Israelis sex toys when they buy an ‘Adult Meal’ for Valentine’s Day. For Hanukkah, it was a burger-doughnut. It’s all good.

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Jewish Trees, Ranked

For Tu B’Shevat, the 13 greatest trees in Jewish history, from the palm groves of Ein Gedi to a humongous, ancient sycamore in Netanya—and the burning bush

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Natalie Portman Teaches Hebrew—With Style and Grace, of Course

The actress, nominated for an Oscar for her role in ‘Jackie,’ is a sort of First Lady to the stars: an example of class onscreen or, well, when teaching Hebrew slang

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The Aboriginal Rights of the Jewish People

Do the Jewish people have legal ‘rights of entry, sojourn, and settlement’ to the land of Israel?

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Tel Aviv’s Summer Concert Scene Is Lit

From Radiohead to Justin Bieber to Guns N’ Roses, the stars are a-comin’ to Israel

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War and Palestine

The great screenwriter remembers a wartime visit to the Holy Land

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An Open Letter to Robert Kraft

From a lifelong New England Patriots fan who wonders about your friendship with President Donald Trump

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Israel Approves Plan to Take in 100 Syrian Orphans

A first for Israel during the Syrian civil war, which rages on

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How the State of Israel Abuses Holocaust Survivors

With millions of dollars earmarked for their care, how is it possible that even in Israel some Shoah victims are living and dying with indignity?

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