Slaving Away

On Passover, we recall that Moses was a stranger in a strange land. An illustrated column imagines how the story might sound in a contemporary Israeli classroom.

Against the Grain

In Israel, milk and eggs are kosher for Passover only when produced by livestock that is chametz-free. A dairy farmer explains how the holiday alters his routine.

Poser

When the middle-aged, out-of-shape male body finally begins to rebel, there are only so many reparative options for the devoutly sedentary. In praise of pilates and—of all things—prenatal yoga.

For Israel, Gas to Come Less Naturally

How Egyptian regime change will squeeze Israeli energy

Israel’s Popularity on the Wane

Though not in Ghana!

‘Proud to Be Jewish’

Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and face of Dior Cherie perfume, condemned Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst. In 2005, she spoke about her deep Jewishness for the book Stars of David.

Democratic State

While protests rage across the Arab Middle East, Israel stands as a regional model of resiliency, relevance, and democratic adaptability. And the Arab states will have to be more like it to survive.

New Era of Middle East Peace Begins

Israeli video mocking Qaddafi gains Arab fans

Faraway, So Close

In a new collection of photographs, 5683 Miles Away, New York-based Israeli expat Yael Ben-Zion looks at everyday life in her homeland with both nostalgia and disillusion

The View from Israel

Wariness over Egypt and Jordan, and hope for common ground

Stateless

Hosni Mubarak was a key U.S. ally who upheld the Arab world’s first peace treaty with Israel. By letting his regime fall, Barack Obama has threatened the survival of the Jewish state.

Lies We Tell

Israelis like to call their army the most moral in the world. But as the case of the recently disgraced Gen. Yoav Galant shows, prevarications are the rule, not the exception.

U.S. Supports Softer Settlement Statement

But its bluff is called; vote on harsher resolution could come Friday

Great Escapes

When the challenges of joint custody become overwhelming, an Israeli stepmother of two teenagers finds vacations can bring her blended family together

Iranian Grandmaster Checkmates Israeli

Latest gambit in rivalry leaves no endgame in sight

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