How a liturgical singing contest became a cultural phenomenon
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
Israelis usually win the International Bible Contest. But one year, two young Americans defied the odds in a televised showdown.
Contestants diffuse replica bombs by answering questions correctly. Seriously.
Israeli TV puts on a show, Joan Rivers ensues
Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.
The hit Israeli television organized-crime drama Ha-Borer takes an Orthodox mobster’s view of the Jewish state’s moral landscape
A hit Israeli reality-TV show makes something smart, layered, and truthful from a genre’s usual mush
Why? Because…why not!
How Israel’s top entertainer turned homicidal maniac, and what that means for the country at large