The view from our window
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
Stream of incidents in East Jerusalem, West Bank over the weekend
Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film
Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more
The road to marriage churns up an unusual conundrum: What happens when you fall for the matchmaker—not the match?
In March, we’re going to have a daughter in Israel, our chosen home. But recent events have us doubting if this is the best place to raise her.
Plus Christie is the top bridesmaid, 100 Jewish films visually, and more
Gingrich makes same promise as … Bush
Americans born in Jerusalem are prohibited from listing Israel as their birthplace. A case at the Supreme Court today seeks to change that.
Yoel Shalit expresses relief and joy about his brother’s pending release, while Israelis mostly celebrate at the family’s Jerusalem encampment
Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more
Israeli singer Shmulik Kraus wrote a classic of psychedelic rock while sitting in a jail cell in the 1970s. His album deserves another listen.
Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.
Robert Stone’s 1998 novel Damascus Gate sets spies, cultists, and terrorists loose in the Holy Land
Official White House photographs leave ‘Israel’ out of ‘Jerusalem’ captions
A question everybody and nobody wants to answer
Plus, Beck moves march, Mossad among the sheep, and more
The American Academy in Jerusalem will welcome its inaugural class of fellows this fall. The four artists—plus founder Elise Bernhardt, of the Foundation for Jewish Culture—talk about the program.
Jerusalem—an ancient capital burdened by violence, economic hardship, and shifting demographics—may very well depend on a modern cultural renaissance for its survival
The Jerusalem Print Workshop, providing free workspace for artists, revives an artistic tradition in an ancient city struggling with changing demographics and religious tensions.
Plus, Israeli envoy enlists American Jews, Lieberman the shanda, and more
Plus the Supreme Court takes on Jerusalem, a Jew in Hogwarts, and more
The renewed violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be tied to the wave of unrest in the Arab world—as a distraction meant to lure the U.S. back to a failed peace process
This week in Israel: A bomb in Jerusalem returns terrorism to the capital, rockets in the Negev could prompt Cast Lead 2, a former president goes to jail, social workers demonstrate for higher wages, and more
Obama offers strong condemnation, statement of support for Israel
A visit with female IDFers here; a sister over there
Unattributed attack wounds dozens, kills one