We’re commanded to be happy on Purim, and it turns out the acts required for proper observance—from donning costumes to celebrating with others—provide useful tricks for brightening moods year round
Late last year Israel accepted what’s set to be the final wave of Ethiopian immigrants. But the country is still struggling to integrate the 120,000 who’ve arrived over the past three decades.
In Jerusalem, Jerusalem, James Carroll uses the city as a metaphor for the human tendency to combine religion with violence
In 2004, Natalie Portman—likely to win a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan this weekend—spent a year at Hebrew University. So did I, and it’s her fault I started smoking.
Israel rejected big offer; news is bad P.R. for P.A.
In Israel, gentrification is about religion, not class
A Columbia professor tours East Jerusalem, where national histories clash, converge, and intertwine
In Israel, graffiti tells all sides of the story
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
With his U.S. Institute of Peace set to open in Washington, Israeli-born Moshe Safdie takes his place among the world’s leading architects
The latest ‘Text/Context’
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
The odyssey of Jack Tytell: An intimate look at the accused Jewish killer
Plus Zuckerman the speechwriter, and more
But which side has better weather?
French Jews making aliyah go from one conflict zone to another
Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace
Israel’s smallest religious minority offers Jews a glimpse of what might have been
Jerusalem, forever anything? and more
Does Israel’s capital—with its large, activist, and growing ultra-Orthodox population—fairly represent Israel?
Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more
And the song’s Yehuda Halevi connection
The many lives of ‘Jerusalem of Gold,’ an Israeli anthem
Plus one gate opens and another closes in Jerusalem
Plus Obama’s champions and apologists, and more
Cheerleaders! Too bad, says Israel’s basketball league.
With newspaper ad espousing reverance for Jerusalem
Should the Times yank him from the beat?
Contradicting Tablet, he says move is not political
A look at Guma Aguiar, who with his uncle bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism