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
A New York-based public-art group called Illegal Art took to the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to collect suggestions—any suggestions—from passers-by
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