The Longest Days I’ve Ever Had

Birthright made insane demands on our time, but showed us how to make the most of a day

On Birthright, Our Zionist Coach

Our Israel tour guide first seemed an IDF G.I. Joe. He turned out to be like a football coach: tough but righteous.

Seventy-Two Hours in Jerusalem

Shabbat in the shadow of the Knesset prompts political reflection

I’m Getting Bat Mitzvahed on Birthright

A Tableteer explains why she’s taking the plunge, along with a dozen others on the bus

Mideast Antiques Roadshow

Upheaval in Egypt and Libya has led to widespread looting—and the plunder is being sold on the Israeli market

Sundown: Romney and the Jewish Vote

Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more

Sundown: The Model Is a Spy

Plus Eisner slapped on wrist, the lawyer behind the lawsuits, and more

Taken for a Ride in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s light-rail system was designed in part to force Arabs and Jews to interact. Now that it’s running, commuters share one thing: discontent.

Holocaust Pulp Fiction

The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.

The Arabs Next Door

Thousands of Israeli Arabs are moving into Jewish towns seeking affordable housing and better quality of life. A warm welcome rarely awaits them.

Daybreak: Iran Talks Seem Likely Next Month

Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news

Other Supreme Court Decides Jerusalem Case

Rules that federal judiciary may mediate Congress-president feud

AIPAC in Jerusalem

The view from our window

Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

Jerusalem Winter

Lost Books

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