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Explaining the Occupation

I’ve taught my children to love Israel. This summer, I tried to start a more complicated conversation.

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Claire Danes in Jaffa and Tel Aviv

The ‘Homeland’ star flirts with Tel Aviv

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Israeli Band Invades Britain

Tel-Aviv-based band Men of North Country has become a neo-Mod sensation in London

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Biking on Yom Kippur in Tel Aviv

Judaism’s wheel has many spokes

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Tel Aviv’s Neglected Library

Israel’s main library remains underfunded and short on staff, even as neighboring cultural institutions thrive

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Lenny Kravitz in Israel

Half-Jewish rocker to make an extended first stay

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Daybreak: Silicon Valley #1, Tel Aviv #2

Plus, United States pushes back on Iran intelligence report

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Hate and the Hebrew Lesson

Days after being stabbed in a Tel Aviv café, my African student remains determined to learn the Aleph-Bet

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Morrissey: The Boy with the Thorn in His Side

The former Smiths star wraps himself in the degel in Tel Aviv

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My Less Equal Israel

Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.

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Helping Israel Help Itself

Supporters want to know how to assist the Jewish state. Here’s a way: Back Tel Aviv’s tent city protesters.

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The Roll Pics: The North and Tel Aviv

Select stops from our last days on Birthright

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Zionism, After Miss Porter’s

After an anti-Semitic incident at boarding school, I denied being Jewish for years. Israel is changing things.

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Tel Aviv’s Comics Knock-Out

Israeli Asaf Hanuka crashes the party in Paris, as the comic-strip-obsessed city hosts Spiegelman and Crumb

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Sundown: Romney and the Jewish Vote

Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more

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Sundown: Bar Refaeli, Bar None

Plus among the Hasidim undercover and in drag, and more

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A Stroll Through Tel Aviv

Bauhaus, bookstores, opinionated people, and strong coffee: On Israel Independence Day, a Tel Aviv-born artist captures the scenes of her native city

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Broken Fingaz’s Graffiti Art

Can a gritty Haifa street-art collective bring its wild Israeli style to the chic London galleries inhabited by D*face, JR, and Banksy?

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No Promised Land for Refugees

Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds

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Iran Around Tel Aviv

A writer born in the capital of Holocaust denial tours the Jewish state as the cold war between Iran and Israel is about to get hot

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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

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Not a Fairy Tale

Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures

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Writing Footnote

Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film

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Sundown: Roseanne for President

Plus high-tech Tel Aviv, Iranian threats, and more

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Soviet Unions

An American moves to St. Petersburg, Russia—where Jews were once forbidden to live—and finds Jewishness has social currency, especially for dating

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Sundown: Arrest in N.J. Synagogue Attacks

Plus, Hasty Pudding honors Segel, topical advice from Dr. Ruth, and more

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Wake-Up Call

The leftist Israeli magazine +972 wants to sound the alarm on a Jewish state it believes is destroying itself

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Mother Tongue

A passionate, crusading Yiddisher tries to keep the Eastern European language alive in the cosmopolitan center of the Jewish state

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Ground Up

Diagnosed with cancer, my father decided to have his tongue removed. It’s an extreme treatment, but he’s always known how to make things work out.

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Choosing

When an 81-year-old novelist sued to become the first Jew in Israel officially labeled “without religion,” he didn’t realize he would start a movement

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