Tel Aviv’s fashion week is torn in two, but politicization has been stitched into the country’s fabric since 1949
I’ve taught my children to love Israel. This summer, I tried to start a more complicated conversation.
The ‘Homeland’ star flirts with Tel Aviv
Tel-Aviv-based band Men of North Country has become a neo-Mod sensation in London
Judaism’s wheel has many spokes
Israel’s main library remains underfunded and short on staff, even as neighboring cultural institutions thrive
Half-Jewish rocker to make an extended first stay
Plus, United States pushes back on Iran intelligence report
Days after being stabbed in a Tel Aviv café, my African student remains determined to learn the Aleph-Bet
The former Smiths star wraps himself in the degel in Tel Aviv
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
Supporters want to know how to assist the Jewish state. Here’s a way: Back Tel Aviv’s tent city protesters.
Select stops from our last days on Birthright
After an anti-Semitic incident at boarding school, I denied being Jewish for years. Israel is changing things.
Israeli Asaf Hanuka crashes the party in Paris, as the comic-strip-obsessed city hosts Spiegelman and Crumb
Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more
Plus among the Hasidim undercover and in drag, and more
Bauhaus, bookstores, opinionated people, and strong coffee: On Israel Independence Day, a Tel Aviv-born artist captures the scenes of her native city
Can a gritty Haifa street-art collective bring its wild Israeli style to the chic London galleries inhabited by D*face, JR, and Banksy?
Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds
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
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures
Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film
Plus high-tech Tel Aviv, Iranian threats, and more
An American moves to St. Petersburg, Russia—where Jews were once forbidden to live—and finds Jewishness has social currency, especially for dating
Plus, Hasty Pudding honors Segel, topical advice from Dr. Ruth, and more
The leftist Israeli magazine +972 wants to sound the alarm on a Jewish state it believes is destroying itself
A passionate, crusading Yiddisher tries to keep the Eastern European language alive in the cosmopolitan center of the Jewish state
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.