The Roll Pics: The North and Tel Aviv

Select stops from our last days on Birthright

Zionism, After Miss Porter’s

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

Tel Aviv’s Comics Knock-Out

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

Sundown: Romney and the Jewish Vote

Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more

Sundown: Bar Refaeli, Bar None

Plus among the Hasidim undercover and in drag, and more

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Writing Footnote

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

Sundown: Roseanne for President

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

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

Sundown: Arrest in N.J. Synagogue Attacks

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

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