Tal Kra-Oz is a writer based in Tel Aviv.
A majority of young Israelis are granted service exemptions for ethnic or religious reasons, and mental health exemptions are notoriously easy to obtain. Being a conscientious objector is a far more difficult and demanding path.
The late playwright and poet finds himself embraced by the mainstream audiences he spent his life rebelling against
Artists and politicians clash anew over age-old questions: Should the government help pay for art? And if so, does it get to pick and choose favorites?
An exclusive interview with Jerusalem’s new mayor on the challenges of keeping the peace and keeping trash off the streets in the world’s holiest city
In a new documentary, a secular Tel Avivian moves to the West Bank and provides a curious, humane lens on life in a settlement
A new documentary on the life and work of composer Artur Schnabel who tried to escape his Jewishness before fleeing Germany ahead of Hitler
Israel’s Gesher theater company gives the classic tale of religious spirits a modern psychological turn
Born 100 years ago today, Alan Jay Lerner of Lerner and Loewe wrote classic American musicals like ‘Camelot’ and ‘My Fair Lady,‘ whose Jewish themes are not always obvious
From his role in curbing the Oslo Accords to his public-speaking prowess, the prime minister gives filmmakers fodder
It’s filmmakers versus the Minister of Culture in a struggle for the future of Israeli cinema
A new law, possibly the first of its kind in the world, may require streaming video services to obtain a government permit
‘There is no reason for you to assume a pinch—not even an ounce—of guilt or shame’
Is Eyal Golan, a popular singer recently embroiled in a sex scandal, a villain or a victim?
‘Absent’ is a deeply personal and moving work
And now it’s up to us to show him the full extent of our disdain and disgust
A new production of the classic play feels painfully contemporary
What’s behind Netanyahu’s fresh legal troubles?
In Tel Aviv, she was Evita. On the Great White Way, she’ll soon be Roxie Hart.