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You Were Famous, Your Heart Was a Legend

Defying pressure to cancel a concert, Lana Del Rey says she will sing for the people of Israel because she is a singer and they are people

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Fear and Loathing in Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station

Home to a Filipino market, a Yiddish library, and a colony of bats, the building nicknamed the Labyrinth is one big metaphor

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Summer by the Sea

How Jews discovered the allure of the beach—from Far Rockaway to Tel Aviv

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In Tel Aviv, a Mechitzah Sparks a Battle Over the Role of Religion in the Public Square

Orthodox women say they want a large gathering to feature separate seating. Liberal feminists say that’s unacceptable.

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Israeli Arabs Are Choosing Jewish Schools

Yom Ha’atzmaut: The benefits—and perils—of assimilation in the Jewish state

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Foraging in Tel Aviv

On Heela Harel’s urban tours, participants learn to spot edible flowers, leaves, and weeds—and how to turn them into lunch

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Making Serious Dough in Tel Aviv

Israeli celebrity chef Omer Miller shifted from upscale restaurants to hamburgers and pizza—and became a sensation on Instagram

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A Yiddish Purim Shpil in Tel Aviv

Rokhl’s Golden City: Eritrean detainees read Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the mother tongue meets the mother-land

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‘To Be Us, It’s Political’: Tel Aviv’s Drag Queens

A new short follows a first timer as she prepares to take the stage, exploring the unique quirks of the Israeli drag scene

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Tel Aviv Loses Its Iconic Restaurant

Farewell to Orna and Ella, an oasis of sanity soon to shut down

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El Al Will Now Fly Direct From Tel Aviv To Silicon Valley

What can the Start-up Nation airline learn from Start-up Valley?

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One Photographer’s Quest to Capture the Humans of Tel Aviv, One Snapshot at a Time

A late-comer to social media, Erez Kaganovitz became a Facebook sensation for training his lens on the people of his city

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Tel Aviv Crowned World’s Vegan Capital

Forget the shawarma: These days, Israel is all about the plant-based diet

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Farewell to Kolnoa Allenby, Tel Aviv’s Temple of Nightlife

For a few blissful hours, you could escape reality and feel nothing but the beat of the music

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Nicole Krauss’ Dark Forest, aka the Tel Aviv Hilton

Bookworm: Entering the multiverse of alternate selves, a dissociative nightmare, to find a way in the woods

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Elisheva Bikhovsky, One of the Greatest Poets in the Modern Hebrew Language, Wasn’t Jewish

A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s

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Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv

Playing its longest concert in 11 years, the band shuts down the BDS bullies with a gorgeous rendition of ‘Karma Police’

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Watch Radiohead Rehearsing in Tel Aviv

Refusing to succumb to BDS, the band rocks HaYarkon Park

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Britney Spears to Israel: Jerusalem is Toxic

Ditches Bibi, hates the Kotel, loves shopping—the pop star is the ultimate Tel Avivian

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Pickles and Prose

Tel Aviv literary events bring together sour food and sour stories, with sweet results

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My Tel Aviv Fashion Week

The founder of Paper magazine takes a junket to the Holyland, where designers are trying to reconcile the competing demands of play and pray

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A Song About Israel

An American ballad, on the Jewish state’s Independence Day

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When Radiohead Played Tel Aviv in ’93

Artists supporting BDS are urging Radiohead to cancel its summer show in Tel Aviv, but that’s unlikely to happen: the British rockers have a long-standing connection to Israel

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The Cycle of Violence Must End!

Israel must stop provoking Palestinian violence by welcoming cancer patients, pursuing peace initiatives

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A Britney Concert in Tel Aviv—Her First—Is Pushing Back an Israeli Election

The Labor Party primaries have been postponed for a day because of traffic concerns and a lack of available security guards

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In Florida We Trust

Episode 78: Miami Jewish Film Festival director Igor Shteyrenberg and Rocco’s Tacos restaurateur Rocco Mangel, recorded live in West Palm Beach

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Tel Aviv’s Summer Concert Scene Is Lit

From Radiohead to Justin Bieber to Guns N’ Roses, the stars are a-comin’ to Israel

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Trump Picks Hard-Liner David M. Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

An attorney and long-time Trump ally, Friedman has no diplomatic experience, does not believe in a two-state solution, and supports settlements in Palestinian territories

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Biebs Returning to Israel With ‘Purpose’

Justin Bieber is performing in Tel Aviv in May. No word yet as to which Hebrew tattoo he’ll get this time around, or whether or not he’ll meet with Bibi in the Holy Land.

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