Two new books bring to life the knife-edge moment when the British Empire was being liquidated and the U.S. national security establishment tried and failed to block the birth of Israel
On Israel Independence Day, reflecting on more than 20 years of living on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean
A former state archivist on the dispute over the first draft of the Declaration of Independence
How my great-grandmother, a Polish immigrant to Mexico, became a champion of artists like Mathias Goeritz, Sebastián, and José Luis Cuevas
A love letter in 70 lines
In besieged Jerusalem, starving Jews foraged for edible plants, sparking a culinary tradition that continues long after the victory
From reservists lazing on a desert hilltop to doomed love in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic, the films that helped shape Israeli cinema
A musical celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut
Yom Ha’atzmaut: How Jewish mobsters helped Israel gain its independence
Yom Ha’atzmaut: The benefits—and perils—of assimilation in the Jewish state
The Academy of the Hebrew Language asked Israelis to choose the most definitive word for each of the nation’s seven decades. The results aren’t what you’d expect.
Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie and Israeli singer Yael Deckelbaum will mark the transition from Memorial Day to Independence Day in prayer and music
On Yom Ha’atzmaut, looking back at Habibi’s Adventures in the Land of Israel, from 1951
On our sister site, a week of Yiddish and young Hasidic love
An American ballad, on the Jewish state’s Independence Day
In some Israeli communities, the international workers holiday was just as important as the Jewish holidays
Long before ‘Hamilton’ there was ‘King of the Jews,’ an Israeli production in which the Zionist visionary sings, dances, and even raps
On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, lessons for our world from theirs
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