In his carefully wrought and well-sourced book ‘Urshalim,’ Nir Hasson tells the story of a united but fractured city, melding scattered historical, political and religious details into a significant picture
In his new nonfiction book the novelist’s language is wondrous as usual, but behind it lurks all the problems of the Zionist left – from arrogance and sanctification of secularism to dodging the toughest questions
Alluring and repulsive, spiritual and cynical – Jerusalem is a city of peace without a single corner free of disputes. Never has a city been so reunited, yet so torn apart
Secular Israelis are collaborating with the policies that will bring about their own intellectual and spiritual destruction
We were nice, not influential or dangerous. Then a new generation arose and moved into the realm of wildness
What looks like an out-of-control pot of popcorn becomes logical when the political lens is replaced with a historical one. The president is the official liquidator of rapacious capitalism.
Battling together for our home, hours of risk to lives and real dangers forged us in solidarity without borders.
As religious and nationalist fundamentalism penetrate further into the top ranks of Israel, and as press and NGOs face increasing restrictions, Israel needs a strong opposition.
Although the Ashkenazi culture and institutions are part of our dwindling interface with the West, they are also barriers between us and our neighbors, near and far.
With his usual capacity for describing horrors of genocide and acts of compassion, historian Yair Auron presents the unknown story of Circassians who in 1942 saved Jewish youngsters from slaughter.