Karl Ove Knausgaard, who succeeds in his massive autobiography to make the ordinary extraordinary, talks to Haaretz about the Bible, being in Israel's capital and the fallibility of human nature
David B. Green
Two thousand years ago, Jews' baseless hatred for other Jews led to the Temple's destruction. What damage might today's manifestation of such hatred yield?
Twitter erupted after the first daughter described Jerusalem’s Kotel as the holiest site in Judaism; as part of the Temple Mount, that’s exactly what it is
Back when the British ruled, the Jewish underground blew up part of the King David, but this time around security measures are likely to make the place one of the safest venues on earth
Hala Alyan's 'Salt Houses' is a family saga, although even the word 'saga' may be overly grand, since none of its characters are the makers of history: They are history’s victims.
Building work on King Hussein’s summer residence on Tel el-Ful came to an abrupt end in June 1967. The land still belongs to the Jordanian royal family, even if some joke they have forgotten about the structure’s existence
There are few issues that serve so effectively as women’s headgear as a mirror for society’s fears, prejudices and concerns about religious orthodoxy
Fritz Haber’s chemical genius was responsible for both fertilizers and chemical weapons. He also developed Zyklon-B for Germany.
'You Say to Brick,' a new biography, explores Louis Kahn's bizarre personal life and sublime designs, including an unrealized plan that could have made the Western Wall a site for all humanity.
French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy's new book, a highly idiosyncratic take on what he sees as the fundamental lesson of Judaism, also offers a surprisingly clueless view of Orthodoxy.