Elon Gilad is an editor and writer at Haaretz.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
First U.S.-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting, U.S. officials say (Reuters)
Report: U.S.-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians (AP)
Shin Bet arrests Meir Ettinger on suspicion of involvement with extremist Jewish group (Haaretz)
Two mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, no casualties or damage reported (Haaretz)
Pro-Hadi forces recapture Yemen's al-Anad military and air base, hundreds of Houthis flee (Reuters)
Palestinian foreign minister filed report to ICC over torching of Duma home (Haaretz)
We want Iran cooperation, not meddling, Gulf Arabs tell Kerry (Reuters)
Russia: U.S. plan to provide air cover for Syrian rebels undermines Damascus fight on ISIS (Reuters)
Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to take Sinjar from ISIS (AP)
Russia says kills six suspected militants in North Caucasus (Reuters)
Turkey's main opposition accuses Erdogan of blocking efforts to form coalition (Reuters)
Israeli forces shoot, lightly wound Palestinian they say was fleeing security check (Haaretz)
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How the interpretation of the ancient Hebrew words 'metzitzah b'peh' has changed can be a matter of life and death for baby boys.2 comments
- N.Y. mayor must outlaw dangerous circumcision rite before another baby dies
- 'Oral suction' provides anti-circumcision activists with dubious ammunition
- Is this the generation that rejects circumcision?
- Israel’s chief rabbinate says oral suction at circumcision is preferred
- N.Y. health chief calls for end to metzitzah b’peh rite in circumcisions
The deadly attack on a Copenhagen synagogue this week should be seen in the context of the tolerant history of Denmark's Jews.2 comments
- In Copenhagen shooting aftermath, Danish Jews treading fine line
- Danish chief rabbi responds to Netanyahu: Terror is not a reason to move to Israel
- Report: Suspected gunman behind Copenhagen attacks recently released from jail
- Denmark's Holocaust record earns it benefit of doubt on how to protect Jews
- 'Thanks but no thanks, Bibi': Danish Jews aren't fleeing to Israel – or anywhere else
Algorithm and sofa, candy and apricot, algebra and zero, and so many more are actually Arab migrants.2 comments
The Hebrew words for 'oak' and 'terebinth' seem to derive from the ancient word for 'god' - el. A Tu Bishvat special.8 comments
The history of Saudi Arabia is the tale of its ruling house, going back some 600 years.0 comments
- Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Crown Prince Salman
- Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia after king's death
- Who is King Salman, Saudi Arabia's new ruler?
- The Saudi king is dead, long live the kingdom
- Iran FM: Outreach to Saudi Arabia 'necessary'
- WATCH: Michelle Obama flouts the Saudi 'dress code for women;' blurring controversy follows
- Kuwait Airways bars woman from flight because of Israeli citizenship
From dark netherworld populated by ghosts to reincarnation to multiple souls: The Jewish concept of the afterlife has been to hell and back.5 comments
- The Revolt of the Maccabees: The true story behind Hanukkah
- The real story of Christmas: From sun-worship to Sinterklaas
- Hebrew words in English you didn't even know you knew
- Meet the Hasmoneans: A brief history of a violent epoch
- The history of the Temple Mount: Where gods collide
- This Day in Jewish History / The medieval rabbi who put Aristotle before God passes on
- Why is Israel called Israel?
- The history of Jewish burial rites
How Bugs Bunny forever changed the meaning of an ancient Hebrew word and six-winged chimeras morphed into cherubs.2 comments
The Egyptian censorship board said last week it was banning ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings due to ‘historical inaccuracies.’ Egypt may be right, but that’s no reason to ban Ridley Scott's movie.5 comments
- Were Jews ever really slaves in Egypt, or is Passover a myth?
- Report: Egypt bans 'Exodus' for claiming Jews built the pyramids
- Ladders to heaven: Who built the ancient pyramids of Egypt?
- Where does the afikoman come from?
- The enigmatic origins of the words of the Passover seder
- Why it doesn't matter whether the Exodus happened
Judas Maccabeus' death would mark the end of the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks – and the start of the extremely unstable Hasmonean dynasty.1 comments
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