When Shmuel Yosef Agnon was evacuated to the Jerusalem home of the famed kabbalist Gershom Scholem during the War of Independence, he found a letter that would make every Airbnb host proud.
Even though Dylan's prize was a surprise and a bit controversial, it seems the Swedish Academy deserves thanks for its willingness to blur - even if only for one year - the lines separating 'high' and 'low' art.
Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos was a safe choice; choosing Syrian rescue workers or Greeks who assist refugees would have been a lot more contentious.
One of the winners, Michael Kosterlitz, is the son of Hans Kosterlitz, a German-born Jewish biologist who emigrated to Scotland in 1934 following the election of the Nazi Party.
Aaron Ciechanover travels to the isolated country to promote non-political scientific and educational exchanges.
World famous chemist, physicist maintained close ties with Israeli academic institutes and was a vocal critic of nuclear research.
The University of Salzburg announced that Konrad Lorenz, a zoologist who was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, no longer holds his honorary doctorate, 26 years after his death.
Prizewinners represent humanity’s elite as it appears from the recesses of northern Europe.
After leaving much of the left wing in its wake, the organization opened its new campaign at a conference in south Tel Aviv – which could be why so few turned up.
At the risk of his personal freedom and, some would say, his life, Snowden exposed his government’s paradigm reversal, which took place far from the public’s eye.
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards Nobel Prize for economics to 'one of the most influential economists of our time.'
Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E Moerner won the prize for their work in developing sharper vision for microscopes.
As the Jewish year comes to a close, Haaretz presents a selection of the outstanding writers and op-eds of the last 12 months, addressing issues from the Gaza conflict to debates within the Jewish world, from Israel to the future of Zionism.
Martin Karplus, who shared 2013 prize for chemistry with Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel, calls for 'one land, with two states within that land.'
Senior diplomat claims Washington wasn't pleased the new president had been given the award.
The Nobel-winning scientist's presidential bid raises the question of whether Israel affords enough opportunities to brilliant citizens who wish to contribute more to their nation.
Adam Verete, Ariel Zilber, Robert Aumann - whose views can Israelis tolerate?
If the University of Haifa decides to award an honorary doctorate to Prof. Yisrael Aumann, it would be in recognition of how he has upgraded the laws of the jungle to fit the modern world.
Professors Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt, both dual citizens, share prize with colleague Martin Karplus.
Isolating themselves from Israeli research can hardly be worth the 'political points' the Brussels bureaucrats thought they might score by censuring Israel.
Forget the genius genes or bookish culture hocus pocus. Jewish achievement in the sciences is a modern phenomenon, but the passions that drove it are now ebbing away.
Prize awarded to Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller 'for their empirical analysis of asset prices.'
Analysis | Not Just Syria Nobel for Chemical Watchdog Is Justified by Track Record - and Wishful Thinking
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) won the Nobel Peace Prize not only for its work in Syria, but recognition will help it succeed in dismantling Assad's chemical cache.
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has gained importance since Aug.21 deadly Sarin attack in Syria.
It’s hard to draw any parallels between the recent Israeli Nobel Prize winners success and the nation's higher education system.
How Israelis marked the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and lauded perceived deserters for winning the Nobel Prize reveals much about our identification with celebrity.
Many Jewish authors have won the Nobel Prize for Literature before, but is the 'uncouth' Philip Roth's Jewish identity just too in-your-face for the judges in Stockholm?
Free-spirited winner of the chemistry prize tells Haaretz he now has to erase Facebook photos of him in underpants at Burning Man Festival 'before they get into Swedish newspapers.’
The Belgian capital said it would name the lower part of the iconic monument after Francois Englert, the 80-year-old Holocaust survivor who won the Nobel Prize in Physics earlier this week.
Arieh Warshel left country 40-plus years ago, like so many academics have since.