Nir Baram, whose new novel, ‘At Night’s End,’ is his most personal work yet, talks about the death of his mother and the suicide of his best friend, and what he has learned from interviewing settlers and Palestinians
In a war for survival, it’s impossible not to see the victims as heroes. But Israel is no longer fighting wars of no choice
Dogs are very easy to anthropomorphize. Cats are an accessory, a living addition to the furniture - which they readily destroy with their claws
How Jerusalem's mayor is deepening ultra-Orthodox and secular division in the city
Sure, classes provided by ultra-nationalist, religious groups are free babysitting. So what if the kid comes home afraid her father will die because he doesn’t observe Shabbat?
Such a political party would look after its constituents by securing state funding, using the impressive — yes, impressive — tactics taught to us by our ultra-Orthodox mentors
Antonio Ungar met his Palestinian wife, writer Zahiye Kundos, in Iowa. To be with her in Israel, he first had to prove he had Jewish relatives who perished in the Holocaust. His next task was to adopt her religion – Islam.
How did it come about that I, who grew up in the supposedly mixed city of Haifa, never made a genuine effort to learn that language?
“I could have been a terrific lesbian,” I once told my straight friend Ruthie. “But a hitch occurred: I am attracted to men.
I have only three reasons to wax nostalgic for Jerusalem: three magical days in 1992, when my children and I were trapped in frost.
From the comfort of her Galilee village, the writer explores life and death, humans and felines, and Israel and Costa Rica.
Let's hope I come out of it safely this time too, writes Haaretz columnist Neri Livneh.
Thoughts on famous singers and infamous behavior in the wake of the Eyal Golan affair.
The Education Ministry sends teens to visit places like Hebron to promote values related to humanism, but among Jews only.
I considered becoming a citizen of some Central European country, but it looks like I'll remain a prisoner of Zion.
Instead of thinking up new, creative ways to marry people off, maybe we should be thinking about how to stop pressuring everyone to marry.
A new novel shows that our lives are determined by forces of which we are unaware.
Neri Livneh is lured by Berlin, but won't join the masses living there.
The crystalline voice of Jose Feliciano made me cry with longing for Lori, a noble woman who died last week.
Dr. Sagit Arbel-Alon has just published her first book of poetry.
Every bike should have a license number and cyclists should compensate their victims.
How the hell am I supposed to go down to the bomb shelter in those clothes, holding Shoshana on a leash in my right hand and a decorative dish of some sort in my other hand?
Why has the schnitzel sandwich been replaced by diet cola?
It is the farmer’s enemy - an unlikable, aggressive creature with a face only a mother could love. But biologist Aaron Avivi says the blind mole may save millions of human lives if given the chance.
Clear Jerusalem air, a series about prisoners, a reality show in Eilat and an air-conditioned theater. A few tips for the sweltering season.
Brecht did not imagine that after his death the springboard for the next big war would shift to the Middle East.
No, I am not experiencing a nervous breakdown, a stroke or clinical depression. I’m just writing a book.
A women’s group seeking to regularize prostitution in Israel says that institutionalizing the world’s oldest profession will benefit those working in it.
A well-developed sense of nostalgia is a dangerous thing.
At times like these − as well as at many others, to be honest − I feel like my real purpose in this world is to compensate for those moments when Neri is at her most obstreperous.