The life of Dona Gracia, who lived in 16th century Europe, is the subject of a new historical novel.
The Archetype of the Wandering Jew: Corinne Evens' Globe-spanning Empire of Business and Philanthropy
Belgian-born to wealthy Polish parents and now based in Paris, Corinne Evens founded a real estate empire, has business and philanthropic interests in Israel and Europe, and recently launched her own line of jewelry.
Polish journalist Jacek Hugo-Bader undertakes arduous expeditions to remotest Russia, living with the people he writes about. In his acclaimed book 'White Fever,' he chronicles an epic road trip to Siberia, which was both life-affirming and death-defying.
The unfulfilled life and death of a quintessential Israeli beauty, told by those who loved her.
A conference last week celebrated the achievements of the 'Gomulka aliyah,' an underreported wave of immigration from Poland in the late 1950s, whose participants weren't Zionist but fell in love with their adopted homeland.
How are perfect pitayas and magnificent mangoes produced? With the help as wise farmers have learned of a rare database called the Jordan Valley soil archive. Meet the experts who know its secrets.
Vera Baboun, the first woman mayor of the city where Jesus was born, faces no small task: To improve a dire economic situation and to stop residents from emigrating.
A new exhibition sheds light on Boris Schatz's unknown daughter and threatens to revive a feud between the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv schools of art.
Prof. Hamutal Bar Yosef's biography is interwoven with that of the country: immigration, deprivation, bereavement and survival. Despite getting a late start, she has become a leading figure in the field of Hebrew literature.
When does an architect's copyright expire and yield to the demands of the daily life of a building's occupants?
French lawyer Carole Masliah talks about Jewish identity, terrorism and the case that changed her life.
After contracting leukemia eight years ago, best-selling author Horn speaks frankly about her marriages, career and making plans for the future.
At 7 A.M. Gordon Beach is empty, Frishman is deserted and only Bograshov is lively. Pensioners come to swim here, of all places. They have almost succeeded in concealing the reason.
A whole generation looms between Yona, 69, and his daughter, Anat, 33. He represents European culture and history. She stands for liberated, worry-free Israel.
This one-woman empire includes dozens of sparkling stores in Israel and abroad, but her own daughter prefers punk.
Leonid Pekarovsky was an art critic in Russia, but for 17 years he has been parking cars, all while writing sharply honed and moving stories.
When Noam Bar Levy told his parents he was gay, he was accepted from the first moment.
Udi's paternal role is not strongly felt in his relationship with Omer. What stands out more is Omer's motherly protection of her father.
Since 1948, Hillela Tal has been cultivating artists with the same care she applies to the grapes in her vineyard.
Only 19 years apart in age, their relations over the years have been like a pendulum: now closer, now more distant, then closer again.
All that Rivka Hamdani, 59, wanted was to plant a tree in the soil of the homeland that would strike deep roots. Religious-national-Zionist roots. Barak, 36, one of Rivka’s six offspring, is simultaneously synthesis and antithesis.
Will Inbal, now 27, be prime minister? All her options are open. What’s certain is that Gadi, who’s 59, missed his chance to become a physician.
A farm in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park lures children away from the Internet and back to their roots.
Eliezer, 66, is a classic parental “tree,” broad at the top and with deep roots, who wanted to see the apples roll as far as possible. But Yonatan, 34, stayed close.
More and more Poles are discovering their Jewish roots.
Jacob Weksler was raised a Catholic and became a priest. He later learned he was Jewish and came to Israel, where he found ultra-Orthodox relatives, a mixed welcome at a kibbutz ulpan and a confrontation with the Law of Return.
On Saturdays they went to Jerusalem soccer games with cameras slung over their shoulder. David, now 88, often had no film in the camera. For Ami (Amnon), 59, those Shabbats were like a whole universe.
David, 52, and Eran, 28, are like two apples that haven’t yet fallen from the tree. They are very much alike, both inside and outside, and share an innovative business ideology – they have trod on every stone they describe in their books.
Shoshana, 78, and Shai, 48, are the ingathering of exiles: she was born in Yemen, he in Israel. She lived most of her life according to her codes.
Ruth Dorrit, 59, and Amram, 33, are a classic tree-and-apple example. She is the Great Mother; he takes shelter in her shadow.