She investigated everyone whose name appeared in an address book she found in the street, got married in Vegas during a film project and invited strangers to sleep in her empty bed. Sophie Calle, whose art career turns 40 this year, talks about what inspires her now that the world resembles one of her works
For nearly 30 years, the American counterculture icon Robert Crumb has lived with his family in a remote French village. In an interview there, he talks about making the Bible a feminist text and his brushes with political correctness
A visit to the remote German isle of Heligoland
France’s sparsely populated ‘empty diagonal’ is a swath of land that covers about a third of the country’s territory. Despite its name, there are some pleasant surprises there, as revealed on a roadtrip
Ari Miller moved to Israel to become a soldier and a politician, but found himself bouncing from kitchen to kitchen in Tel Aviv. Now the man behind blood matzo balls and bacon-wrapped hamantaschen is garnering acclaim in Philadelphia
They are not permitted to speak, other than a brief conversation in the courtyard, once a week. They see their families only twice a year. They receive their food through a window in their room. A visit to La Grande Chartreuse, one of the world’s most reclusive monasteries
Fans roared as Mohammed Assaf took the stage in Ramallah for a performance that united Palestinians - even if it lasted only 27 minutes.
Birthright is now 13 years old. Haaretz talks to five Israelis who have also reached that milestone and discovers through them a different ‘start-up nation.’
The third and final installment of the series exploring food in Mea She'arim, Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, takes a look at the fast-food establishments that have become staples of the community.
In the second on this three-part series on the food of Mea She'arim, a spotlight on the Ashkenazi stews and savory dishes of Jerualem's Haredi heart.
In the first installment of a three-part series about eating and drinking in Mea She'arim, we visit the ultra-Orthodox hood's bakeries.
Libyan cuisine in Bnei Brak, a perfect pint in Bat Yam and a brewpub in Petah Tikva are some of the culinary treasures found in the suburbs and towns just beyond Tel Aviv.
Young Friends of the Arts helps Israeli art institutions appeal to the artistically inclined youth.
In the final installment in a three-part series on Palestinian organic farming, Murad Alkhufash practices permaculture while also staking a claim to the soil he loves.
Despite the efforts of activists to deter them, a group of Israelis traveled to Jordan to see a popular Lebanese rock band perform.
In the second installment in a three-part series on Palestinian organic farming, Palestinian artist and filmmaker Mazen Saadeh takes on a new project organic farming in the cross hairs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In the first installment in a three-part series on Palestinian organic farming, Mazen Jerbawi dreams of a West Bank food culture where his organic, farm-sourced cheese and ice cream are the norm, not the exception.
The Hiriya landfill, an eyesore that sits between Ben-Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv, is being transformed into a vast urban park that will ultimately mask both its smelly past and its pre-1948 history.
Four Israeli activists venture to Hadassah Ein Karem to pay their respects to 18-year-old Jamal Joulani, who was severely beaten by Jewish teens in West Jerusalem over the weekend, and to the six West Bank residents wounded when an explosive was thrown at their car.
The establishments along Haifa’s port, many harking from its heyday when seafaring was a more common trade in Israel, are both a reminder of the city’s past and a vital part of its present. But some are at risk of being swept away in a wave of gentrification.
Despite facing the same economic problems as their peers in Israel, the Russian community was noted by its absence from social protests, until now.
There is one way to prove that the new national park in East Jerusalem is not a bluff: Lace up your walking shoes and hit the road.
How did we get from the cult of the victorious fighter pilot to the cult of the fallen pilot?
The country's Catholics used to number in the few thousands, but the large number of migrant workers have augmented their ranks by more than 20,000.
Almost 1,000 runners will head off from the starting line at the 30th Tiberias Marathon at 9 A.M. this morning. The field is the largest and the best in the events history with 30 foreign runners taking part.
A guide to nearly a hundred unusual, fascinating places to visit in Israel.
"Fame By Chance: An A-Z of Places That Became Famous (or Infamous) by a Twist of Fate" by Donough O'Brien, Bene Factum Publishing Ltd., 432 pages, 9.89 pounds sterling
Miriam Asnes, a Jewish American, decided to translate into English `Vietnam 2,' an anti-U.S. Egyptian play about Iraq.