Chronic quarreling makes it possible to keep a safe distance from intimacy and closeness. Some people need that.
Many couples find an outside prop to stabilize their relationship and repress their problems. The trouble begins when that prop is their child.
According to the rumors, some 400 of the fired Maariv workers will be reinstated – until then all 2,000 are waiting on an "island of hope," like participants in some huge, cruel reality show.
Israel is a superpower when it comes to milk production, but some innovative farmers refuse to put profits first.
Low-price cottage cheese and animal welfare are contradictory goals. Thus, the cottage cheese protest is an example of one of the weaknesses of the social protest: the fact that it wasn't clear what the protesters were ready to give in return for the fulfillment of their demands.
What do a watchmaker, a Nazi hunter, a home economics teacher and a matchmaker have in common?
Like all of our children, Abadi’s students are growing up in a society that offers a depressing and circular route of seemingly endless freedom and of aspiration for immediate gratification, and a low threshold of frustration.
As the sun is setting, they leave Jaffa, two men in an old and not very large boat.
The true mission of all of the world’s watchmakers is essentially to conduct a countdown of our time on earth.
Since the dawn of humanity we have been calling upon all manner of witches and soothsayers and coffee-ground readers for assistance. And some of those practitioners are better known today as matchmakers.
There are two sides to political correctness, and both are based on the assumption that words and symbols can change reality. To a certain extent, this is obviously true. ... But the ability of expressions to change reality is not without its limits.
There are numerous burning issues on the agenda in Israel today, and George Orwell wrote about all of them more than 60 years ago. Reading him again, we are reminded that there is nothing new under the sun.
The philanthropic organization Save a Child's Heart has treated thousands of Palestinian and African children. Now, officials are questioning the wisdom of its actions in these cash-strapped times.
Today the United States is at the start of a new era. President Barack Obama succeeded in doing what no other Democratic leader before him had done - turning the United States into a country where there is national health insurance for every person.
Elegance and attention to detail are things to look for in both a suit and a leader, particularly when it comes to the suit of a leader.
Critics warn legislation might increase poaching, while alienating Druze and Arabs who consider hunting a cultural legacy
A new law intended to stop the slaughter is meeting with fierce resistance from men who consider hunting an honorable tradition.
In an ‘instant’ world, where every minute we have to get used to a new boss, new war or new enemy, it’s not surprising we want to see the same TV or literary heroes again and again before we go to sleep.
The most Israeli person is the one who loves surveys that tell us what we already know about ourselves.
When one person takes advantage of another's diminished situation to rob them of their humanity, whether or not money is exchanged, it is reasonable to assume the person being exploited is not having an entertaining experience.
We are happy to live in a world in which an attempt is made to reduce violence and stereotypical thinking of different kinds. But sometimes one has to think for another minute and understand where real racism is hiding.
If a family can be composed of people of the same gender, and people who are not a couple and don't live in the same house, then why can't two good female friends raise a child together and be considered a legitimate family?
A textbook in use in 2012 cannot describe homosexuality as 'an emotional disorder' that stems from 'a strong need for dependence.'
Privatization may cause numerous problems, not the least of which is the injustice caused to the workers in the distribution centers and their exploitation.
New types of families around us - same-sex, single-parent, multi-parent, multi-generational - have the potential to subvert the narcissistic glory of the biological child.
For several days now, your cellphone has been vibrating as people the length and breadth of your telephone contacts book wish you a wonderful year, a year of plenty and good health, a year of peace and love.
Is the death of Haaretz's food and wine critic, Daniel Rogov, symbolic of the disappearance of role of the critic in general?
Discrimination against the elderly is expressed in worse ways than the wording of newspaper headlines. It would be nice to see a protest on this matter, so that our octogenarians would also receive support from those born in the 1980s.
The overuse of the word 'exciting' to describe the social upheaval in Israel is an attempt to turn the word into a shortcut for the emotional experience itself, whether genuine or fake.