The decision to close the beaches of Lake Kinneret marks yet another milestone in the slope down which secular Israel is sliding
The country needs a new approach so that a male soldier can look straight in the eye not only of a female paratroop instructor but also of those who try to impose their religious, conservative and fanatical nationalist customs
One has to also know when it’s time to leave someone who sinned and admitted his transgression and apologized alone, and not go on hounding him forever
The new Meretz chairwoman betrayed voters by using the services of a far-right spin doctor and compounded the damage by lying about it
Many believe that certain behavior is inappropriate for women but fine for men. But a woman with power acts exactly like a man with power; those seeking equal rights must remember egalitarianism
Bator went as far as Japan to gain insight into her homeland, Poland, and its anti-Semitism. Now her book, translated into Hebrew, is a self-fulfilling prophecy
Israel is so sensitive to its own national pain, but ignores and denies that of the Palestinians
Despite my strong feelings about sexual harassment and having been subjected to it myself, the shaming that is done public figures via social media is disproportionate
To mark national Hebrew Book Week, reviewers from Haaretz and other Israeli media outlets make some recommendations for good reading this summer
The opium wars served Europe’s interests in China. Whose interests are served by plunging Israel into a marijuana haze?
Habima, together with the left-wing journalists, authors and poets, should rise up from its prolonged armchair revolution and go forth to settle in the hearts of the settlers, the people of the periphery and others.
Farewell to your ashes, Peres. It's not pleasant to say so, but as a public figure, you were buried long ago by those eulogizing you today. And allow me to just add this: Their tears are crocodile tears.
When we are able stand on our own two feet and not on the feet of America, then perhaps we will be able to climb out of the mud we've created.
The Yemenite children affair is a central theme of Iris Eliya Cohen’s third novel, but the way it’s handled gives pause for thought about the stuff of which best sellers are made in Israel.
The Labor Party legislator wants to replace the government, not be part of it. Not every leftist has to mention the feminist movement with every utterance.
The tension and the reversals of fortune generated by agents of the Mossad, the Shin Bet and Hezbollah make ‘The IVF File’ a fine read.
The daughter of Jewish immigrants and 20th-century American history are the protagonists of Susan Jane Gilman's new novel.
The president and Foreign Ministry workers abroad do more harm than good; they should get real jobs.
The minister of education's new plan to reward schools for high military recruitment rates is a cheap play for easy, and dangerous, nationalism. It's much more difficult to educate.
We are hardwired to avoid pain and seek pleasure. A look at how Judaism and Christianity differ in their approaches to indulgence and asceticism.
During this uplifting time before Yom Kippur, we asked artists and intellectuals to share their favorite verses of prayer and poetry with us.
Even if these others are black and did not exactly arrive at their historical homeland, even if they made their way over a sea of sand rather than an ocean of water, they are starved, beaten, exhausted and bruised.
A.B. Yehoshua tells Haaretz that while his latest book reexamines a number of his earlier works, it is in no way a 'parting novel'.