Jeanne Levylier was smitten with Léon Blum when she was 16 and he was 43. She asked to be allowed to join her beloved in Buchenwald, marry him and be a partner in whatever fate awaited him – as seen in a new film
French journalist Brigitte Benkemoun knew she struck gold when a search for a Hermès datebook led her to new discoveries about 'Weeping Woman' Dora Maar
Delphine Horvilleur sought the ‘right’ Judaism for her in Israel, found it in New York and became one of France’s few female rabbis. She now published a new book about anti-Semitism
Unanswered Questions and 17 Plastic Surgeries: Why the Journalist Who Survived Charlie Hebdo Attack Turned Off the News
Almost four years after the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical French weekly in Paris, a journalist who was critically wounded in the incident says he understands the terrorists
Italian art historian Salvatore Settis sees the decline of Venice as a metaphor for Europe’s classical values
The Kurds are a developed version of Islam that can become the second democracy in the region, says the philosopher in a new book. In an interview to Haaretz, Lévy explains why he believes in the moderate imams in his country and castigates the reporter for doubting Israeli democracy
Vuillard's ninth book, winner of the Prix Goncourt, is a powerful story connected to the rise of Nazism in Germany and Europe's blind advance toward the abyss in the years preceding the war
French journalist Delphine Minoui tells Haaretz how a group of young Syrians managed to put together a secret library with 15,000 books in battered and starving Daraya
The Bulgarian-French philosopher talks to Haaretz about Europe’s existential crisis in which economics has supplanted the humanities
Journalist Florence Aubenas was the world's most famous hostage for several months in 2005. Upon her return, she investigated the lives of France's most vulnerable workers. What she discovered was a world without hope.
In her Prix Goncourt-winning 'true crime' novel, French-Moroccan author Leila Slimani takes on the fraught ties between nannies and employers
Mary Wigman was one of the biggest influences on modern dance, but fell into disrepute after being accused of collaborating with the Nazi Party. A new biography seeks to redress the balance.
Algerian author Boualem Sansal talks to Haaretz about his new dystopian novel, ISIS, and death threats.
French-Iranian journalist Delphine Minoui offers insights into the country's political, religious and social culture.
In Israel this week, controversial Frenchman Michel Onfray makes philosophy into a way of life.