Comparisons of Israel to 1930s Germany are dismissed as hysterical exaggerations or anti-Semitic attacks, but they are actually the ethical imperative of 'never again.'
David Sarna Galdi
David Sarna, a former editor at Haaretz, is the head of English language content for a non-profit organization in Tel Aviv.
Ahmad Amer approached Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint with a knife and was immediately killed. His short goodbye letter might ironically contain a message of hope.
Before burning all Israeli Arabs at the stake because of the rantings of a few of their leaders, consider the disgraceful belief held by almost half of Israeli Jews.
Yotze dofen is an exceptional word, in that it is two words, thanks to which we'll make an exception and give you two two-word words of the day.
If it hadn't been for the British Mandate, Israelis would have called the ubiquitous water container 'Wehrmachtkanister.'
The Hebrew way to the heart of the matter
Little do the world's hyperactive stock traders know the word for their exchange originated with a 13th-century Dutch family.
If the clothes make the man,'gourmette' makes him a stereotypical Israeli.
In Israel, 'protektzia' is the unspoken fuel that powers everything from business deals to cutting in line at the cafe.
A Yiddish phrase becomes a Middle Eastern fixture and a symbol of an unsung method of repurposing.
This bit of Jew-on-Jew racism is actually a medieval term that should have disappeared with the Holy Grail.
In Hebrew, When someone is considered a 'cannon,' he is more than just a straight shooter.
How should you do things? Not this way
At least one Israeli got sued for casually tossing about this reference to one's grooming habits.
This army-derived insult refers to those who aren't the sharpest tool in the shed.
Israelis have a unique expression for dealing with disaster and tragedy.
This may be the most important word you ever learn in modern Hebrew.
The name for this form of poster communication to the ultra-Orthodox has ironically goyish origins.
Israelis constantly play with their language: this variation on the word for 'society' simply means the gang.
This word describes everything from the traffic you're stuck in to your friend's mess of an outfit to Israel's most recent elections.
In Israel it means something other than "stunningly beautiful waterfall between America and Ontario."
And here you thought that was the name of a fictional master-spy.
The Israeli humidity can wreak havoc on hair. To rectify the damage, you'd better know what tools to use and get your vocabulary straight - or curly.
The cactus may not be native to Israel but as a symbol for the native Israeli, prickly on the outside and sweet on the inside, it does the job.
Heading to the pharmacy after a long night of drinking? Now you'll know how to describe what's ailing you, in pure Hebrew.
The drink of Ottoman Sultans is now known in Israel as simply 'black coffee' or, more endearingly, 'mud'.
To escape the summer heat, Israelis love to dip into the canyon. And by that, we mean the mega shopping mall.
You may want to slap that nerdy kid in your class on the back of the head, but keep in mind, he could be the next Mark Zuckerberg.
This social activity all began with an ancient coconut.
Spend enough time in Israel and you will start to notice this little acronym, which has intense significance to religious Jews, scrawled at the top of documents and printed in the top corner of receipts and other items.