In the past 20 years, some 600,000 new immigrants came to Israel – principally from Russia, France and North America. They may be the real reason that the country's politics is now fixed on the right
Want a model as your egg donor? Fork over another $8,500. Want boy-and-girl twins? Try genetic engineering. Like many gay couples, we turned to surrogacy. But given the life story of the woman who carried our twins, we had to wonder if surrogacy can ever be moral
Men in Arab society who murdered women in their families talk frankly about the social and personal background that gives rise to murder in the family. Just don't call it 'honor killings'
A young Buddhist diagnosed too late with a genetic disease, a Holocaust survivor with cancer, and a once-happy nurse suffering from complications of bariatric surgery. Three people approaching death talk about a life of value, regret and what's next
Humiliating employee lists, weakened gatekeepers and shuttered flagship departments: Israel's new public broadcaster is resorting to the crooked old ways
Eminent intellectuals, including Judith Butler, have signed a letter defending Avital Ronell, a renowned NYU professor accused of sexually harassing a student. Critics say Ronell's supporters are victim-blaming hypocrites
David Friedman headed a foundation that was quite generous to a movement whose leaders are anti-gay and support the expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank
The Unlikely Alliance Between Israeli Conscientious Objectors and an anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox Sect
Secular leftists and anti-Zionist Haredim have joined forces in the battle against IDF service - but can they overcome the ideological abyss that stands between them?
When Mahmoud Magadba was released from prison, it wasn’t clear who felt more relieved: the inmate or the prison authority, which had coped with a relentless flood of petitions from him. He, for his part, doesn’t intend to get off their case
Israeli Settlers' 'Foreign Minister' Trots the Globe on Diplomatic Missions. Here's How Much It's Costing
Meetings with members of Congress in D.C., policy talks in N.Y., forays to parliaments in Europe – no, this isn’t the schedule of an Israeli diplomat but of Samaria Council head Yossi Dagan
Amir Sommer, who has Jewish, Arab, Tigrinyan and blue blood in his veins, writes poems about God and tries to evade a family curse
'They Took Over Like ISIS': Religious War in West Bank Town Shows Not All Jewish Settlers Were Created Equal
The standoff between secular and religious settlers in this isolated community would have gone unnoticed had it not escalated into a deadly altercation in the nearby Palestinian village of Qusra
Galilee hilltop villages put prospective residents through the wringer and require that they uphold Jewish and Zionist values; it's about creating communities of clones, a longtime resident explains
WikiFeet founder Eli Ozer says he's got 3 million users a month checking out the photos of celeb feet. Ozer says 'the rankings don't really focus on the feet but rather takes the whole into account. Most admire the woman's body without discriminating against any part'
Fifty years later, Haaretz revisits the kids who sent in letters and poems immediately after the Six-Day War. Today, they feel mostly disillusionment
Can Ilan Gilon, described by fans as the Israeli Bernie Sanders, widen the appeal of the tiny, out-of-touch left-wing Meretz party?
A Final Note From Kafka, a Trove of Manuscripts, and a Trial That Left an Israeli Heiress 'Destitute'
Eva Hoffe opens up about the ruling that forced her to transfer author Max Brod's estate – including Franz Kafka's papers – to Israel's National Library, about her parents' special relationship with Brod, and about her life in poverty.
Israeli philosopher Moshe Halbertal predicts that when the first signs of failure appear in Trump's policy, he will need a scapegoat – whether it's Islam, blacks or Mexicans: 'I can definitely imagine race riots breaking out with Trump fanning the flames.'
Any Israeli reaching for a fortune cookie is less likely to get an ancient Chinese proverb than he is to find an aphorism based on the life experience of Peretz Amasai, a 56-year-old atheist father from Kiryat Shmona.
Seeking to inject positive content into right-wing ideology that rejects the two-state idea, Sara Haetzni-Cohen, whose family belongs to settler aristocracy, has been out seeking alternative strategies. Haetzni-Cohen talks about life as a secular woman married to a religious man, and explains why she won't live in Kiryat Arba.
Older people in the LGBT community often suffer ageism and homophobia at the same time. They’re banding together in groups, but for the men it seems a little bit tougher.
Lesbian mother, middle-class Ashkenazi elitist, atheist and quasi-fascist – these are just some of the characteristics of Sheffi Paz, one of the leaders of the protest to deport African asylum seekers from south Tel Aviv and Israel.
Attitudes toward the day have fluctuated among educators, especially in the state religious system.
Sharren Haskel's journey has taken her through Paris, Kfar Sava, California and Australia. Now the 31-year-old is Likud's newest addition in the Knesset.
We suddenly realized that the day’s revolutionary aspect lay in its normalcy. Nobody viewed us as a curiosity, and almost needless to say, nobody sent a homophobic remark our way.
A new group of researchers think it's time for the public to be offered a calmer and more nuanced portrait of the Middle East's complex reality. Some of their colleagues in the ivory tower beg to differ.
Three young Israelis talk about coming out and the support they received (or didn’t receive) from their families.
For the past three years, a group of experts has worked to create a new, interactive and inclusive sort of Holocaust Day commemoration. The first such ceremonies will take place next week.
'Anyone but Bibi' was the slogan of V15, which encouraged voters to oust Netanyahu. We know how that one worked out, but the organization's founder refuses to despair.
Twenty-five years after the last major wave of immigration from the former Soviet Union, middle-class Russian-speaking families are emigrating.