Posts Tagged ‘ israel ’

“My Cruel Land”: An Israeli Poet Discovers Loss

September 5, 2014
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"My Cruel Land": A Poet's View of Loss

For most of Israel’s existence, the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea has been discussed as the site of human conflict. But with the poem that opens the latest English translation (by Esther Cameron) of her selected poems, The Ladder, Tel Aviv-based poet Hamutal Bar-Yosef offers another view of the region, as…

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Sex(less) in the Holy City

July 17, 2014
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Sex(less) in the Holy City

The joys and oys of dating in New York City have been well-documented on television,…

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Bad Israeli Blood in a Holy Spanish City

May 29, 2014
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The Retrospective

In master novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent book, The Retrospective (published in Israel in 2011), Yair Moses,…

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How Mother’s Day Came to Israel

May 9, 2014
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On November 14, 1951, an 11-year-old girl named…

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The Israeli Who Put Your Virus Under the Microscope

February 28, 2014
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Yisrael Radai

Picture a scientist studying viruses. You probably envision someone in…

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The Bible’s Time-Traveling Camels

February 18, 2014
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The Bible's Time-Traveling Camels

Bad news for biblical literalists: Recent research conducted by two…

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The Anti-Yiddish Riots in Palestinian Tel Aviv

January 29, 2014
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The Anti-Yiddish Riots in Palestinian Tel Aviv

When Mayn Yidishe Mame (“My Jewish Mother”), one of the…

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In Israel, A Social Network for the Dead

December 17, 2013
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Neshama

Ever wished you knew where your great-great-grandparents were…

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Israeli Zombies Hit the Big Screen

November 21, 2013
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When an Israeli Defense Forces special ops unit heads to…

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“This American Life” Goes Israeli

August 16, 2013
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A story about a classical composer who, after…

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A Bus Accident in Israel, and Afterward

April 30, 2013
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half-life

“After living with a disability for 22-plus years…

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Video: In Which the Lunacy of Israeli Bureaucracy Is Taken to a Whole New Level

February 11, 2013
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Tel Aviv Parking Trick

Imagine parking your car in a perfectly, blessedly…

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