Posts Tagged ‘ israel ’

A Hilarious New Film About Israel’s Women Soldiers

December 1, 2014
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zero-motivation

Bleakly funny, poignant, and timely, Zero Motivation is Israel’s answer to beloved war send-ups like M*A*S*H and Stripes. Though where those productions deflect reality in favor of slapstick, Zero Motivation address the grittiness head-on, but never in sacrifice of good humor. Director/Writer Talya Lavie’s first feature length film, Zero Motivation has been an…

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“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…

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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…

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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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Cannon-Fodder-2012-movie-poster

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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sipur-israeli

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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