Posts Tagged ‘ israeli culture ’

The Novel That’s Hard to Believe Was Ever Taught in Israeli Schools

December 18, 2014
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The Israeli Novel That’s Hard to Believe Was Ever Taught in Schools

The conscientious literature of conflict is a modernist genre: novels like All Quiet on the Western Front privilege the individual’s psychic experience of war over the distant, glorious narrative of a nation’s conquest or defeat. Familiar though the genre is, it’s unusual for such a clear-eyed example as S. Yizhar’s…

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A New Use for IDF Bullets: Ear Cleaners

December 4, 2014
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It’s nothing new that many medical breakthroughs have been precipitated by people trying weird things:…

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Ga-ga, The Israeli Dodgeball

November 3, 2014
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Ga-ga, The Israeli Dodgeball

When New York dance studios began offering Gaga classes, some people asked, “Wait, you need to go…

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The Young Israeli Poet In Palestinian Drag

October 28, 2014
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The Young Israeli Poet In Palestinian Drag

Growing up in Tel Aviv, Morani Kornberg-Weiss only…

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An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)

August 6, 2014
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An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)

They’re young. They’re single. They’re ultra-Orthodox Israelis. How…

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Happy…Sylvester?

December 31, 2012
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Have you ever heard an Israeli refer to…

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A Cookbook Called Jerusalem

November 16, 2012
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Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi were both…

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Solar Energy and Biblical Law

September 19, 2012
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According to the biblical law of pe’ah, when a…

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Before the Bomb

June 28, 2011
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Dai–the title of Israeli-American comic Iris Bahr‘s 2008 one-woman play–is a…

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Elvis in Jerusalem

October 8, 2010
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“Dancing in a Dangerous World”–the new album from…

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