May Peleg felt so strongly about being cremated that she wrote it into her will. But after the transgender activist committed suicide, her ultra-Orthodox parents objected — and the wrenching dispute has gone all the way to Israel’s highest court.
Isaeli vintners seem less worried than politicians about the European Union’s latest attempt to single out products made in the occupied territories.
Albert Einstein was never known as the most observant of Jews. So how did an ultra-Orthodox man end up curating the Albert Einstein Archives in Jerusalem — and what has he learned from the iconic scientist’s works?
Israelis say the Paris terror attacks should push Europe to realize it is in a common fight against Islamic extremism. Unfortunately, Europe doesn’t seem to feel the same way.
Mayor Nir Barkat is seen as a populist hero for Jewish Jerusalem and a salve for secular-Orthodox conflicts. But is he the right man to lead the divided holy city amid a wave of Palestinian violence?
All it takes is water, molten lead, a clove of garlic, salt, a twig and some Hebrew. That and a few shekels can rid you of the evil eye. Naomi Zeveloff subjects herself to the ancient tradition of Bleigiessen.
Two decades after Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, Israelis find themselves further than ever from the future of peace he sought to forge. Many find it hard to even visit the Tel Aviv square named for the slain prime minister.
While the rest of Israel and the Palestinian Territories are dragged into yet another bout of harrowing violence, Haifa has remained relatively calm. Naomi Zeveloff explores why.
Hundreds of African immigrants grieved on Wednesday night at an Israeli memorial service for an innocent Eritrean man killed when he was mistaken for a terrorist in Beersheba earlier this week.
An ancient street that runs through the divided heart of Jerusalem has seen two killings in the recent spiral of violence. Naomi Zeveloff walks down its cobblestone steps — and explains why Jews and Palestinians have such divergent views of the bloodshed that has stained them.