Talya Halkin


Sex, Style and Celebrities

By Talya Halkin

When I was an adolescent in the town of Zichron Ya’akov, Israel, during the 1980s, American fashion magazines were an expensive treat whose glossy pages, fragrant with perfume samples, held the promise of a temporary escape to a more glamorous world. Israeli women’s magazines cost a fraction of the price. But as far as I was concerned,Read More


Another Paradise Casts Out a Feisty Woman

By Talya Halkin

Sloping down from the Carmel Mountains toward the Mediterranean Sea, the village of Fureidis was given its name, according to local legend, by a governor who arrived here during the British mandate. He called what was then a small, quiet village “Fureidis,” Arabic for “paradise.” Fureidis is one of the few Arab villages on Israel’s coastRead More


Exodus Is Illuminated

By Talya Halkin

The walled city of Israeli artist Avner Moriah’s new illuminated Haggada looks less like a Middle Eastern capital and more like a medieval Tuscan town. The cover features Jerusalem’s Old City, hovering in space against a black background. Surrounding the cluster of towers and red-roofed houses is a sand-colored wall, delineating a graceful arkRead More






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