Tuvia Tenenbom


Living Under the Iron Dome

By Tuvia Tenenbom

Living Under the Iron Dome
Tuvia Tenenbom takes the pulse of Israel and the West Bank as only he can. His counterintuitive conclusion? The calmest place around is a Jewish settlement far beyond the Green Line.Read More


My Hunt for the Cossacks in Ukraine

By Tuvia Tenenbom

My Hunt for the Cossacks in Ukraine
Every Jew of European heritage has heard of the Cossacks. Tuvia Tenenbom went to Ukraine in search of the feared figures of his childhood nightmares — but found something very unexpected.Read More


A Funny Thing Happened On My Way to the Rolling Stones Concert

By Tuvia Tenenbom

A Funny Thing Happened On My Way to the Rolling Stones Concert
Tuvia Tenenbom joins 50,000 fans and millions of mosquitoes at the Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv. But the most interesting things were happening far from the stage.Read More


There's Something Rotten in Akko (and It's Not the Falafel)

By Tuvia Tenenbom

There's Something Rotten in Akko (and It's Not the Falafel)
Rumor has it that the Jews kicked the Arab population out of the old city of Akko. But if that’s true, why are there so many people here speaking Arabic, Tuvia Tenenbom asks.Read More


Israel's Protest Queen Daphni Leef Isn't Prime Minister — Yet

By Tuvia Tenenbom

Israel's Protest Queen Daphni Leef Isn't Prime Minister — Yet
Daphni Leef spearheaded the social protests in Israel in 2011. The fact that she’s working in a beauty parlor instead of the Knesset astonishes Tuvia Tenenbom.Read More






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