Solitude and Quiet Will Not Cure You

We are told to value idleness and isolation, even boredom, but Elissa Strauss wonders if this is really our problem as a society. Maybe we just need to learn how to engage with one another.

The Gaza War Through Ultra-Orthodox Eyes

Most Israelis blame Hamas for the current war in Gaza. But in the Orthodox community, the true cause of Israel’s troubles is seen as something else: sin.


Israel's Conflict Has a Past — and a Future

Lost in all the discussions of the Gaza war is any sense of how we got here. Understanding this past, argues Dahlia Scheindlin, is critical to preventing a return to a tragic cycle.


Gaza Tunnels: How They Work, What Israel Knew

The tunnels zigzagging beneath Gaza are a major front in both Israel’s military campaign — and the debate over it. J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s such an important story.


Dani Danon Is Such a Threat to Israel Even Bibi Fired Him

Credit where credit is due: A year ago, I wrote about Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Dani Danon, that he is Israel’s “enemy within,” perhaps the most dangerous current threat to Israel and a star of Likud, the linchpin of the governing coalition

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