November 19, 2018

Humans of Israel

Sitting with Dana Bar-On at a cannabis conference is akin to chatting with an A-list celebrity at an Academy Awards after-party.
This is the story of a man born in Kuwait to a Palestinian-Muslim family and who today lives as an observant Jew in Jerusalem.
A nun, a Charedi housewife and a U.N. official walk into a pole-dancing studio. … No, that’s not the beginning of a joke with a...
Boris Sankov holds court behind a heavily armed steel door, tucked away in a corner of the L.A. Mayer Museum of Islamic Arts in Jerusalem,
Shaul Judelman experienced what he calls the "peak of [his] anti-Arabism" when in 2008 Shlomo Nativ, a 13-year-old boy from his...
Yossi Shitrit’s Israeliness is so archetypal, it’s as if he’s a living, breathing stereotype of the Israeli male. His cockiness,
Yosef Abramowitz, the larger-than-life CEO of Israel’s Energiya Global, has been called many things: entrepreneur, activist...
For most of us, dental work is not at the top of our wish list. But for patients treated by Dr. Ihab Mansoure through Yad Sarah, a visit...
Lysann Bendel was in the middle of her conversion process to Judaism when she caught a glimpse of her grandfather on a TV screen.
For the first time in American history, a senior settler leader from Israel was formally invited to the inauguration of the president...
As a 22-year-old helicopter pilot in Israel’s air force, Eran Pick went to Germany for his annual simulation test, where he discovered...
Eyal Biram has deep roots in Israel; his family’s presence in the region can be traced back eight generations on both sides.
When Natalie Silverlieb told her mother that she was moving to Vanuatu, her mother’s first response was “Vanu-what?” followed by, “Why?”
Fourteen years ago, during the Second Intifada, Caroline Schuhl Schattner of Toulouse, France, felt the time had come to realize her Zionist dream.
Maybe it’s his easy smile, his quick laugh or the way he greets his clients as if he’s been waiting forever to see them, but when Marcel Rubeh says,
The living room in an apartment in Tel Aviv’s Florentine neighborhood was heaving with people, young and old, most of whom had tears streaming down...
Brimming with intrigue and suspense, Michael Bassin’s outlandish stories make him seem like the lovechild of Dan Brown (“The Da Vinci Code”)...
Anyone who has toured the ancient streets of Jaffa has seen the graffiti stenciled indiscriminately on crumbling archways and fancy...
On the day I sat down to talk to graffiti artist Solomon Souza, the police took him into custody. After we wrapped up the interview at a...
“How many of you bother reading all the emails from your kid’s school?” When a presenter asked that question at a Tel Aviv conference for working mothers...
Consider this thought experiment: What if your self-driving car has to make a split-second decision to avoid a seven-car pileup in your lane by veering...
“When you grow up in America, the DMV and all the red tape involved is the absolute worst. Then you make aliyah and you realize that [Israel’s
Shai Gul walked into the oversized shed masquerading as a wedding hall and was shocked at the level of abject poverty he encountered.
Throughout his career as a photographer, David Katz has snapped portraits of political and entertainment industry titans.
On the road to the hard-knock Israeli town of Ramla, between the small town of Kfar Chabad and the smaller moshav of Beit Dagan, there’s a bar
Yamit Behar Wood describes the influence that her Aunt Dora had her, who recently passed away, in her life and on her cooking.
Kibbutz Lotem in Israel’s western Galilee is green, lush and tranquil, owned by Yonatan Koren, a winemaker-philosopher who calls this place home.
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