Iran's plastic surgery trend: Q&A with Mideast expert
A new study released by Dr. Ronen A. Cohen of Ariel University finds a relatively free approach to plastic surgery in the Islamic Republic, despite some controversy over how it fits into Islamic law.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Josephus did not call it Hannuka but rather the ‘Festival of Lights’
By MARCELA SULAK
The last war but one
I have come to inquire about the piano I left here when we had to evacuate in the last war but one.
By HAIM WATZMAN
‘A small hilltop, in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of everywhere.’
By JANICE WEIZMAN
Why Fitch’s A+ gets a D
The credit rating of a country’s bonds is based on a group of experts’ opinions and they may well disagree.
By SHLOMO MAITAL
A few good men
Among Israeli Arabs and Palestinians few are willing to speak out against terrorism, but some are outspoken.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
Sipping the poisoned chalice
With the ball firmly in Tehran’s court, after the extension of nuclear talks, the question is whether Iran’s supreme leader will give his negotiators the flexibility needed to conclude a deal.
By YOSSI MELMAN,ILAN EVYATAR
Securing Israel’s Jewish and democratic future
Anchoring in law Israel’s character as a Jewish and democratic nation state, with both parts equal, is the correct thing to do.
By YOAZ HENDEL
Israeli democracy under threat
The nation state bill offers a distorted vision that would turn Israel into a dark, illiberal country that persecutes its minorities.
By MORDECHAI KREMNITZER,AMIR FUCHS
Campaign jockeying reveals growing cracks in haredi walls
For a Shas politico to consider teaming up with religious Zionists would have been inconceivable not long ago.
By EVELYN GORDON
Connecting the unconnected
An Israeli company enables Africans to utilize Internet connections including email and chat on their old-fashioned cell phones.
By BERNARD DICHEK
The election gamble
Will Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to dissolve his coalition boomerang and usher in a new prime minister?
By LESLIE SUSSER
Fighting for his father’s legacy
Author Israel Zamir (1929-2014) took on the mission of disseminating the unpublished works of his father, Isaac Bashevis Singer.
By DAVID STROMBERG
Fighting their way up from -4
A dedicated trainer and a talented boxer battle dismal conditions as they set their
sights on the Olympics.
By PAUL ALSTER
Turkey and the Islamic State
From the point of view of the West, Turkey’s antagonism towards Syria’s President Bashar Assad outweighs any opposition it may have to IS.
By NEVILLE TELLER
Book Review: Peddling to success
For many Jewish immigrants, selling their wares was the road to economic security.
By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
Book Review: Finding optimism in tragedy
Anita Diamant’s fictional heroine could be anyone’s Jewish grandmother.
By ELAINE MARGOLIN
Hot off the Arab press
What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.
By COMPILED BY THE MEDIA LINE
Sweet spuds for Hanukka
If you don’t feel like baking or frying, you might like to make Melissa’s potato coconut fudge.
By FAYE LEVY AND YAKIR LEVY
Lots of fun Hanukka options
Here are some entertaining ways to spend the holiday in Israel’s national parks and the outdoors.
By MEITAL SHARABI
How are you?
This is neither a political column, nor one on religion; it is a psychology column.
By BATYA L. LUDMAN
‘What will the elections bring?’
What will the next government look like?
By MATT LEWI
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By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy Jewish food
The Jewish Film Festival serves up culinary movies and workshops.
By BARRY DAVIS
Lighting the way...
SOME OF the Cinema City store owners are complaining that business is very slow and that people go to the complex just to see movies and not to do shopping.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The burial saga
The city is seeing a change in the residential trends of its Arab population.
By PEGGY CIDOR
Chuckling toward a change
A conference seeks to use comedy as a social tool.
By EITAN AROM
This week in Jerusalem
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
By PEGGY CIDOR
Ancient digs in the Digital Age
Piece together the Dead Sea Scrolls with Dig Quest: Israel.
By JORDYN SCHWERSKY
The year of the Hanukka staycation
There are plenty of Hanukka-themed events to enjoy during the day as well.
By JOANNA SHEBSON