Israel’s hot spot for winter sports

Throughout the years, the delights of winter sports have long been a tourist attraction with snowy Mt. Hermon as a selling point.

Mira Lobe: The Woman Who Gave Us Cake

The nursery rhyme Ooga, Ooga, Ooga (“Cake, cake cake”) is part of every Israeli childhood but author Mira Lobe, who wrote and illustrated the original 1950s book, had an even wider influence.

Netanya the last stop for Holocaust train car

The railway boxcar, once used for transport to Nazi death camps, will now serve as a living monument and educational center in memory of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Natush and Klone’s excellent adventure

Sharon Raz, documenter of Israel’s abandoned structures and street artist Klone, defacer of Tel Aviv’s decaying facades, take an artistic road trip that turns nostalgia on its head.

Ariel Sharon: Warrior politician

Wits on the battlefield and wiles in the Knesset. A selection of images of Ariel Sharon from Israel’s national and military archives.

Searching – and finding – old friends

Many resources are available to those in search of long-lost relatives and friends but outdid itself this week when it closed the circle between a Tel Aviv schoolgirl, a Hollywood movie star and the 60 year-old scrapbook that connected them.

Batsheva celebrates 50

For 2014, its Jubilee year, Israel’s leading dance company is soliciting materials to create a living archive and research center available to all.

Photochrom Views of the Holy Land

In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, some images of Christian holy sites from yesteryear.

When Jerusalem was truly under siege

Things are bad in post-storm Jerusalem but a new term will have to be coined for what the city is going through.

Underground Comix Surface in Holon

Three decades of political, social and economic change as illustrated through Israel’s underground comics scene are the subject of an exhibition and symposium.