Dana Kessler has written for Maariv, Haaretz, Yediot Aharonot, and other Israeli publications. She is based in Tel Aviv.
After years behind bars, addicted to drugs, he’s now one of Jerusalem’s top chefs—with a new restaurant set to open
Israelis love Avi Bitter’s melodramatic music and underground films. Now they can meet him while they try his recipes.
After more than 75 years in business, the Lublinsky family opens a new flagship store to replace its iconic Tel Aviv knife shop
A new restaurant, a cookbook, and a revived market point to the growing popularity of Balkan food, which has a long history here
An Israeli company works with a Palestinian factory to create salt infused with flavors like rosemary, jalapeño, or red wine
A lecture series in Jerusalem cooks up recipes based on the work of Meir Shalev, Chaim Nachman Bialik, and others
By Todd Gitlin — Embarrassment. Revulsion. Outrage. Righteous defensiveness. Impatience. Visceral reactions of one Jew toward the Jewish State.By Josh Glancy —
Labour voters forced to choose between their party and their support for Israel: Part four of Tablet’s series on anti-Semitism in the U.K.By Marjorie Ingall — Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo
A pact with Iran sends a clear message to Arab liberals: No one will help you
After Tom Sosnik came out as male, his rabbi created a new ceremony
Pushing the Hippocratic Oath in service of foreign policy puts doctors on the frontlines
Classic and modern dishes to take your seder to the next level
An exhibit that is a violation of a young girl’s and a dead artist’s privacy. Or not.
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.