Sundown: Shteyngart on Shteyngart

Plus a New Jersey Nazi and the furor about the Stephen Hawking furor

Israel Closer to Ultra-Orthodox Conscription

Examining the implications of the fall of the Tal Law

Trying on an IDF Uniform

While my friends interned on Capitol Hill, I learned to shoot an M-16 and ate kosher Spam in the Israeli army

Losing a Friend at the Front

I don’t need Israeli Memorial Day to remember Alex Assaf, the kindest—and tallest—soldier I have ever known

New Details About the Capture of Gilad Shalit

And what they say about Israel

Is Bar Refaeli a Threat to Israel’s Image?

The answer, according to the IDF, is yes

Leaving Orthodoxy for the IDF

As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve

Israeli Coming Out

Eytan Fox’s brilliant new film Yossi makes gay love into something much more powerful

Picture of the Day: Arava Desert

It’s a full-on a double rainbow!

West Bank Clashes On The Rise

Recent events stoke fears of broader violence, Third Intifada

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