Israeli Women Stand With IDF By Showing Off Their Breasts and Asses

A Facebook page that was created on Wednesday is receiving a lot of attention on the internet, and it's not just because the page is in support of the Israeli Defense Force. It's because the photos that line the page's wall are of scantily-clad women with "I <3 IDF" written on their breasts. » 7/24/14 8:30pm Thursday 8:30pm

Israeli Jews Furious at Natalie Portman Filming in Ultra-Orthodox Area

News that Natalie Portman's production company acquired the film rights to Amos Oz's autobiographical A Tale of Love and Darkness for her directorial debut was initially met with much excitement. But now that filming has begun in an ultra-Orthodox-populated section in Jerusalem, it looks like the locals are causing… » 2/12/14 12:40pm 2/12/14 12:40pm

Tiny Santa Claus Plots This Year's Toy Delivery Route

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 08: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli Arab woman holds a baby dressed as Santa Claus as locals prepare for Christmas on December 8, 2013 in Jaffa, a mixed Jewish-Arab suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel. Christianity is one of the recognized religions in Israel and is practiced by more than 150 thousand… » 12/08/13 4:30pm 12/08/13 4:30pm

The Times Explains That Controversial Front Page Nipple Photo

Considering the New York Times' general hesitancy to publish anything remotely scandalous (curse words, nudity), it made sense that people were surprised they chose to display a woman with a tattoo of the Star of David, a lumpectomy scar and a smidge of her areola. But now the photographer and photo editors involved… » 11/27/13 6:40pm 11/27/13 6:40pm

Israel Looks for Solutions to Its Ultra-Orthodox Men Problem

Israel's army is a subject of fascination to many Americans, primarily because they draft not only male civilians, but women as well. There's a group of Israelis though who, until recently, were actually exempt from conscription: ultra-Orthodox men and women. And it's their lack of inclusion in the draft, similar to… » 6/07/13 4:10pm 6/07/13 4:10pm

Israeli Soldiers Disciplined for Posting Underwear Selfies on Facebook

Indiscreet Facebook posting usually leads to trouble, especially if, let’s say, you’re part of a fairly conservative institution that doesn’t value individual expression quite as much as unstinting obedience and homogeneity. If you were serving in the Israeli military, for instance, you might not want to post… » 6/02/13 5:30pm 6/02/13 5:30pm

This Wedding Had 25K Guests, But Is It Enough for Style Me Pretty?

Some people get their rocks off obsessing about the Royal Wedding, which definitely ranks as one of the most elaborate (and popular) celebrations of Christianity still remaining. For those of the Jewish faith who felt left out of that display, here's equally insane alternative: the wedding of Rabbi Shalom Rokeach,… » 5/22/13 12:30pm 5/22/13 12:30pm

Why Yes, There Are Orthodox Members of Jerusalem's Women of The Wall

Critics of the Women of the Wall—female Jewish advocates of the equal right to prayer at the Western Wall by reading aloud from the Torah and wearing the religious garments of tallitot and tefillin (considered traditional for men only)—assume that it's comprised entirely of female Reform Jews. However, some feminist… » 4/20/13 5:00pm 4/20/13 5:00pm

Daring Sperm Smugglers in Palestine Brave Israeli Jails, Implausibility…

People try to sneak lots of miscellaneous contraband into prison, but how often do they try to sneak things that aren't people out of prison? Almost never, probably because the whole point of prison is that it doesn't have anything that anyone wants, except, in the case of Israeli prisons holding Palestinian… » 2/24/13 5:00pm 2/24/13 5:00pm