Israeli novelist Dorit Rabinyan was enjoying a peaceful afternoon at home on December 30, 2015, when a phone call from an old friend, Haaretz journalist Or Kashti, changed her life. “I have something to tell you,” he said. “It may be the biggest story I will ever break.” “Good for you!” replied Rabinyan. “No,” said Kashti quietly, “it is very good for you.”
I am more worried than I have ever been about the future of Israel,” says attorney Dorit Beinisch, former president of Israel’s Supreme Court, as well known in Israel as the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in the United States.
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The story of Israel’s founding usually goes something like this: Sun-kissed male and female pioneers plowed the fields by day,
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Moment reached out to an eclectic group to ask: which event most defined the last half-century of the Israeli experience?
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It is Book Week in Tel Aviv. At Rabin Square, the tables are loaded with volumes, old and new, light and heavy, and buyers are leafing through them as they move from one publisher’s table to the next.
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