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victorian

The Man Who Found Jerusalem’s Western Wall Tunnels Couldn’t Find Jack the Ripper

A 19th-century excavation, a beleaguered police chief, and the ongoing tension over a city’s heritage.
November 8, 2021
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salt

The Friendly Rivalry—Between Israel and Iran—Over the World’s Longest Salt Cave

Spectacular Malcham Cave, at more than six miles, currently holds the title.
August 11, 2021
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history

Secrets From Tel Aviv’s ‘Eclectic’ Era Are Hiding All Over the City

Briefly popular in the 1920s, these beautifully patterned tiles have made a comeback.
January 19, 2021
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sex

The Strange Afterlife of a Mysterious Tomb Inscription

"I lay with another but I love you, the one most dear to me."
August 26, 2020
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judaism

The Bright Blue Graves of Safed Cemetery

Kabbalah mystics lie beneath.
June 15, 2020
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art outside

How One Outsider Artist Reclaimed Her Drab Indoor World

Suddenly confined in a small space, Afia Zecharia painted every wall.
May 14, 2020
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judaism

Tel Aviv’s Gay Beach, Dog Beach, and Orthodox Beach

A tale of unlikely neighbors.
March 9, 2020
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mosaics

The Man Who Turned His Home Into a ‘Mosaic Palace’

Yossi Lugasi spent decades making portraits of famous people out of smashed ceramics.
February 17, 2020
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santa claus

Meet the Only Certified Santa in the 'Ho Ho Holy Land'

Issa Kassisieh has turned his centuries-old family home into a Christmas wonderland.
December 23, 2019
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judaism

A Unifying Yiddish Library in Tel Aviv's Dilapidated Bus Station

Amid sputtering engines and towering stacks of books, people gather to revive a suppressed language.
September 10, 2019