Director Laszlo Nemes needed a Yiddish speaker to translate the dialogue and train the actors who would be reenacting the Auschwitz death camp in the film "Son of Saul." Ironically, that man spends most of his days preserving everything about Yiddish that isn’t about the Holocaust.
If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Israeli artist Eliezer Sonnenschein made a name for himself by continually sneaking into the Tel Aviv Museum to hang his artwork until he finally got noticed by the curator.
Enas Shalodi and her family sleep in the living room of a temporary house a few doors down from their own. It was destroyed, after her son ran over and killed two Israelis at a train stop in Jerusalem.
In the midst of the ongoing and divisive war in Gaza, some Israelis have made their anti-war sentiments known. Sometimes, though, that's easier said than done. A left-leaning couple in Jerusalem shares their story of ostracization after vocalizing their anti-war opinions.
Israel will soon become the first country to move people with organ donor cards up the list if they ever need a transplant themselves. The plan has both advocates and critics. A discussion on The Takeaway.
For decades, unpublished papers by the Jewish Czech writer, Franz Kafka, have been hidden away in safety deposit boxes in Zurich, Switzerland and Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's supreme court recently ordered that the boxes be opened.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that the Israeli government has announced new Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. The announcement came after five members of an Israeli family were stabbed to death over the weekend in a West Bank settlement.
As the World's Matthew Bell reports, revolutions in the Middle East are making Israelis very nervous. Opinion polls show the Jewish state's public image is in tatters. Public and private organizations are making an effort to buff Israel's image.