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Sunday, April 22, 2018
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'I take cosmic noise and try to make it into music'
The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart takes us far out — to the cosmos
The 74-year-old core member of the legendary band performs a one-of-a-kind celestial event at the American Museum of Natural History, and Jordan Hoffman is there to experience it
A festive Independence Day sail down Israel’s coast — with some engine trouble
Judah Ari Gross
After a turbulent air force fly-by in 2016, a Times of Israel reporter gives the navy's flotilla a shot for the country's 70th birthday
WATCH Aerobatics over Israel: A 360° pilot’s-eye view of 70th birthday flyover
History as it's made
How Israel became a naval startup nation with the famous boats of Cherbourg
'My job is to convince the public I'm a better alternative'
Yair Lapid: Benjamin Netanyahu is no longer a defender of Israeli democracy
Israelis' second-favorite choice for prime minister charges that the long-serving incumbent does not put the greater good of Israel ahead of his own political interests anymore
Rabbi, is there a blessing for paying taxes?
It backed Israel before Balfour: Corbyn stance is stark shift from early Labour
In a 'long history of friendship' between the British and Israeli parties that has seen peaks and valleys, today's gulf is the grand canyon
A grateful farewell to Arsene Wenger from an Arsenal fan and his family far away
Though he was no inventor, Rube Goldberg’s ‘machines’ made him a household name
People of the books
Political correctness is not in this best-selling pop-scientist’s vast lexicon
JP O’ Malley
Prof. Steven Pinker has irked more than a few with his pull-no-punches tone and demand for hard data -- but beneath the tough exterior lies an unapologetic optimist
Women’s experience in Holocaust is focus of new book by survivor turned scholar
A high schooler just wrote the book on surviving campus sexual assault
Cathryn J. Prince
In ‘Love, Gilda,’ Radner is indeed lovable. The film — not so much
Michelin-starred Israeli chef opens his first restaurant in Arab city
Moshik Roth, known for his combination of classical and molecular cooking, launches low-priced eatery in Baqa al-Gharbiya
Octogenarian geologist behind Israel’s giant gas field eyes foreign waters
Eitan Aizenberg, who identified country's largest natural gas field off the Mediterranean coast, says Israelis have competitive edge in oil and gas exploration
From 1950s rationing to modern high-tech boom: Israel’s economic success story
ToI asks the experts: What are the most important finds of Israeli archaeology?
Rachel Sharansky Danziger
Going on 71: Israel, when the glitter’s gone
The parties are over, and it's time to clean up. Street sweepers are removing coals and paper cups and forgotten blue and white paraphernalia from the parks and sidewalks. Municipality workers are taking down the grand sets of various state ceremonies, turning what was Exquisite and Amazing back into nails and poles and plastic sheets. Store owners are removing flags from their displays. The glitter is gone. The posters are gone. The music is different now. Cinderella's clock struck midnight, and everyday Israel is revealed. Real-life Israel was here all along, of course....
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