Stories by Aron Heller

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Israelis use football to prepare for military combat

A growing number of native-born Israelis have taken to the army-like strategy, camaraderie and collisions of the gridiron and turned America's Game, once a niche expat activity, into a popular ...
By Aron Heller

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Embattled Cleveland coach Blatt remains beloved in Israel

As Cleveland cavaliers fans worry that coach David Blatt isn't using his roster properly, Israelis are proudly sticking behind him.
By Aron Heller

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Hilltop holy site at heart of Arab-Israeli conflict

JERUSALEM — A hilltop plateau of 37 acres on the eastern edge of Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s most volatile pieces of real estate, a place so sensitive that police follow every move ...
By Aron Heller

Friday, Aug 10, 2012

Scholar completes overhaul of Hebrew Bible

Israeli scholar Menachem Cohen has worked for 30 years to correct inaccuracies in the Hebrew Bible, the first time it has been done in 500 years.
By Aron Heller

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Icon has high hopes for album

When Israel's top diva Rita released an album entirely in the language of her country's arch-enemy Iran, more than a few eyebrows were raised.
By Aron Heller
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Crash kills Augusta man, 57
The coroner says an autopsy is planned, possibly Friday, into the death of an Augusta man killed Wednesday night in a single-car accident.