israel

Of Were-Owls and Wandering Jews

My fantasy reading this month included Jewish shape-shifters and “Pharisees,” Michael Moorcock and Rudyard Kipling, and a new Israeli novel …

Israelis in America

New books by Maya Arad and Galit Dahan Carlibach portray Israelis making their way as best they can in America …

My Funny Levantines

Two new novels offer angles of vision into Jewish experience in the (pre- or non-Israeli) parts of the modern Middle …

Literary Currency

Simplicity, in poetry, is complicated. How do we translate the poet Rahel for English language readers? Read the full essay …

Famous Amos

Judas, the latest novel by Amos Oz, is ostensibly an allegory about both the state of Israel and the betrayal …

A Cipher and His Songs

If you are a lover of Israeli music then you certainly know Avraham Halfi (1906–1980), though perhaps not by name. …