“The Oldest of Nations is Also the Youngest”: Jorge Luis Borges on Israel and Judaism https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/arts-culture/2019/05/the-oldest-of-nations-is-also-the-youngest-jorge-luis-borges-on-israel-and-judaism/

Exploring the great Argentinian writer’s unusual fascination with Judaism and enthusiasm for the Jewish state.

May 31, 2019 | Sarah Rindner
About the author: Sarah Rindner teaches English literature at Lander College in New York and blogs at Book of Books.

Jorge Luis Borges. Raul Urbina/Cover/Getty Images.

This month, a new Spanish volume was published about Jorge Luis Borges’s relationship to Judaism—timed to be released 50 years after his first visit to Israel at the personal invitation of David Ben-Gurion. The book, titled Borges, Judaísmo e Israel, explores the great Argentinian writer’s various Jewish connections.

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