Can the Master of Hebrew Modernism Be Translated?

June 14 2016

Reviewing a series of recent English renderings of works by the Nobel prize-winning Hebrew author S. Y. Agnon (1888-1970), Dara Horn recollects her first encounter with his writing in her youth, and the experience of reading it in translation:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Hebrew literature, Jewish literature, S. Y. Agnon, Translation

 

The Knesset Has Resumed Its Business, but Both Sides Have Broken Unwritten Rules

March 27 2020

Yesterday, eleven months of political stalemate in Israel appeared to have come to an end as the sitting prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form a unity government together with some of the smaller parties. This development has fractured Gantz’s Blue and White party into its constituent factions. Meanwhile, the resignation of Yuli Edelstein as interim Knesset speaker—a position meant to be occupied for just a few hours, but which he has held for nearly a year—has allowed the Knesset to resume business as usual.

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Knesset