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Hebrew literature

The last Hebrew classic?

Jeffrey Saks
May 7 2018 12:01AM

A translator reminisces.

Jeffrey M. Green
Jan. 19 2018 12:01AM

An excerpt from The Ruined House.

Ruby Namdar
Jan. 12 2018 12:01AM

A survivor, he chronicled not just the Holocaust but also anti-Semitism and its spiritual effects.

Ruth Wisse
Jan. 5 2018 12:01AM

An NYU professor channels the high priest.

Adam Kirsch
Nov. 17 2017 12:01AM

The most tragic Jewish writer of modern times.

Micha Yosef Berdichevsky and James Adam Redfield
Nov. 8 2017 12:01AM

A City and Its Fullness.

Sept. 18 2017 12:01AM

Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s faith in a Zionist-led Hebrew renaissance never faltered; nor did his labors on its behalf. Yet he also became, so he felt, Zionism’s prisoner.

Aug. 31 2017 12:01AM

Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik was called upon by his contemporaries to play the role of a prophet. By consenting, he believed he had betrayed both his talent and his true calling.

Aug. 30 2017 12:01AM

In December 1903, Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik burst to fame and notoriety in a storm of rage at Jewish passivity; by 1910, his poetic career had stalled.

Aug. 29 2017 12:01AM

He positions himself not as a subtly ironic modernist but as a humble, heartbroken preserver of memory.

Ruby Namdar
July 12 2017 12:01AM

Poems of the land of Israel.

Rachel Bluwstein and Leah Goldberg
May 4 2017 12:01AM

A kinship between the artist and the outlaw.

Robert Alter
April 5 2017 12:01AM