Hebrew literature

On the Surface of Silence.

Alicia Ostriker
Aug. 7 2018 12:01AM

It is almost as if English and Hebrew had gotten together and decided, “Yes, we don’t as a rule do well rhyme-wise, but for Raḥel we’ll make a special effort.”

June 25 2018 12:01AM

Raḥel will be read, sung, and recited long after many excellent Hebrew poets of her age, men and women alike, have been confined within classroom walls.

June 4 2018 12:01AM

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.

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