Hebrew literature

Ancient Israelite authors “totally eclipsed their neighbors.”

Robert Alter
Dec. 20 2018 12:01AM

To the great Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon, balance is all—and imbalance, as in the novel Only Yesterday, a devastating calamity.

Dec. 10 2018 1:02AM

A Rich Brew.

Jeffrey Yoskowitz
Sept. 28 2018 12:01AM

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?

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