Maya Arad’s good years.
A far cry from the “bland exoticism” of the New York Times.
His work reminds us that fiction can be entertaining, and perhaps should be, even when it is serious.
A novella by the late Israeli writer.
Haim Hazaz’s “The Sermon.”
Y.H. Brenner “sanctified his life through his death and his death through his life.”
Sholem Aleichem meets Quentin Tarantino.
The cadences of the Talmud left their mark on Yiddish, and Israeli, speech patterns.
S.Y. Agnon’s “Mistake.”
S.Y. Agnon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, and “The Sign.”
Three literary responses to one biblical book.
The great Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s “Scroll of Orpah” retells the story of the book of Ruth from another perspective.