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.
Ancient Israelite authors “totally eclipsed their neighbors.”
To the great Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon, balance is all—and imbalance, as in the novel Only Yesterday, a devastating calamity.
From Iowa to Silicon Valley.
A Rich Brew.
Reb Aryeh’s etrog.
On the Surface of Silence.
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.
Bernard Lewis and Bialik.
The last Hebrew classic?
A translator reminisces.
An excerpt from The Ruined House.