Hebrew literature

A kinship between the artist and the outlaw.

Robert Alter
April 5 2017 12:01AM

The latest novel by Amos Oz, Israel’s best-known writer, is ostensibly an allegory about both the state of Israel and the betrayal of Jesus. What’s it actually about?

March 29 2017 12:01AM

Why did the great Micha Yosef Berdichevsky, who called on Jews to take personal responsibility for Zionism, never settle in or even visit Palestine?

Feb. 1 2017 12:01AM

The original misunderstood and lonely poet.

Raymond Scheindlin
Dec. 29 2016 12:01AM

The art of annotation.

Avraham Holtz
Nov. 22 2016 12:01AM

An author who upended his own parables.

Nov. 15 2016 12:01AM

Aḥad Ha’am on Zionism and Israel.

July 22 2016 12:01AM

A member of the Rothschild family finds himself in a small shtetl for the Sabbath.

S.Y. Agnon
June 17 2016 12:01AM

S. Y. Agnon in English.

June 14 2016 12:01AM

Elsewhere than Zion, said the greatest Hebrew poet of the 19th century—until he changed his mind, paving the way for others.

May 2 2016 12:01AM

The death of his brother in 1041 moved Shmuel Hanagid, one of Jewish history’s most extraordinary figures, to write nineteen piercing poems charting the rise and fall of his grief.

April 27 2016 12:01AM

“Young and Old Together.”

Jeffrey Saks, Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi and Mishy Harman
April 15 2016 12:01AM

The enigma of Avraham Ḥalfi.

Jan. 7 2016 12:01AM

“The Etrog,” newly rendered into English.

S. Y. Agnon
Sept. 30 2015 12:01AM