Modern Hebrew literature

Go west, young Hebraist.

Robert Alter
Jan. 27 2016 12:01AM

“I placed a loaf of bread and some olives in my pack . . .”

S. Y. Agnon
May 7 2015 12:01AM

In his prize-winning new novel, Reuven Namdar asks whether American Jewry is a house on fire. His answer is. . . .

March 5 2015 12:01AM

Yes, argued Hayyim N. Bialik, one of the great poets of the early 20th century. He wanted to “reprogram” Hebrew for mundane use by stripping. . .

March 3 2015 12:01AM

Israel’s thriving literary culture now encompasses a sizable number of talented expatriate writers, some of whom have made no secret of their lack of interest. . .

Beth Kissileff
Jan. 12 2015 12:01AM

The Nobel-Prize winning Israeli novelist S. Y. Agnon was one of the pioneers of twentieth-century Hebrew literature. He is known for the sophisticated, allusive, sometimes. . .

S. Y. Agnon
Oct. 7 2014 12:01AM

Modern Hebrew is blessed with an abundance of literary translators. But can the allusive and often strange language of its greatest masters really be rendered. . .

Jeffrey M. Green
Oct. 2 2014 12:01AM

Four of the greatest modern Hebrew poets have been chosen to grace Israel's new banknotes. For non-literary reasons, all four choices have come under fire.

Itamar Sharon
Sept. 29 2014 12:01AM