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. . .
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. . .
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.