Great Jewish writers in three languages visit the Yiddishists.
True stories, literary retellings, and a religious response.
Y.H. Brenner “sanctified his life through his death and his death through his life.”
The blessing and the curse.
A Jewish perspective on “biographies” of religious classics.
A new book explores the Diaspora’s perennial question.
S.Y. Agnon’s “Mistake.”
S.Y. Agnon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, and “The Sign.”
Three literary responses to one biblical book.
Will he be placed with Sholem Asch or with S.Y. Agnon?
All of them illustrate the predicament of Jewish identity, but not all in the same way.
To the great Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon, balance is all—and imbalance, as in the novel Only Yesterday, a devastating calamity.
In his fiction, and especially in the novel Only Yesterday, S.Y. Agnon casts an ironic, unfooled eye on the inner lives of his fellow Jews and their lopsided bargains with modernity.
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.