S. Y. Agnon

Great Jewish writers in three languages visit the Yiddishists.

Cecile Kuznitz and Ezekiel Lifschitz
March 14 2022 12:01AM

True stories, literary retellings, and a religious response.

Rachel Manekin
Dec. 23 2021 12:01AM

Y.H. Brenner “sanctified his life through his death and his death through his life.”

S.Y. Agnon
July 20 2021 12:01AM

The blessing and the curse.

Julian Levinson
March 31 2021 12:01AM

A Jewish perspective on “biographies” of religious classics.

Shai Secunda
July 13 2020 12:01AM

A new book explores the Diaspora’s perennial question.

April 8 2020 12:01AM

S.Y. Agnon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, and “The Sign.”

Stuart Schoffman
Oct. 4 2019 12:01AM

Will he be placed with Sholem Asch or with S.Y. Agnon?

Jan. 2 2019 12:01AM

All of them illustrate the predicament of Jewish identity, but not all in the same way.

Dec. 17 2018 12:26AM

To the great Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon, balance is all—and imbalance, as in the novel Only Yesterday, a devastating calamity.

Dec. 10 2018 1:02AM

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.

Dec. 3 2018 12:01AM