To the great Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon, balance is all—and imbalance, as in the novel Only Yesterday, a devastating calamity.
Reb Aryeh’s etrog.
Babel, Singer, Agnon.
The last Hebrew classic?
Agnon or Herzog?
He positions himself not as a subtly ironic modernist but as a humble, heartbroken preserver of memory.
A Tom Thumb rabbi and a blood libel.
A kinship between the artist and the outlaw.
The art of annotation.
An author who upended his own parables.
Fish that turn into frogs, a dead count, and halakhic humor.
A member of the Rothschild family finds himself in a small shtetl for the Sabbath.