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Tuvia Tenenbom Is a Weak, Insecure, Blustery Jew

‘Catch the Jew!’ is a shoddy, fantastical answer to Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

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No, Rowdy Settlers Aren’t Hebrew Neo-Nazis

Israeli author Amos Oz’s provocative public statement has a logical flaw

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National Jewish Book Award Winners Announced

Yossi Klein Halevi, Amos Oz, and Ari Shavit take home top 2013 honors

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Happy Countries Are All Alike; Every Unhappy Country Is Unhappy in Its Own Way

In Zeruya Shalev’s fearless new ‘The Remains of Love,’ lives on a kibbutz stand as a parable of Israel

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Amos Oz, 74 Years Old and a National Treasure, Still Dreams of Life on the Kibbutz

In a wide-ranging conversation, Israel’s greatest novelist talks about working the land, making art, and Natalie Portman

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Sundown: Germany to Give $1B for Survivors

Plus Syrian spillover in Lebanon intensifies

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A.B. Yehoshua’s Many Ghosts

The writer’s new novel, The Retrospective, is a surreal study of the contested sources of Israeli identity

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The Burden of Israeli Strength

Where the Jackals Howl, Amos Oz’s newly reissued 1965 story collection, questions the virtues of toughness

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Agnon’s First First Edition

A birthday plea for Israel’s only lit laureate

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J Street Dispatch: Tuesday

UPDATED: Many conference attendees stand to the left of the official party line; some support the boycott of products made in West Bank settlements

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Oz on Oz

Israel’s wizard of fiction at 92Y

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Jews Again Long Shots for Lit Nobel

Syrian poet Adonis favored; Roth at 25:1

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Prodigal Son

Oded Hirsch broke away from the kibbutz on which he grew up to become an artist in New York. In his latest work—a project staged with the help of 120 kibbutzniks—he reckons with the world he left behind.

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On the Bookshelf

Optimists, pessimists, realists, and the disheartened: new books on Israel

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The Problem With David Grossman

Today on Tablet

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A Cut Above

Orly Castel-Bloom’s Dolly City is the most important Israeli novel of the last four decades

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Jews Are Longshots To Win Nobel, Booker

Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog

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Another Israeli Land Dispute

How to write a Mideast trend piece

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Sundown: The Pope’s Jew

Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more

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Bad-Sex Fiction Finalists Announced

Philip Roth and Amos Oz make list of year’s worst literary sex scenes

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Daybreak: Human Rights Council OKs Goldstone

Plus, Holocaust jokes, a rogue oil trader, and more

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Jews Lose Nobel Prize

Literature award goes to Herta Mueller, not Oz or Roth

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Sundown: Shop ’n’ Pray

Perennial prize-winners, fear of Christ, and Gibson’s luck

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A Nobel for Amos Oz?

British bookies Ladbrookes favor him

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Sundown: Organs of State

Spanish banned, Oz in Italy, and fruit of the vine

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Daybreak: Permanent Fence

Bibi’s plans, Hillary’s umbrella, and more in the morning news

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Smoke and Mirrors

A new novella showcases Amos Oz’s wizardry

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Fighting Words

Can literature help bring peace to the Middle East?

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Books That Have Read Me

The works that shaped my imagination

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Letting Go

In his latest look at the Jerusalem of his childhood, Amos Oz sheds anger, frustration, bewilderment, and the protective cloak of fiction.