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To the Galilee

A new English translation of fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Lag BaOmer

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Nobel Prize Winner Patrick Modiano Summons the Shadow-World of Postwar French Jewry

Born by his own account of ‘the mud of the Occupation,’ the French author remains haunted, like his compatriots, by memory

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S.Y. Agnon’s ‘Twofold:’ An Introduction

The 1939 short story appears in Tablet for the first time in English translation

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In Israel, September is Nobel Season

Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime

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Philip Roth Wins Nobel Prize

The renowned writer, who plumbed Jewish identity and became an American master, adds the biggest laurel to his crown

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Why We Celebrate Nobel Prizes

Jewish achievement is easier to celebrate by a seemingly objective measure

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Pope to Visit Holy Land; Israel Gets 11th Nobel

Plus study finds higher rates of E. coli in kosher chicken, and more in the news

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Holocaust Survivor Francois Englert Wins Nobel

Shares physics prize with Peter Higgs for the pair’s Higgs particle discovery

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Jimmy Carter Wins The Scroll Peace Award

Devaluing peace awards has never been so fun

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‘Brotherhood Cannot Be a Theory’

A Jewish look at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012)

The Nobel laureate and neurobiologist was 103

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Mo Yan’s Jewish Interpreter

The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature

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Daybreak: E.U. Passes New Sanctions on Iran

Plus Franz Kafka’s unpublished work will go to Jerusalem

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Nobel Literature Prize & Israeli Elections

What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up

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Will Bob Dylan Win the Nobel Prize?

Plus the swastika comes to Twitter

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Fact of the Day: Olympics Edition

The Nobel Prize/Olympic medal divide

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Agnon’s First First Edition

A birthday plea for Israel’s only lit laureate

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Daybreak: The Egyptian Army’ll Get Back to You

Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, and more in the news

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Number Theory

Elon Lindenstrauss, the first Israeli to win a Fields Medal in mathematics, brought home a prize that marks Jewish achievement in the field

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Magic Keys

Promised a prized object, an aspiring writer and family friend helped Isaac Bashevis Singer’s widow sort through his possessions. But some things will always remain out of reach.

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All Turned Around

The hero of I.B. Singer’s newly reissued The Magician of Lublin is torn between bohemia and bourgeois respectability, Jews and Gentiles

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Wrong Move

The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’

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Daybreak: Clinton Reveals Peace Plan

Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more

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Jews Crush Muslims in Nobel Tally

‘Jerusalem Post’ op-ed theorizes on why

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Daybreak: Mazel Tov, Obama!

A Nobel, a threat, and more from the news

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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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Daybreak: Russian to Foot IDF Bill

Plus a cross to bear, a Nobelist, and more in the news

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A Nobel for Amos Oz?

British bookies Ladbrookes favor him

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