In the ‘cosmic and frightening’ Sapir Prize-winning The Ruined House, by Israeli expatriate Ruby Namdar, the secular modern world and the ancient divine mysteries coexist
A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s
New translations of the Hebrew Golden Age poetry of Solomon Ibn Gabirol reveal a man for our time
For Yom Kippur, fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in a first English translation
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
A Holocaust survivor wrestles with the angel of history on the beach in Tel Aviv
Marcel Cohen’s Ladino lament. Plus: an excerpt from his letter to Antonio Saura.