Growing up in Israel, I had very clear ideas on what Jewish culture was supposed to mean. And then I read ‘Portnoy’s Complaint.’
The righteous hero’s superpower just might’ve been his gift for gossip
The author just won the Israel Prize for his lifetime achievement in literature. But the story of his life is one of downfall.
Why we owe our sensibility, our neurosis, and our sense of peoplehood to that one fateful day millennia ago