Ruby Namdar's novel, The Ruined House, won the Sapir Prize, Israel's top literary honor. It was published in English by HarperCollins in November of 2017.

How Philip Roth Made a Jewish American Writer of Me

Growing up in Israel, I had very clear ideas on what Jewish culture was supposed to mean. And then I read ‘Portnoy’s Complaint.’


Mordechai: Snoop, Loafer, Busybody, Savior

The righteous hero’s superpower just might’ve been his gift for gossip


An Ode to David Grossman

The author just won the Israel Prize for his lifetime achievement in literature. But the story of his life is one of downfall.


How Tisha B’Av Invented the Jews

Why we owe our sensibility, our neurosis, and our sense of peoplehood to that one fateful day millennia ago

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