literature

Jewish writers and their failed connection to Israel

Jewish writers and their failed connection to Israel

They can be described as "Jews without Israel." A yearning for Zion is almost completely absent from American Jewish writers who came of age in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. How come? Jack Engelhard, 6/7/2018, 6:33 AM
Ilana Kurshan wins $100,000 Jewish Literature Sami Rohr Prize

Ilana Kurshan wins $100,000 Jewish Literature Sami Rohr Prize

American immigrant to Israel wins Jewish literature prize for memoir highlighting effect of Talmud study on her life.JTA, 6/6/2018, 8:13 AM
Never overpay for books again

Never overpay for books again

Israeli company presents "Total Boox" - a system which can rate books and allow readers to pay according to usage.ILTV, 5/5/2017, 6:05 PM
Two Israeli authors make Man Booker global shortlist

Two Israeli authors make Man Booker global shortlist

Israeli authors Amos Oz, David Grossman make shortlist for international literature award.AFP, 4/23/2017, 9:52 AM
Pro-assimilation novel banned from Israeli schools

Pro-assimilation novel banned from Israeli schools

Education Ministry disqualifies novel depicting Arab-Jewish love story for fear it threatens adolescents' 'Jewish identity.'Menachem Schwartz, 12/30/2015, 8:35 PM
'Netanyahu is Not Rubber Stamp of Israeli Left'

'Netanyahu is Not Rubber Stamp of Israeli Left'

PM's associates explain he disqualified two literature professors from Israel Prize committee because they support IDF draft-dodgers.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 2/12/2015, 8:37 AM
Poetry Unites English-Speakers 'Beyond Boundaries'

Poetry Unites English-Speakers 'Beyond Boundaries'

English literature finds life in Tel Aviv as language-lovers put their ideological differences aside in a rare moment of unity.Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2014, 4:11 PM
Spanish Writer Accepts Jerusalem Literary Award

Spanish Writer Accepts Jerusalem Literary Award

Acclaimed Spanish writer accepts prestigious Israeli literary award, despite calls from anti-Israel activists to boycott the Jewish state.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/11/2013, 5:45 PM
Literary World Says 'Goodbye, Philip'

Literary World Says 'Goodbye, Philip'

Roth, considered by many to be one of the leading Jewish American literary voices of the 20th century, said he will no longer be writing.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/12/2012, 12:14 AM
Jewish-American Author Wins Short Story Award

Jewish-American Author Wins Short Story Award

Jewish-American author Nathan Englander’s short story collection,“What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” wins Short Story Award.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/11/2012, 5:52 PM