During book launch in West Bank for book of essays marking 50 years of occupation, U.S. Jewish literary couple talk about that uncomfortable subject
The cuisine offered in ‘Modern Israeli Cooking’ fails to live up to the cookbook's title
Americans will surely recognize the preposterously incompetent and embarrassing figure Booker-winning author Jacobson has put on the page. They elected him.
The works on this list offer something for everyone, from the disillusioned Zionist to the banned-book fan to the lit-lover with a conscience
Haroon Moghul's 'How to Be a Muslim: An American Story' is a testament to the vitality of American multiculturalism, even after Trump’s election
David Grossman, who won the Man Booker International Award, talks about transcending the culture barrier
Required reading: Grossman's fiction often returns to the themes of childhood, grief and solitude, while his non-fiction shines a spotlight on the dilemmas of life in Israel
David Grossman says 'a wise regime knows how to give the arts the power of expression'
David Grossman's prose in his latest work about a not-so-amusing stand-up artist strains to keep up as the comic dodges and feints - and smacks his forehead.
Grossman, nominated for his latest work 'A Horse Walks Into a Bar,' is the first Israeli to win the prize, one of the most important annual literary awards
Helmut Kohl, who died today, talked to Ha'aretz in 2001 about how excited he was over the euro, which he saw as a safeguard against another war in Europe
In Simone Zelitch’s imaginary Judenstaat, the flag resembles Auschwitz uniforms, German beats Yiddish, and the Soviets – unsurprisingly – are the bad guys.
Despite the paucity of such works, Nitza Ben-Dov addresses an essential and complicated issue in her latest book: the constant, excruciating presence of war in the lives of the Israeli people, as expressed through outstanding literary works.
Sociologist Shmuel Trigano warns of an anti-Semitic tsunami and thinks that the confused world believes the Holocaust's real victims are the Palestinians.
Israeli author Yuval Yareach's 10-year journey to write 'The Silences' was complicated by the fact that he knew so little about what his grandmother lived through.
It is by far the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's darkest book to date. From the opening scene, in which the grandfather strangles his boss in a blind rage, there is violence and emotional trauma at every turn.
As Poem of the Week bids farewell, Solomon Ibn Gabirol paints an alluring winter landscape.
In his rather radical survey of Jewish literature from antiquity to the last century, Adam Kirsch highlights the importance of eclectic religious and worldly texts and authors for synagogue-shy Jews today.
After 70 years of writing, a collection of essays exploring the oeuvre of Sami Michael has finally been published. It takes us back to the source, to the pellucid waters of the spring from which Israeli protest literature still drinks.
Amos Oz's first novel in over 10 years considers the contemporary meaning of Judas in the nascent Jewish state.