And what if Rabin hadn't been murdered? Serious historians are allowing themselves to grapple with such questions
Oz was nominated for 'Judas,' translated by Nicholas de Lange, his first novel in a decade, while Grossman was nominated for his latest work, 'A Horse Walks Into a Bar,' translated by Jessica Cohen.
In 'The Book Thieves,' author Anders Rydell explains the Nazis' aim: to assert complete control over public information and literature, and utilize them to advance Hitler’s ideological goals.
The seven best include an examination of theories trying to explain the Holocaust and a look at how Hitler saw Islam as a religion that could be exploited for anti-Semitic purposes
Author Herzfeld reissues 1994 ‘Inta Omri’: ‘I decided to fight for its innocence’
Relying on a comprehensive study and her own experiences, the American writer eloquently and convincingly describes how tiny doses of LSD can help a variety of maladies, both physical and mental
Eschewing the familiar, triumphalist narrative of ancient glory and modern rebirth in Zion, 'The Story of Hebrew' follows the twists and turns of the Hebrew language from its beginnings to contemporary Israeli usage.
The story of how he came to literary writing begins with – not surprisingly – his mother.
'Hitler’s American Model,' by James Q. Whitman, contends that America's racist legislation served as a model for at least portions of Nazi Germany's Nuremberg Laws.
'All Grown Up,' Attenberg's latest novel, explores what it means for a New York woman to be single, childless and almost 40.
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.
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.
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.