When Shmuel Yosef Agnon was evacuated to the Jerusalem home of the famed kabbalist Gershom Scholem during the War of Independence, he found a letter that would make every Airbnb host proud.
Maya Arad's new novel offers an accelerated lesson in the principles of the detective story. It’s intellectual, illuminating and brilliant — but also cold, mechanical and not particularly suspenseful.
Israel’s first conference devoted to Hebrew-language detective fiction proved a stark reminder that few fictional private eyes have left a mark on Israeli literature — although one has come close.
My magic wand: A short story by Leonid Pekarovsky.
Uri Avnery always saw himself as a foreign minister without a government, not a political activist. His memoir is a type of consolation for his political isolation.
Despite rabbinical censorship and lack of popularity among the nonreligious public, ultra-Orthodox women are among the most prolific writers in Israel.
The most interesting books published this year, plus some Hebrew publications worth your time.
A new book describes the sea change undergone by the Israeli army, from a time when kippa-wearers were rare to an era in which one-third of officer cadets are Orthodox. What does the revolution bode for the IDF's future?
In final twist of long-running dispute, court rejects appeal of heirs of writer Max Brod, Kafka's friend and biographer, that the estate belongs to them.
Two new works showcase the nightmare of life during the 'year of junction,' in a new Israeli city erected on the corpse of the murdered mother.