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.
Epicurean author Elissa Altman links sustenance to serious feeling in 'Treyf,' her new memoir about growing up as the only child of dysfunctional Jewish parents.
The most interesting books published this year, plus some Hebrew publications worth your time.
Russian-American writer Masha Gessen’s 'Where the Jews Aren't' tells the story of the failed Jewish Autonomous Region in Birobidzhan without being treacly or preachy.
Glueckl of Hameln wrote of her perfectly pious husband, helping Chmielnicki survivors – and her own 'ethical will.'
Powerful and imaginative, Affinity Konar's 'Mischling' is inspired by the real-life stories of Jewish twins who endured Dr. Mengele's torturous experiments.
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.
From Jonah Lehrer's 'Book About Love' to Jessi Klein's 'You’ll Grow Out of It.'
Stultifying prejudice, punishing social mores and ethnic chauvinism choke the lives of the family that star in Sarit Yishai-Levi's 'The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem.'
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel may have been the most famous Holocaust survivor in the world. But, ironically, that never gained him a huge following in Israel.