Sensitive, knowledgeable and easy to read aloud, Rachel Tzvia Back’s English translations of the later works of the Israel Prize laureate are a pleasure to read
The family of one of Israel’s most formative poets, the late Haim Gouri, tell how they prepared his last book of poems for publication, two years after his passing
A poem Anne Frank wrote at the age of 12 in the album of the older sister of her close school friend will be going on auction in Holland shortly.
Israel Prize winner, who died Wednesday, composed more than 1,000 songs.
An intimate conversation with the leaders of the Jewish militias on the night that the UN announced the partition of Palestine inspired Natan Alterman to write the quintessential poem of bereavement and resurrection.
An early 20th century poem by Kadish Yehuda Silman, a Hebrew-language pioneer, tells the story of Moses in the ark.
A new documentary sheds light on the life and death of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of Hebrew literature's greatest icons.
Laor’s lawyers say Mifal Hapayis violated the prize rules and exceeded its authority in revoking the prize due to allegations of sexual harassment against Laor.
Asher Reich on who did what to whom.
It's Hebrew Book Week, and the perfect time to glance back at Hebrew writing from biblical times to the post-modernist escapists.
Thirty-five years after Ofra Haza sang 'Frecha,' Channel 2 is airing a new series 'Amamiyot.' Has anything changed?
More than six decades after their state was founded, Israelis still grapple with their identity.
Rutu Modan and Yirmi Pinkus bring their flair for the graphic to a new children's publishing house, Noah's Library.
On the moving collaboration between composer Mark Kopytam and singer Mira Zakai in their work on a cantata for voice and chamber ensemble, based on a poem by Yehuda Amichai.
Rachel Tzvia Back talks about the picture behind the poem and about translating Ruebner.
Whether stopping soldiers from reciting poetry or hosting a PM who brags of his defense-mindedness, the Israeli army is embarrassing us.
Israel's army, once known for holding poetry writing contests, today seems less keen on promoting the art within its ranks; soldier en route to read his poems on Army Radio ordered to refrain from participating.
Asher Reich looks at the Bible both as a boy and a man.
When the pogroms started in czarist Russia, the man in charge of overseeing Jewish writings was an apostate rabbi. The contradictions hit an apogee when Haim Nahman Bialik tried to publish an iconic poem.
Born Eliezer Yitzhak Perelman, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda is known as the father of modern Hebrew, having revived the ancient language for life in the Jewish national home.
The language of Hebrew media turns the idea of an eternal resting place into a concept that is out of this world.
Prof. Haviva Pedaya, Mois Ben Harash to be awarded the Yehuda Amichai Prize for Hebrew Poetry, with a purse of NIS 30,000.