David Ben-Gurion, Yitzhak Rabin and Elie Wiesel were among the friends and admirers of the man who wrote 'The Caine Munity' and 'The Winds of War'
The book tells stories related to the Cairo Geniza, shedding light on a thousand years of Jewish life in the Middle East and North Africa
Battle Over Kafka's Estate Ends: Swiss Vaults Containing Unpublished Manuscripts to Be Handed to Israel
Zurich court rules the Israel National Library can open contested bank safes that are likely to hold a trove of oeuvres by the famed Jewish writer
Hannah Lillith Assadi’s debut novel is a fraught tangle of identities: a Palestinian father who moved to the Arizona desert because it reminded him of home, a worried Jewish mother and a stormy, almost sinister life in New York. She talks about how to untangle the knot
Lee was widely credited with adding a new layer of complexity and humanity to superheroes. His characters were not made of stone - even if they appeared to have been chiseled from granite
Eva Hoffe, Original Heiress of Kafka Letters Forced to Give Them to Israel’s National Library, Dies at 85
After prolonged legal battles and a Supreme Court ruling, Eva Hoffe had to relinquish Czech-Jewish novelist's papers, many still stuck in safes in Israel and abroad
Until shortly before his death, Max Brod debated whether or not to publish the story about the illegitimate child Kafka may have had — and shared those deliberations with my mother, a poet, in an apartment in Tel Aviv
This first-of-its-type production is the most authentic-sounding yet on Broadway – even though most of the cast couldn’t speak a word of Yiddish when they signed up
Why did an official panel regulating obscene literature ban ‘In the Prison of Love,’ but okay ‘The Virgin from Monaco’?
Grossman is 'one of the most moving, profound and influential voices in Israeli literature,' Education Minister Bennett says
Vuillard's ninth book, winner of the Prix Goncourt, is a powerful story connected to the rise of Nazism in Germany and Europe's blind advance toward the abyss in the years preceding the war
The Günzburg collection contains over 14,000 items, including thousands of rare Hebrew books, as well as manuscripts in Hebrew and many other languages
'Girls' creator and star says she has 'fallen in love with the poetry of Yehuda Amichai' after the death of her grandmother
Two New York Jews adrift in Israel seek answers through Kafka, kabbalah and the Tel Aviv Hilton in Krauss's eagerly awaited new novel, 'Forest Dark.'
To dismiss the new, the surprising, the unknown or the incomprehensible as an ideological diversion has always been one of the main flaws of dogmatic leftist thought
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'
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
The American author received the prize for her debut novel 'Ways to Disappear' from the Jewish Book Council at the Jewish Museum in New York
In his new book 'Stranger in a Strange Land,' George Prochnik takes up all the big questions – the meaning of life and of being Jewish, the state of Zionism – with Gershom Scholem’s echo serving as a guide
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
In Simone Zelitch’s imaginary Judenstaat, the flag resembles Auschwitz uniforms, German beats Yiddish, and the Soviets – unsurprisingly – are the bad guys.
The 'unofficial' Haggadah focuses on the shared themes of slavery, freedom, education and the number four.
'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.
'You Say to Brick,' a new biography, explores Louis Kahn's bizarre personal life and sublime designs, including an unrealized plan that could have made the Western Wall a site for all humanity.
French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy's new book, a highly idiosyncratic take on what he sees as the fundamental lesson of Judaism, also offers a surprisingly clueless view of Orthodoxy.
In 'Where Memory Leads,' eminent scholar Saul Friedlander grapples with his own issues of identity and belonging, but never finds psychological liberation.
Judging books for this year's JQ/Wingate Prize on 1930s European fascism, the fate of refugees refused asylum and mass warfare and its aftermath, it was clear how history refuses to stay neatly in the past.
A Final Note From Kafka, a Trove of Manuscripts, and a Trial That Left an Israeli Heiress 'Destitute'
Eva Hoffe opens up about the ruling that forced her to transfer author Max Brod's estate – including Franz Kafka's papers – to Israel's National Library, about her parents' special relationship with Brod, and about her life in poverty.