Adin Steinsaltz was a key protagonist in a millenia-long debate within Judaism: Should access to its core texts be confined to an elite or to the masses? Is Judaism about conservation or innovation? What makes a rabbi ‘great’?
The coronavirus chaos erupted just when her new book, about her family's part in a notable but unknown Holocaust story came out. But top French TV star and journalist Anne Sinclair is no stranger to tackling setbacks
Kafka’s protagonists in 'The Trial' and other works were persecuted because of forgetfulness, but sometimes forgetting actually enables redemption
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
From Camus to Saramago, from Chaucer to Atwood, writers for centuries have painted horrifying scenes of death and destruction wrought by plagues. Your (post) apocalyptic reading list for a coronavirus quarantine
If Israel adopts the Trump plan, it will trigger a right-wing messianic ideology that will spark chaos – declares Carmi Gillon, who asserts Jewish terrorists are no longer on the margins
The Holocaust was an impulsive rebellion by 'polytheistic instincts,' claimed Jewish American essayist and literary critic George Steiner, who passed away this month, aged 90. He also speculated about what might have happened if Hitler was captured by Israel
Rare Kafka Letters in Hebrew, Finally Returned to Israel, Reveal Writer's Deep Love for the Language
Artifacts from the literary estate that was delivered to the National Library of Israel this summer include letters Kafka wrote to his Hebrew teacher as well as lists of expressions next to their meaning in German
National Library at last presents never-before-seen manuscripts by the renowned Czech author, including journals and notebooks featuring words in Hebrew
Among the 129 items being sold at the late Jewish author's estate include typewriters, a Balinese shadow puppet and Roth's suitcase
Nine years after hundreds of handwritten documents were snatched away to Germany, the famed Jewish writers' works will be handed over to the National Library of Israel
The documents apparently went missing from the Tel Aviv home of Brod's former secretary, Esther Hoffe, some 10 years
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