Amichai Chasson’s poem ‘America’ captures three moments in front of a TV screen, spanning 44 years of U.S.-Israeli relations on both a national and personal level
Haim Gouri, one of the most renowned intellectuals in Israel's history, died aged 94. Read his poem 'Bab el Wad,' published here in English for the first time
As Poem of the Week bids farewell, Solomon Ibn Gabirol paints an alluring winter landscape.
T. Carmi contemplates what comes next.
Ricky Rapoport Friesem found a way to say good-bye.
Ahead of November 8, a poem by Alicia Ostriker prophetically captures the feeling in this national election.
Advising AIPAC to 'get a life and stay out of mine,' Alpher accused U.S. Jews of an 'illegitimate takeover.' But non-Orthodox Jews in America often confront the thesis that the Israeli government can do no wrong.
William Butler Yeats suggests fairies, for 'the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand'.
'All, all, all' - Almog Behar on teaching a toddler inclusiveness.
'They demanded the song; but, oh never / That triumph the stranger shall know': Playboy and revolutionary Lord Byron on the Babylonian exile.
'Here’s the crumb corner, between the TV and the bookshelves': Yael Statman is moving back to Israel and realizes she can't pack the past.
In which the author of the column confesses her ignorance of Paul Laurence Dunbar and a formative national text.
An Army Radio discussion of an early work by Mahmoud Darwish has caused an uproar. Here is the poem: ID Card.
Wretched refuse and huddled masses: What Emma Lazarus wrote in 1883 shows how far from its great roots Donald Trump would take America.
Roy Zemach imagines little Yusuf’s father telling him that there's nothing to fear from that sudden 'black bird' in the lens.
'Bosses and the stinging ants': Tal Hasan leads us subtly into the history of a family.
Vikram Seth condemns the reinstatement of a colonial anti-sodomy law that India had revoked in 2009.
The Irish poet suffered excruciating physical backache while inventing Leopold Bloom’s raunchy musings in “Ulysses,” celebrated this week.
Miriam Neiger-Fleishmann looks at a memory of love in changing light.
In Shai Dotan’s vision, the city disengages from the earth.
Rachel Hadas finds new spaces by trying to switch from her right hand to her left, for art's sake.
Paul Heyse finds succor in the embrace of the cool forest, and coy language.
Flying over Europe, the sea and deserts, the first and second generations of the Holocaust experience dreamlike transformations in Agi Mishol’s poem.
Surrealist Robert Desnos worked for the French anti-Nazi Résistance by forging papers – and writing poems to amuse frightened children
Scholars agree that this rueful sonnet is addressed to a young man, possibly an earl.
An early 20th century poem by Kadish Yehuda Silman, a Hebrew-language pioneer, tells the story of Moses in the ark.
Millions of years hence, we'll look to them like dinosaurs look to us, Irit Katz imagines.
Zohar Atkins: There he sat in a tiny room, unable and unwilling to move, until Gabriel came and said, 'I know you are afraid'
'There’s something else going on here' - Poet, playwright and librettist Israel Eliraz died last week. His translator pays tribute.
What if even one of the sons of Haman was not evil? Karen Alkalay-Gut asks a dissident question.