In Simone Zelitch’s imaginary Judenstaat, the flag resembles Auschwitz uniforms, German beats Yiddish, and the Soviets – unsurprisingly – are the bad guys.
Burg tells his personal story, and through it the Israeli story. His father’s ‘Yekke’-style Judaism turns out to be a hidden treasure universal values.
Ancient maps collected in the book ‘The Shape of the Land’ reveal that, even after the true geography of Israel was known, Jewish cartographers still looked to the Bible for inspiration.
Sisyphus feel on me from out of nowhere and shouted that I was leaping without a permit.
A reading of Dan Daor’s book of essays and journeys is an experience of traveling the world in the company of a scholar. Even the red-light district in Amsterdam stirs in him deep musings, in this case on the Dutch history of tolerance.