The decency of Tmol Shilshom founder David Ehrlich was legendary, as was his café’s place on the city’s literary scene. He died this week of a heart attack and Jerusalem will not be the same without him
Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi
Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Guggenheim Fellow.
Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi was a friend of Philip Roth for over 30 years. She reflects on her times in the Jewish-American writer’s ‘Circle of Love’
Gravestones were used to build a Christian cemetery’s wall in my mother’s hometown. Should we push for Polish restitution - or reconciliation?
An Israeli election straight after Rabin's assassination would have been one of those historic inflection points towards peace. But Peres failed to make that call. Instead, he started a war.
The battle for Orthodox women’s rights is a fig-leaf for liberals who, by fetishizing the Western Wall, are avoiding the one issue posing the greatest threat to Jews and Judaism around the world.
When our marriage ended, after 34 years, the expectation was that we would divide the property and go our separate ways. It didn’t quite happen that way.
The Israeli prime minister conveniently ignores the first eight chapters of the Book of Esther, recruiting only the revenge tragedy part to justify his agenda.
The firing of Hillel staff had nothing to do with anti-Semitism or BDS. So why did some rush to replace civil discourse on the matter with mud-slinging?