Blogs in February 2020

Only Yesterday 16th February 2020

When Israeli Nobel Laureate S. Y. Agnon published the novel Only Yesterday in 1945, it quickly became recognized as a major work of world literature, not only for its vivid historical reconstruction of Israel’s founding society. The book tells...

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Let It Be Morning 16th February 2020

In his debut, Dancing Arabs, Sayed Kashua established himself as one of the most daring voices of the Middle East. In his searing new novel, a young Arab journalist returns to his hometown — an Arab village within Israel...

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A Horse Walks into a Bar 16th February 2020

The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage; an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter...

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The Attack 16th February 2020

Tel Aviv. A suicide bomber has killed 19 in a packed city centre restaurant. Dr Amin Jaafie, an Israeli Arab, is a surgeon at a nearby hospital. Respected and admired by his colleagues, the doctor represents integration at its...

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Seven Blessings 16th February 2020

From The Red Tent to The Ghost of Hannah Mendes, Jewish female writers have addressed relationships viewed against the canvas of a strong faith. Now newcomer Ruchama King gives voice to a fresh theme: how one/s relationship to Torah...

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