The JugglerHirsh Goodman
What is the secret of the enduring success of Benjamin Netanyahu, soon to be Israel's longest-serving prime minister?
'Duel Review': What Happened to the Israeli Left?Ben-Dror YeminiNaomi Chazan
Two reviews, separately written, analyze the factors behind the chronic weakness of the Israeli Left.Original in Hebrew
‘A Translator is First and Foremost a Reader’Akin Ajayi
An interview with Jessica Cohen, who was awarded, together with David Grossman, the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for her translation of his book "A Horse Walks into a Bar."
Illiberal NeoliberalismAsher Schechter
Israel's transition into a global economy is a textbook example of how a country can practice globalization without subscribing to any of its stated values.
Eighteen Lashes: A NovelAssaf Gavron
An exclusive excerpt from the English translation of Assaf Gavron's forthcoming novel.
'Reading Lolita in Tel Aviv': Letters from a KurdOfra Bengio
Through the personal experiences of Mariwan, a Kurdish adolescent, Kae Bahar tells the story of the Kurdish nation's struggle for independence.
'My Identity has Nothing to Do with the Language in Which I Write'Janan Bsoul
An interview with Jaffa poet Ayat Abu ShmeissOriginal in Hebrew
Global Jewish IdentitiesEphraim Meir
Around the world today we find several ways of belonging, of which full conversion is one option. Entire communities see themselves as Jewish without being formally recognized as such.
The Wobbly HouseRonit Matalon
On the presence of Arabic in Hebrew literatureOriginal in Hebrew
Ronit Matalon: An AppreciationYiftach Ashkenazi
In memoriam of the stellar Mizrahi writer who rejected identity politics
This Time for AfricaEfy Halperin
Dr. Efy Halperin, an Israeli infectious disease specialist, spent several months volunteering in rural Uganda.Original in Hebrew
A Warm Tale of Human FoiblesRachel Harris
Yirmi Pinkus reconstructs a 1980s Tel Aviv Ashkenazi enclave that is replete with charming vignettes but detached from the realities it aspires to hark back to.
Poem: The Cemetery in LodErez BitonMarcela Sulak (translator)Original in Hebrew
Editorial: A New Review of BooksTARB editors