Muck: Biblical Fiction as CriticismRachel Sharansky Danziger
Dror Burstein’s novel skillfully alternates between Jerusalem of the Prophets and the contemporaneous city, offering a fresh engagement with our conventional understanding of both.
The Prime Ministers: Chronicles of FailureBenjamin Kerstein
Two autobiographies, written by Israel’s only living former prime ministers, are uneven attempts to come to terms with their unremarkable legacies.
'To Rectify the World You Have to Rectify Yourself'Olga Kirschbaum
An interview with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller, one of the most influential female Torah teacher in the Haredi world, whose eighth book, "Through a Distant Mirror: exploring the paths of women in Tanach" will be out this summer.
The Rising Juggernaut of the Greater Middle EastNoam Backner
A mixture of global ambitions and domestic policies has led China to undermine the “Washington consensus” in the Middle East.
A Tale of Time and FeelingAvi Garfinkel
"Judas," Amos Oz's last novel, is in many ways the sum total of the late author's 50-year career.
The Distortion of PalestineAlex Stein
One principle seems to be guiding "Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History": The minimization and marginalization of the role Jews played in the history of Palestine.
The Parting Gift: A NovelEvan Fallenberg
An excerpt from Evan Fallenberg's new novel teasing out a complex narrative of love and betrayal from the narrow channel that separates the most basic—and quite often, the most base—of our emotions.
The Maverick Israeli Intellectual You've Never Heard AboutHanan Harif
Boas Evron, who died last year aged 91, held unusual views on the nature of Jewish Nationhood, the State of Israel and its relationship with the diaspora. A new book revisits his unorthodox political thought.
The Cost of a Lie, the Value of NothingBatya Shimony
A young woman, a celebrity, a sexual assault, a media storm: all very much part of the #MeToo zeitgeist, no? But Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen takes the reader along a very different path.
Home and Away: The Accidentally Global Scope of Israel's English-Language MediaGilad Halpern
While the international media industry came crashing down in the beginning of the 21st century, Israel's English-language media experienced a tremendous renaissance.
Four Centuries of Jurisprudence in JerusalemMuhammad Al-AtawnehSabina Abdulaev
Between the end of Mamluk rule and the start of the British Mandate, Jerusalem evolved a rich tradition of Islamic Jurisprudence, markedly distinct at times from that of the Ottoman Empire.
Editorial: Election symposiumTARB editors
Poem: When They Come to Take YouHaviva PedayaOriginal in Hebrew
Born in Tajikistan in 1959, Ella Byshevsky is an artist, art teacher and illustrator.In her work, she seeks to forge a new artistic language, to make of it an instrument for the expression of the Jewish spiritual heritage. For her, the role of the artist is to translate the religious text, normally immune to representation, into the unique space of artistic commentary.Works by Bishevsky have been displayed in museums and private collections in Israel, the U.S., Russia, Germany, and other countries. Her illustrations have appeared in dozens of books and magazines for children and adults.