The (deliberately) bad sex scenes in four modern Israeli novels reveal writers who play with and subvert expectations and conventions.
What is the status of trans people in Israeli society? An interview with Dr. Shochat, who runs a gender reassignment clinic in Tel Aviv.
Despite its flaws, the debut novel by Hadag Nahash frontman Sha'anan Street inspires a deep longing for the Jerusalem of yesteryear.
A fascinating new biography of Rav Kook's early years reveals a surprising lack of interest in Zionism.
In her new book "Figuring Jerusalem: Politics and Poetics in the Sacred Center," literary scholar Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi calls attention to the dangers of assigning God a particular geographic space. An interview.
Yet another book on Jerusalem's archaeology unhealthily focuses on its past at the expense of its present.
Trump's ambassador's pride at rebooting America's previous Middle East policy may set an unwelcome trend that even he might end up ruing.
An interview with the journalist and commentator Laly Derai about the future of the Israeli right.
A new book exploring the emotional inheritance of trauma subtly demonstrates its impact on both the national and personal story.
The former director of Breaking the Silence has written a moving memoir that is a wake-up call for Israeli society.
The new memoir by former Breaking the Silence director Yuli Novak is simplistic and solipsistic in equal measure.
A selection of English translations of work by the late Israeli poet Israel Eliraz.
The first English translations of Palestinian poet Maya Abu Al-Hayyat take the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions anchored in truth.
A new essay collection draws attention to hitherto neglected Sephardic and Mizrahi Zionist leaders
A new book about Jerusalem's Old City shatters some sacred cows while perpetuating others.
Two recent books by Yehouda Shenhav provide a radical vision for the future of translation.