The NeverEnding Stories

Haim Watzman

Why are so many contemporary Israeli novels excruciatingly overlong?

Jerusalem’s New Historians

Dotan Halevy

Three new books make a persuasive case for reevaluating age-old historiographical conventions in the study of late Ottoman Palestine.

The Two Survivors

Taleen Babayan

A comprehensive survey of Israeli-Armenian relations in the shadow of the latest Nagorno-Karabakh War.

The Unshakeable One

Liam Hoare

Reflections on Amos Oz's final lecture and his relationship with Germany.

The New Mixed Cities

Afif Abu Much

Why are Arabs moving to largely Jewish cities, and how are they being received?

Dark Matter

Shira Stav

A short journey into the long darkness.

Derivative Imperial Nations

Olga Kirschbaum-Shirazki

A critique of how current discourses understand the reality of the Americas and the Middle East.

"Sometimes They Prayed Marxism"

Biti Roy

The little-known story of Rav Steinsaltz's involvement with the 'New Sanhedrin.'

Snowtrain

Tal Yacob Yardenne Greenspan

An excerpt from Tal Yacob's novel about a violent and sexual encounter between a male prostitute and an assassin.

Ephemeral Reflections

Lonnie Monka

Dennis Silk and English-language poetry in Israel.

Lisbon and Manila: Sites of Refuge During the Holocaust

Manuela Consonni

A review of two books on the plight, experiences, and emotions of Holocaust refugees.

Happy and Sad

Chaya Levy Maayan Eitan

A selection of English translations of work by the poet Chaya Levy.