Two poems that use humor to revise the traditional narrative of Soviet Jews' triumphal arrival in Israel.
A new book about Jewish emigration from Palestine and Israel in the post-war period changes the Zionist concept of yeridah into a history of migration.
A poetic exploration of the Tel Aviv University's shelter signs and the Talmudic Cities of Refuge.
In a new book, one of Israel's most prominent left-wing activists makes his case through a thousand years of Jewish scholarship.
Two ostensibly very different books shine an illuminating light on debates surrounding Palestinian political goals and identity.
The Bibliodrama method brings the Bible alive for 21st Century Israeli and Diaspora Jews.
A deep dive into how Israel has fought COVID-19, how it has fought it differently from other countries, and what the results of its struggle have been.
Three recent studies enrich the historiography of the 1948 War and its aftermath, by moving away from state-centered policies and focusing on the lived experiences of ordinary individuals.
How do televisual-cinematic representations of Israeli policemen (and women) compare to those of their Mossad counterparts?
The Irish novelist's decision not to publish her latest novel with an Israeli publisher reveals her fundamental ignorance about the actual relationship between Israeli literature, the Israeli establishment, and the Occupation.
A new novel boldly attempts to pad out Israel's meager counterfactual bookshelf. But a romantic fascination with the country's pre-state period is not enough to sustain a solid piece of alternate history, a genre with its own set of rules.