What happens when a senior rabbi announces from the pulpit on Rosh Hashanah that he is suffering from ALS? In his posthumously published novel, Raphael Silver chronicles the power struggle.
Forget Iran and anti-Semitism. Lavie Tidhar’s newly released short-story anthologies ‘Jews Versus Aliens’ and ‘Jews Versus Zombies,’ have Jews literally taking on a whole new world of challenges.
Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld begins her job as a communal spiritual leader in Efrat. She is the first woman in the history of Israel to fill such a role.
Ruby Namdar has won the Sapir Prize for his novel ‘The Ruined House.’ He speaks to the Forward about living in English but writing in Hebrew.
When Carolyn Starman Hessel joined the New York-based Jewish Book Council in 1994 – at the request of friend Marsha Posner – she knew nothing about the publishing world.
The nominees have been announced for the Sapir Prize, Israel’s top literary award, including a novel by Reuven Namdar that takes place entirely in New York.
Want to prevent the next Rabbi Barry Freundel voyeurism scandal? Beth Kissileff says the solution is simple: Put women in charge of the mikveh system.
Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson talks about how it felt to see Israel as a tangible landscape for the first time, what she thinks about BDS and how her trip will inform her future writing.
Philip Roth, the writer whose works were once denounced as profane, was honored by one of American Jewry’s sacred citadels: The Jewish Theological Seminary.
Who will represent the next generation of great Israeli literature? Beth Kissileff tracks down an octet of writers to watch for now — and years to come.