Beth Kissileff


How Ruby Namdar Wrote the Great Hebrew American Novel

By Beth Kissileff

How Ruby Namdar Wrote the Great Hebrew American Novel
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.Read More


'Jewish Oprah' Carolyn Starman Hessel Turns Page From Jewish Book Council

By Beth Kissileff

'Jewish Oprah' Carolyn Starman Hessel Turns Page From Jewish Book Council
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.Read More


Writers Line Up For Israel's Top Literary Prize

By Beth Kissileff

Reuven Namdar in New York. Photo by Beth Kissileff. Read More


It's Time To Put Women in Charge of the Mikveh

By Beth Kissileff

Illustration by Lily Padula Read More


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Marilynne Robinson Discusses Her First Trip to Israel

By Beth Kissileff

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Marilynne Robinson Discusses Her First Trip to Israel
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.Read More



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