The Sapir Prize — considered to be Israel’s equivalent of the Man Booker prize — has gone to Orly Castel Bloom. The Forward speaks to Castel-Bloom about the prestigious honor and her winning book “An Egyptian Novel.”
Jewish philosopher Martin Buber has been called both an oracle and a false prophet. His biographer Dominique Bourel talks with Benjamin Ivry about why Buber was also criticized for being a happy Jew.11
One of Israel’s most-honored poets, Tuvia Ruebner — winner of the 2008 Israel prize — recently celebrated his 92nd birthday. In celebration, we present his new, thought-provoking and despairing poem about violence in his country today.
At 94, Al Jaffee is Mad’s longest-lasting artist. He explains how the magazine took Jewish humor into the American mainstream — and reveals the symbolic significance of the fold-in he’s been drawing for the past half-century.38
Ivanka Trump’s “family favorite” recipe for broccoli kugel is a word-for-word copy of an older recipe by a well-known Jewish cookbook author.
The explicit, violent sexual passages and defiance of realism may challenge some readers. But Julia M. Klein says “Unspeakable Things,” by Kathleen Spivack is an exciting and energetic debut Holocaust novel.
The day after details emerged about Allen Ginsberg’s poem about Bernie Sanders, a new photo and a surprising story are providing some background to the relationship between the two Jewish thought leaders.5
In 1986, poet Allen Ginsberg wrote a sonnet about a Vermont town led by a certain Jewish socialist. Allan M. Jalon delves into the history of the poet’s relationship to Bernie Sanders.17
Primo Levi’s complete works have recently been republished in a massive three-volume set overseen by master translator Ann Goldstein. Joshua Furst and Goldstein talk Levi’s relationship with his Jewishness and the difficulties of the act of translation itself.
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