Soccer is one of the few places that sworn enemies talk, argue, read each other’s news. There are pitched battles, but those narratives clash openly in the media as well as on the pitch.
Israel has reached the World Cup finals just once — Mexico 1970 — where it failed to progress beyond the group stage. But that year there was an outstanding Israeli success — referee Abraham Klein.
In ‘Adam,’ the debut novel from graphic memoirist Ariel Schrag, an awkward California teenage boy discovers an unusual way to get the girl: Pretend to be transgender.
A decade after its publication, author David Bezmozgis is turning his debut short story collection, “Natasha and Other Stories,” into a film, which he will start filming in July.
People who leave the ultra-Orthodox world have become a social movement. And the stories of their transformations are now a rich literary genre, Ezra Glinter writes.8
With the launch of Granta Israel, a Hebrew edition of the prestigious magazine started by Cambridge University students in 1889, Israel is officially an international literary powerhouse.
Everyone goes through the process of trying on different writers to find one that fits. For Liam Hoare it turned out to be Amos Oz, who turns 75 on May 4.
Ellen Litman dreamed of being a writer when she went to school in Moscow in the 1980s. There was only one problem: In the Soviet Union, Jews couldn’t be successful at writing.
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