The day Isaac Bashevis Singer returned to Ellis Island was “a beautiful, cold day.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer’s longtime assistant describes what it was like to work with the Nobel prize-winning writer.
The journalist, author, and translator Israel Zamir, who died on November 22 at age 85, deserves to be remembered as more than just the son of Nobel prize-winner Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902–1991). As he wrote in Journey to My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singer, a 1995 memoir which is due out in paperback in June 2015,, he was born in Warsaw in 1929.
Yiddish translators try to preserve history. Anita Norich explains they can also be accused of collaborating with its enemies — like the interpreter in ‘Saving Private Ryan.’
Isaac Bashevis Singer’s ‘Enemies’ is a gripping and challenging work to stage. Yevgeny Arye discusses bringing the horror of the Nazi era to a 21st century American audience.
To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, when a man knows he is to die shortly, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
Earlier this week, Avi Steinberg wrote about Kafka in Tel Aviv and shared a horribly embarrassing memo. His first book, “Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian,” was just released. His blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog series. For more information on the series, please visit: