Isaac Bashevis Singer’s longtime assistant describes what it was like to work with the Nobel prize-winning writer.
Israel Zamir, who has died at age 85, was a noted journalist, author and translator. He was also the son of I.B. Singer. Benjamin Ivry recalls his life and career.
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: