In honor of the beginning of Hanukkah, we read Etgar Keret’s story “Childish Things”, which takes place during the holiday.
Israel in Translation
Slovak-born Tuvia Ruebner was awarded the Israel Prize in 2008 and Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Literature Prize in 2012. In Hebrew, he is the author of fifteen volumes of poetry, two photograph albums, and a monograph on the poetry of his close friend, writer-scholar Lea Goldberg, as well as other literary criticism and translations.
Writer, critic, and literary scholar Tamar Merin’s story “What Are You Looking At?” explores the anxiety of immigration from the perspective of a mother taking her son for ice cream.
Eshkol Nevo’s newest novel “Three Floors Up” examines a society in crisis, through the turmoils, secrets, unreliable confessions, and problematic decisions of the building’s residents.
“About the Night” by Anat Talshir explores what happens to the relationship of a Christian Arab and an Israeli Jew when Jerusalem is portioned.