From dreidels to doughnuts, host Marcela Sulak explains the holiday’s traditions, and then lets the historian Josephus tell the story in his own words.
Israel in Translation
Never one to shy away from controversy, Tel Aviv-born Yona Wallach made an astonishing impact on Hebrew literature during her short life.
Hear an excerpt from Kashua’s novel ‘Second Person Singular,’ which examines the identity of Arab Israelis who have assimilated into mainstream Israeli culture.
Marcela Sulak introduces us to Benjamin Tammuz’s short story ‘The Swimming Race,’ which appears in the anthology ’50 Stories from Israel.’
Shulamit Lapid’s novel ‘Valley of Strength’ depicts the first seven years of the Gai Oni agricultural settlement, later renamed ‘Rosh Pina.’
According to the New York Times, Batya Gur was “almost single-handedly responsible for making the detective novel a flourishing genre in Israeli letters.”
Host Marcela Sulak introduces us to Assaf Gavron’s novel ‘The Hilltop,’ which follows the lifespan of an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank.