Host Marcela Sulak traces the life of poet Ronny Someck, from his origins in Baghdad to Israeli transit camps to Tel Aviv, through his poetry.
Israel in Translation
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.
Today we explore the etrog, a powerful symbol of the holiday of Sukkot, through a short story by Shai Agnon and a poem by Orit Gidali.