israel in translation

On earth as it is in Tel Aviv – Israel in Translation

Host Marcela Sulak reads from Aharon Shabtai’s poem ‘Our Land,’ which features a kind of ‘afterlife’ Tel Aviv.

“Blessed be He who made me woman” – Israel in Translation

Host Marcela Sulak looks at the poetry of Shin Shifra, which is steeped in Orthodox religious practice but also portrays a feminine and feminist focus.

The cloudy skies of Tuvia Ruebner – Israel in Translation

Tuvia Ruebner’s poems are full of clouds in Rachel Tzvia Back’s wonderful new translation of his selected poems, ‘In the Illuminated Dark.’

Seeing out 2014 with Dahlia Ravikovitch’s ‘Dress of Fire’ – Israel in Translation

We hear Dahlia Ravikovitch’s own recitation of her poem ‘Dress of Fire,’ which host Marcela Sulak translates.

Where Jesus walked, told through ‘Arabesques’ – Israel in Translation

As Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas Eve tonight, we travel to the Galilee region of Israel through the eyes of the novelist Anton Shammas.

On Hanukkah, kindle a small pillar of fire – Israel in Translation

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.

Yona Wallach’s Hebrew “peeks through the keyhole” – 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.

Ronny Someck, a poet of Tel Aviv – Israel in Translation

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.

Sayed Kashua: An examination of Arab-Israeli identity

Hear an excerpt from Kashua’s novel ‘Second Person Singular,’ which examines the identity of Arab Israelis who have assimilated into mainstream Israeli culture.

Jews and Arabs driven apart in ‘The Swimming Race’ – Israel in Translation

Marcela Sulak introduces us to Benjamin Tammuz’s short story ‘The Swimming Race,’ which appears in the anthology ’50 Stories from Israel.’