israel in translation

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.

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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.’

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Nisim Aloni’s terrifying ‘To Be a Baker’ – Israel in Translation

Though best known for his theater, Aloni also wrote short stories. ‘To Be a Baker’ opens the anthology ’50 Stories from Israel.’

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The Israeli detective novel – Israel in Translation

According to the New York Times, Batya Gur was “almost single-handedly responsible for making the detective novel a flourishing genre in Israeli letters.”

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Yom Kippur’s Poetry of Awe – Israel in Translation

Today we explore Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, through the poetry of Yehuda Amichai and Shelley Elkayam.

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Haim Gouri’s Piyyut for Rosh Hashanah

Born in Tel Aviv in 1923, Haim Gouri is a poet, novelist, documentary film maker, journalist, and the author of a book on the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

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