israel in translation

The Cloudy Skies of Tuvia Ruebner

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

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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.

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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.

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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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