israel in translation

“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.

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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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