I believe Amos Oz desperately wanted to become a better man than his father was. It feels as if he has spent his lifetime trying to nurture inside himself an empathy that he believed his father lacked. The famous, 73-year-old Israeli author of more than 30 books, including his...
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“The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a pure tragedy of Greek proportions…because it is a clash between right and right…between two nations who have never known another homeland.”
So said Amos Oz this week at the opening of the 3rd annual J Street Conference in Washington,...
June 2, 2010 | 8:59 am
Amos Oz, author, essayist, moral conscience of Israel, published an essay in today’s New York Times that exactly captured what I’ve been trying to say about the flotilla disaster for the past three days.
In “Israeli Force, Adrift on the Sea,” Oz writes how Jews, who once knew only...
November 18, 2009 | 3:09 pm
Last Friday evening, I arrived early for a Shabbat event at American Jewish University, where I was supposed to interview Israeli writer Amos Oz in front of some 300 guests.
I stopped off at the Hotel Angeleno to write an introduction and have some coffee.
If Amos Oz...
March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmAmos Oz, Hebrew novelist, secular prophet and self-proclaimed "non-synagogue" Jew, has joined his local Reform congregation in Arad, the Negev desert town where he has lived since leaving Kibbutz Hulda a decade ago.
In reaction to last month's massive haredi demonstration in Jerusalem...