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  • Reimagining Israel’s new national library

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 16, 2015 | 11:02 am

    On my most recent visit to Jerusalem, a media trip for the Jerusalem Season of Culture, I stole away to spend a few hours in heaven, touring the collections of the National Library of Israel at the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University, and previewing plans for its new...

  • Kafka finds love and joy in his last days

    June 4, 2015 | 3:16 pm

    “We may well imagine that the glory of life lies around everyone, and always in its full richness, but obscured, down in the depths, invisible and far away,“ Franz Kafka wrote in his diary on Oct. 18 1921. “There it lies, however, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you use...

  • Israeli writer Etgar Keret on the long and (very) short of it

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 30, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    Etgar Keret, with his collections “The Nimrod Flip-Out” and the recently published “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” reinvigorated the short story (and the short, short story). The author, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Zoetrope and on “This American Life,” recently...

  • Kafka — demystifying the man behind the “Kafkaesque” mystique

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 12, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    Franz Kafka has entered our language as an adjective — “Kafkaesque” is applied nowadays to almost anything that strikes us as senseless or surreal — but the man himself remains obscure. Saul Friedlander’s short biography in Yale’s Jewish Lives series, “Kafka: The Poet of Shame and...

  • October 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2012 | 1:58 am


    Erdogan, Sovereignty, and Israel

    Arsen Ostrovsky of Algemeiner calls the Turkish prime minister out on his anti-Israel hypocrisy following Turkey's strong reaction to mortar fire from Syria. 

    At the time of Israel’s response [in December 2008], Erdoğan unleashed a...

  • Court rules that Kafka papers be made public

    July 23, 2010 | 11:00 am

    An Israeli court ruled that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka, possibly including an unpublished manuscript, will be made public for the first time.

    The papers, which also include correspondence between Kafka and his mentor Max Brod, have been the subject of a custody battle...