Friday, April 19, 2019

Author: Sala Levin

Redeeming Haim Hazaz

10:29 08 April in Latest

by Darren Pinsker When the Israeli writer Haim Hazaz died in 1973, his reputation was so lofty in the world of modern Hebrew letters that one observer would write in the Jewish Book Annual, “He was one of Israel’s most honored writers of fiction and one...

Omar Meets Omer

21:42 04 April in Latest
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Today, there's more proof that The Wire--the obscure HBO series about Baltimore's drug dealers, cops, newspaper reporters that one day will get a lot of attention, mark my words, maybe even be called the greatest television series of its time (though some of us will...

Around the Web

21:11 01 April in Latest

The New York Times reports that Israel "moved closer to its goal of energy independence on Sunday as natural gas from a large offshore field began flowing into the country." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the development "an important step toward energy independence." In 2011,...

Happy Birthday, Philip Roth!

21:04 19 March in Latest

Happy Philip Roth day, as today--the 80th birthday of the pride of Newark--might well be called, with the writer's hometown hosting a Philip Roth bus tour, highlighting locations mentioned in his novels, and the man himself giving a by-invitation-only talk at the Newark Museum. And...