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Author Amos Oz speaks at the 85th birthday celebration of Israeli artist Dani Caravan, at the Tzavta Theater in Tel Aviv on Dec.18, 2015. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

In new memoir, Amos Oz’s daughter alleges lifetime of abuse by ‘sadistic’ father

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Israeli author Galia Oz, daughter of world-renowned literary icon Amos Oz, alleged in interviews on Sunday that her “sadistic” father “serially abused” her physically and emotionally, until his death in 2018. The alleged abuse is...
“The Israel Bible: Scroll of Esther,” published in honor of slain Israeli Esther Horgen. Credit: Courtesy.

Ahead of Purim, ‘Israel Bible’ publishes special scroll in honor of Esther Horgen

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The Israel Bible has published a new edition of the Scroll of Esther in honor of Esther Horgen, the 52-year-old mother of six murdered on Dec. 21 by a Palestinian terrorist near her Tal Menashe home. The release...
Cover of Herut's new eBook “Purim: The Zionist Holiday You Never Really Knew"

Free eBook on Purim & Zionism Now Available

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Herut North America, a leading American Zionist grassroots movement, has developed an inspirational new anthology for the Purim holiday that is offered for free upon request. This new eBook is comprised of various articles...
Isi Leibler. Photo: Courtesy.

Soldiering on for the Jews and Israel

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Reading a biography about a friend is a mixed experience. On the one hand, the protagonist is familiar. On the other, he’s a complete stranger, whose story unfolds like that of a fictional character...
Alexander Ilichevsky signs books at a fair in Moscow. Credit: Vadim Brodsky.

For bestselling Russian-Israeli author, physics is a day job

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In the last month of 2020, Russia announced the winners of the Big Book National Literary Prize for the best prose writers in the Russian language. The prize, founded 15 years ago, has been...
The book jacket of “A Girl in a Blue Shirt” by Gabriel Bensimhon, translated into Moroccan Arabic. Credit: Courtesy of Tel Aviv University.

In a first, Israeli Hebrew novel is translated into Moroccan Arabic

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For the first time, an Israeli novel has been translated into Arabic in Morocco and will be sold in Moroccan bookstores. The groundbreaking novel, A Girl in a Blue Shirt, was written by Gabriel Bensimhon of...

Siberian Exile by Julija Sukys

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By the end of the Holocaust, Lithuania suffered one of the highest percentages of Jewish deaths in all of Europe. Before the war, 168, 000 Jews lived there, of which 83 per cent were...
John le Carré giving a speech in 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/German Embassy London.

A mystery in its own right: The ‘anti-Semitism’ of John le Carré

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John le Carré, the acclaimed grandmaster of the spy novel who died last weekend at the age of 89, was dogged for years by allegations of anti-Semitism. The plot of his 1983 novel The Little Drummer...
Roald Dahl signs books for children in Amsterdam on Oct. 12, 1988. Credit: Rob Bogaerts/Anefo via Wikimedia Commons.

No one needs posthumous apologies from an anti-Semitic writer

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The apology was as gratuitous as it was unsatisfactory. Some 30 years after author Roald Dahl’s death, his family and the Story Company that markets and profits from his literary legacy, as well as manages the...

The magic of Kadya Molodwsky’s children’s poetry – now in English

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A new bilingual edition of Kadya Molodowsky’s enchanting Yiddish children’s poetry was recently published in Sweden. Edited and masterfully translated into English by Yaira Singer, “Through an Endless Stretch of Land” makes some of the most...