David Biale Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness. trans. Nicholas de Lange. New York: Harcourt, 2004. 544 pp. EVERY WRITER OF fiction mines to one extent or another his or her own life, turning reality into food for the imagination. But when a writer turns to his own biography, he can do the
Reflecting on the impact of Bernard Malamud’s book, The Natural on Jewish identity and sense of self as a Jewish writer.
Today the international language of the Jewish people has become English.
Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi
103 years after the publication of Herzl’s book, Altneuland, we can hear on the street corners of Israel a cacophony of voices that signal a massive celebration of the elasticity of the Hebrew language.
1. Is knowledge of Hebrew essential to be a literate Jew?
2. What makes a book Jewish?
3. In what way does the reading of Jewish books influence your sense of self ? that is, your Jewish identity?