His father recited Modeh Ani every morning and ordered a set of tefillin from Mumbai. Unaware that they were meant to be worn and not merely kept, he put them away on a shelf.
For a moment, a literary giant and talmudic genius sparred over the implications of a biblical phrase.
Baram’s characters are righteously indignant at the system and determined to bring it down.
Remembering the ebullient spirit and radical fiction of A. B. Yehoshua.
When Levinas met a vagabond called Chouchani, he told a friend, “I cannot tell what he knows, all I can say is that all that I know, he knows.” Now that we have dozens of Chouchani’s notebooks, can we finally know what he knew?
On losing one’s self in Walter Benjamin’s final wanderings.
Which son did Abraham favor? Reading "the binding of Isaac" with fresh eyes.
"Our tale's debut / Takes place in 1982 / When I, for one, if not exactly / A double of our leading guy / Was like him, bookish, awkward, shy." - Coming of age in iambic tetrameter.
The synagogue is a mikdash me’at, a little sanctuary or temple. But what really makes a shul holy and how should they be remembered?
“After the victory,” he wrote to his friend, “we’ll play music—Jewish music, Ukrainian music, and not only.”