Revealing his sources

Sapir Prize winner Shimon Adaf masters the ‘craft of asking questions’

By BETH KISSILEFF/JNS.ORG
April 4, 2013 15:00
Shimon Adaf

Shimon Adaf521. (photo credit: Eldad Refaeli)

 
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Beyond his use of Latin, Shimon Adaf is a Renaissance man when it comes to the arts, expressing himself in poetry, prose and music. But ultimately, his writing – which in February won him Israel’s top literary prize – boils down to yet another craft, which he calls the “craft of asking questions.”

“Someone says this thing, why is it? What gives it meaning? Wherever I am, I am just asking questions,” he says about the study of Jewish texts.

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