poetry

German Jewish poet brought back to life in a new online platform

Else Lasker-Schüler is considered to be one of the greats of German poetry, a bohemian artist who corresponded with many of the most prominent cultural figures of her time.

Chana Bloch (1940-2017) in the 2011 documentary, Traduire
'The Moon Is Almost Full': Chana Bloch's poignant struggle with sarcoma

Bloch's battle with the aggressive sarcoma she lived with in her final years is the subject of The Moon Is Almost Full, her posthumously published collection.

By ROBERT HIRSCHFIELD
07/05/2020
Reading a book (Illustrative)
Free meet-ups offered with Israeli authors, poets, playwrights on Zoom

The events are intended to be either writing workshops or directed reading and will be open for free to the public.

27/03/2020
GRAPEVINE: The president is grounded

Unlike most other people of his generation, Rivlin has a lot of room in which to move around outside without breaking the rules.

Going 'home' after making aliyah isn't the same

You can’t truly go back to a place where you once lived, because so much will have changed since you left that it is not the same place any more.

Menahem Ben
Renowned Israeli poet and journalist Menahem Ben dies at 71

The poet won the Prime Minister's Award for Hebrew Writers twice, in 1989 and 2016 as well as the Bernstein Prize, in the Literary Criticism category.

13/03/2020
The cover of the anthology
An enthralling anthology of English poets in Israel

Voices Israel 2019: Poetry from Israel and Abroad is the 45th-such anthology to be published. It contains no fewer than 125 original poems in English, the work of 91 poets from across the world.

Yossi Gamzu, poetry professor and son of theater critic, dies age 81

Gamzu taught at universities in the US and Australia before returning to Israel, he spent the past few years living in Haifa.

‘SO MANY things to love.’
My "Great Love" in Jerusalem

“The Great Lover” inspired me to make a list of the things I take for granted in Jerusalem, but which nevertheless enrich my life.

Itzig Manger
Celebrating Jewish poems teaching us about Jewish life

Those poems, including those written by Itzik Manger, remind us of what Jews did before 1939, how in spite of hardship, deserted by almost all, they lived, strove, created and gave.

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