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Cast member Natalie Portman poses at the premiere for "Annihilation" in Los Angeles, California, U.S

Natalie Portman highlights Jewish writers among her favorite books

Among her favorite books included Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, written by Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari.

02/04/2021
Israeli author David Grossman

Israeli author David Grossman earns award for his work, in Sweden

Grossman was born in Jerusalem in 1954 and studied both theater and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jewish Museum in Moscow

Norton Juster, ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ writer dies at 91

Juster first discovered his interest in words with the help of Yiddish books in his parents’ house.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
10/03/2021

The story behind ‘Mank:' 'Citizen Kane's Jewish screenwriter

It’s likely that only the most zealous of film buffs are aware of the Jewish sides to Mankiewicz’s story. Here’s some of that history.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
05/12/2020

Somayeh Noor's latest book, "Success Vitamins" receives an overwhelming response

Prominent writers and authors have made their mark in the world for several reasons. While some write gripping novels, others write to empower or educate those around them.

01/11/2020

Why are Israelis still afraid?

Mark Lavie’s account of his career as a journalist in Israel

By ILAN CHAIM
30/09/2020

The reality of tradition: James L. Kugel talks about his ‘great shift’

Kugel wrote The Great Shift, written for non-scholars about the changing perceptions of God, the human self, and related topics from the early to late biblical writings.

By ILAN CHAIM
16/07/2020
ARDITI COMPETITION winners with Metin Arditi (left) and Tel Aviv University vice president Prof. Raa

Metin Arditi talks about his writing contest and Israel

“The only way to get to the bottom of things is through writing – the words, les mots, la parole (speech). Otherwise, you are always in an artificial situation.

19/12/2019
Poet Shani Pocker

Rhymin’ with the Tel Aviv Hebrew Poetry Festival

Iconic Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin’s poetry will be celebrated December 23 at 10 p.m. at the bar of the Third Ear, located at King George Street 48.

By HELEN KAYE
13/12/2019
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