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The Israeli Novel That’s Hard to Believe Was Ever Taught in Schools

It’s Hard to Believe This Novel Was Ever Taught in Israeli Schools

By On December 18, 2014

The conscientious literature of conflict is a modernist genre: novels like All Quiet on the Western Front privilege the individual’s psychic experience of war over the distant, glorious narrative of a nation’s… Read More


Kosher Pajamas and Cosmetic Surgery in Ritzy Tel Aviv

By On November 7, 2013

What do cosmetic shoulder blade surgery, flak jackets made of spider silk, high-end shopping sprees as a stage of grief, and The Twilight Zone‘s Rod Serling have in common? Nothing, perhaps, but their convergence in Textile,… Read More


Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

By On April 9, 2013

An armed man forces his way into the house of a man named Etgar Keret. He orders Keret, “Tell me a story.” But before Keret can rattle something off, there’s a knock at… Read More