“I used to want to separate the poet from the translator in me, but that’s no longer possible, nor is it desirable. On the contrary.”
The year Columbus found and founded our New World also marked the final end of one particular Old World, the half millennium of rich coexistence and commingling of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish peoples, traditions, and languages in the south of Spain.
Archie Rand discusses his Diaspora Paintings and what it means to make Jewish art.
A decade ago, with the 500th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage to the New World, a lively academic debate centered on whether the date should be celebrated, or, for all that the New World’s native inhabitants had suffered, remembered in mourning.
This First Proof contains an excerpt from Housebroken. Translated by Dalya Bilu.
With his new film Kippur, eminent Israeli director Amos Gitai plunges into the chaos of war, its exhausting senselessness, its rupture.
A winter-haunted sky. / Icicles like stalagmites on the ground.
Few fiction writers have captured the painful realities of the Holocaust as well as Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld. He speaks here of the power of memory, the power of the spirit, and the place of religion and homeland as he has come to know it.