Study Jewish Culture
One of the most beloved writers of Yiddish literature, his work inspired the hit musical "Fiddler on the Roof."
You don't have to know Hebrew to enjoy some of Israel's best books.
At mid 20th century, Jewish writers connected with American readers by writing about alienation.
How much do you know about Jewish literature?
The People of the Book have created a sizable corpus of secular prose and poetry.
How American Jews created the comic book industry.
Vibrancy and diversity mark the new crop of novelists and story writers.
Yiddish writers emigrated from Europe, and though Yiddish writing all but ceased after the Holocaust, it is seeing a small rebirth today.
A profile of the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000)
Literature in Judeo-Spanish, the language of Sephardic Jews
Because many Jewish writers wrote in German, Russian, French, and other European languages, what we call "European Jewish literature" overlaps with European literature as a whole.
Modern Hebrew literature got an ideological start in Germany, then found artistic maturity in the East.
A writer who bridged both Old World and New, but fit into neither.
American Jewish writing depicts the struggles of immigrant life, the stable yet alienated middle-class existence that followed, and finally the unique challenges of cultural acceptance: assimilation and the reawakening of tradition.
In the second half of the 20th century, Israeli writers became a voice of critique and protest.