Jewish Literature & Writing
Jewish American literature has chronicled and paralleled the Jewish American experience. It 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.Read more
A long (fictional) trail of tears.
In addition to being an award-winning novelist, Chaim Potok was also a philosopher and a rabbi.
Ozick's version of Jewish literature is more than Yiddish words and slapstick.
The poet best known for the verse inscribed on the Statue of Liberty pedestal.
From monsters under the bed to the horrors of the Holocaust, the artist and author knows his way around a child's brain.
American Jewish Literature
Suddenly being Jewish seemed as natural as breathing, sleeping, and sex.
Yiddish-speaking Jews put faith in the language of their new country.
Is there something uniquely Jewish about the poetry of Jewish Americans?
Vibrancy and diversity mark the new crop of novelists and story writers.
How American Jews created the comic book industry.
The writings of Ashkenazic Jewry spans several languages and centuries.
Yiddish writers emigrated from Europe, and though Yiddish writing all but ceased after the Holocaust, it is seeing a small rebirth today.
And his contributions to Yiddish literature.
Sholem Aleichem was one of the most beloved writers of Yiddish literature in the late 19th and early 20th century.
The life and work of Yiddish literature's Nobel laureate.
Hebrew literature in translation.
Nationalistic poetry was a powerful, early Israeli genre.
In the second half of the 20th century, Israeli writers became a voice of critique and protest.
Amichai was among the first Israeli writers to compose poems in colloquial Modern Hebrew.
Rahel's poetry expounded on the beauty of the land of Israel--but it was a tragedy in space that gave one of her poems renewed attention.