Jewish Literature

Anzia Yezierska

In America, a female sweatshop worker from a Polish shtetl could become a renowned writer and Hollywood commodity.

Art Spiegelman

Using a medium often associated with lightheartedness to portray the horrors of the Holocaust.

Cynthia Ozick

Ozick's version of Jewish literature is more than Yiddish words and slapstick.

Jewish American Literature: 1970-2000

For this crop of American writers, being Jewish is as natural as breathing, sleeping, and sex.

Early Israeli Literature

Nationalistic poetry was a powerful, early Israeli genre.

Israeli Writing: The Next 50 Years

The future of Israeli literature is as uncertain as Israel's ever-fluctuating demography.

Israeli Literature

A survey of Israeli literature, from Ottoman-era Palestine to today.

Choosing Hebrew

Jewish writers chose Hebrew, not German or Russian or even Yiddish, as the language with which to build a modern literary tradition.

Jewish Immigrant Literature

Yiddish-speaking Jews put faith in the language of their new country and left an indelible mark on American letters.