Halle attack one year on: ‘We mourn, but as we mourn, we need to create’

MATI SHEMOELOF talks to Rabbi Jeremy Borovitz, a victim of the synagogue shooting, about the Sukkot Resilience Festival he organised to overcome the trauma of the attack.

The non-German German

 Thoughts on Hebrew, European, and Middle Eastern cultural spaces, following a journey through German literary landmarks. First published on Tel Aviv Review of Books. For the German version | Hebrew version

How Germany turned national obedience into a victory over corona

I AM STANDING in a line outside my local supermarket. Everybody is wearing a mask, even the homeless people nearby. We are keeping the social distance of 1.5 meters. A supermarket worker cleans the trolleys before passing them over. There is a limit on how many customers can be in the supermarket at one time and we wait patiently until we are allowed in.

הגירה והתלישות: ישראלים בברלין והפוליטיקה של מדינת המוצא

מה קורה לסופרים מזרח-תיכוניים ולכתיבה הלא-אירופית, בכתיבה מחדש של הפיוס עם החברה הגרמנית פוסט השואה, ובתוך כך, מהן נקודות ההזדהות שלהם עם הערביות והאירופיות