Student & Alumni Publications

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International Journal sponsored by the program: 

The Ilanot Review

The online journal of International and Israeli writing in English
The Review Review writes:
"Online Mag Delivers Great New Writing From Israel"
Read more here.



Books by Our Students and Alumni:  

  Ruth Abraham

When Words Have Lost Their Meaning  

(Praeger, 2004)

How art can provide people with Alzheimer's disease a way to express their thoughts and emotions, when they can no longer communicate well verbally.


  Yakov Azriel

Threads From a Coat of Many Colors: Poems on Genesis

(Time Being Books, 2005)

"One poem is more stunning than the next…. Read this book with your heart.  You won't go wrong because it was written with the heart."  — MIDSTREAM

In the Shadow of a Burning Bush: Poems on Exodus

(Time Being Books, 2008)
Yakov Azriel revisits the words and the gaps in Biblical narrative… The result is a voice at times prophetic, sometimes conversational, other times almost liturgical." — Jay Michaelson, Editor of ZEEK

Beads for the Messiah's Bride: Poems on Leviticus 

(Time Being Books, 2009)

"The beautiful sonnets and free verse of Beads are a wonderful starting point for Torah study, repentance, and true worship."  — Jewish Book World

Swimming in Moses' Well: Poems on Numbers

(Time Being Books, 2011)
"Enjoy and learn from these four books. They will enable you to respond to the Torah as you never have before." — R. Jack Riemer, The Jewish Journal of South Florida

 Julie Baretz

The Bible on Location: Off the Beaten Path in Ancient and Modern Israel

(The Jewish Publication Society, 2015)

In this innovative guidebook Julie Baretz takes readers to twenty-one off-the-beaten-path locations in Israel where Bible stories are said to have happened. At each site she sets the scene by relating the historical context of the event, then follows with the biblical text itself and her own lively commentary.

  Judy Brown (Eishes Chayil)


(Walker/Bloomsbury, 2010)

A frank look inside the hushed-up world of a Brooklyn Hasidic community.  "This is powerful stuff" (Booklist).  A "Best Book of the Year "(Kirkus Reviews).

  Amanda (Cohen) Benjamin

Hatinok Hazeh

(Sifrei Aliyat Gag/Yediot Ahronot, 2010)

Sophy's wish comes true when her baby brother crawls out of the door and hopefully right out of her life forever!  "Gutsy, wise and simply enchanting" (La'Isha).

Joanna Chen

Translated by Joanna Chen
(Shearsman Books, May 2016)
From the publisher's website: "Devoted in its irreverence and gently ferocious in its devotions, Less Like a Dove presents, in Joanna Chen's attentive and attuned translation, a robust selection of the work that has brought Agi Mishol to the forefront of contemporary Israeli poetry." —Peter Cole

  Vanessa Fogel

Sag es Mir: Roman

(Weissbooks, 2010)

A coming of age novel told in the intimate and feminine tone of Fela, a 21 year-old student who flies from New York to her Holocaust survivor grandfather who lives in Berlin.

Hertzmann's Coffee: Roman

(Weissbooks, 2014)

A novel about the complex ties that bind a family together. Set against the backdrop of today’s economic and social climate, the novel tells a unique story of love and hate that follows three main characters  worlds and fates are intertwined in every possible way.

  Gila Green

King of the Class

(Now or Never, 2013)

King of the Class is a futuristic satire on the toxic brew of religion and politics in modern Israel, parental gold digging and technological dependence.

  Sophie Judah

Dropped from Heaven: Stories

(Random House, 2007)

A marvelous collection of richly told, deeply moving stories about everyday life of a community of Indian Jews as its ancient culture confronts the modern world.

  Simone Korkus

De belofte en het land

(Meulenhoff, 2009)

Compassionate descriptions of the lives of Israelis and Palestinians on both sides of the separation fence.  Shortlisted for the M.J. Brusseprijs prize for Dutch journalism.

Alte Sachen

(Boekscout, 2013)

Every person has a secret he cannot share with anybody. These extraordinary stories take readers into a surrealistic world of loners, victims of their own secrecy. 

  Jane Medved

Olam, Shana, Nefesh

(Finishing Line Press, 2014)

“Medved’s shattering poems emanate from the quotidian, yet it is a quotidian that recognizes that the sacred exists most vitally in the everyday.”  Sarah Wetzel

  Anthony Michael Morena

The Voyager Record

(Rose Metal Press, 2016)

A series of hybrid prose fragments that fantasize about the sounds, greetings, images and music sent into space on the Voyager spacecrafts in 1977.

  Tzippi Sha-ked

Three Ladies, Three Lattes

(Renana Press, 2013)

A percolating ride through the complicated permutations of living in Israel and a roadmap to understanding ‘the other.’  With Pam Peled and Danit Shemesh.



  Yael Unterman


Nehama Leibowitz: Teacher and Bible Scholar

(Urim Publications, 2009)

An analytical biography of Professor Nehama Leibowitz, a key Jewish figure of the twentieth century. A finalist in the 2009 National Jewish Book Awards.

The Hidden of Things: Twelve Stories of Love and Longing

(Yotzeret Publishing, 2013)

Twelve interlinked short stories about young Jewish singles in Jerusalem, London & New York, struggling to find love, identity & God.

  Janice Weizman

The Wayward Moon

(Yotzeret Publishing, 2012)

A young woman's journey through the Middle East in the 9th century. What begins as a flight from her enemies turns into a harrowing yet wondrous odessey of self discovery. 

  Shantam Zohar

Mideast Tango: A Story of War and Awakening

(Peace Press, 2010)

A gripping tale of friendship, love, loyalty and loss, set against the backdrop of the first Palestinian uprising.