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Admiel Kosman

Admiel Kosman was born in 1957 in Haifa to a religious family. He studied graphic arts and pottery at Bezalel Art Academy and graduated with a PhD from the Talmud Department of Bar Ilan University, where he also taught. At present, Kosman is a professor of Religious and Jewish Studies at Potsdam University, Berlin, and the academic director of the Abraham Geiger rabbinical seminary. His poems and columns appear regularly in the Friday literary supplement of Israel’s leading newspaper, Haaretz. He has been awarded the Bernstein Prize (1990) and the Brenner Prize (1998).

Books Published in Hebrew
And Then the Act of Poetry, Massada, 1980 [Ve-Acharei Mora'ot Ma'aseh Ha-Shir]
The Prince's Raiment, Keter, 1988 [Bigdei Nasich]            
Soft Rags, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Smartutim Rakim]
What I Can, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ma Ani Yachol]  
We Reached God, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Higanu Le-Elohim]
A New Commentary, with God's Help, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Peirush Chadash Be-Siata De-Shmaya]
Forty Love Poems and Two Additional Love Poems to God, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Arba'im Shirei Ahava Ve-Shnei Shirei Ahava Nosafim Le-Elohim]
Proscribed Prayers: Seventy One New Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Sidur Alternativi: Le-Shiv'im Ve-Echad Shirim Chadashim]
You're Awesome!, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011 [Kta'im Itcha]

Man's Tractate: Rav and the Butcher and Other Stories: On Manhood, Love and Authentic Life in Aggadic and Hassidic Stories, Keter, 2002 [Masechet Gvarim: Rav Ve-Ha-Katzav Ve-Od Sipurim: Al Gavriyut, Ahava Ve-Otentiyut Be-Sipur Ha-Agada U-Va-Sipur Ha-Chasidi]
Women's Tractate: Wisdom, Love, Faithfulness, Passion, Beauty, Sex, Holiness, Keter, 2007 [Masechet Nashim: Chochma, Ahava, Ne'emanut, Tshuka, Yofi, Min, Kdusha: Kri'a Be-Sipurim Talmudiyim Ve-Rabaniyim]
Femininity in the Spiritual World of the Talmudic Story, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2008 [Nashiyut Be-Olamo Ha-Ruchani Shel Ha-Sipur Ha-Talmudi]
Tractate Peace: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Light, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2014 [Masechet Shalom: Ha-Sichsuch Ha-Israeli-Aravi Le-Or Mekorot Midrashiyim Ve-Rabaniyim]           

Books in Translation            
Approaching You in English: Selected Poems            
English: Brookline, MA., Zephyr, 2011

Men's World: Reading Masculinity in Jewish Stories in a Spiritual Context

English: Würzburg, Ergon, 2009


Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prism

English: Berlin / Boston, De Gruyter, 2012


Between Me and You: A Conversation [with Edith Lutz]

German: Berlin, AphorismA, 2014  

Admiel Kosman

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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