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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

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Chana Bloch dies at 77
Chana Bloch, a revered poet and translator from Hebrew and Yiddish, has sadly passed away earlier this month. Among her many remarkable achievements is the wonderful translation of a collection of poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch​ (W. W. Norton & Company). Chana will be greatly missed.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
Dayan on feminism and writing
Following the release of "Transitions" in English, Yael Dayan talks to Lilith Magazine about her past aspirations and present pursuits. Click here to read the full interview.
Gundar-Goshen's Op-Ed for Time
To mark the US publication of "Waking Lions" Ayelet Gundar-Goshen talks about the refugee crisis, internal walls and people behind them in the op-ed for Time. Click here to read the article.
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