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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 Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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".

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.
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.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!