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Not in this House

Yosef Bar-Yosef
During one long, stormy night, a father, his son, a young woman and a very old one fight fiercely over love in an amusing, yet moving way. Emanuel Robinson, a middle-aged Don Juan known as Mano the Great, who claims to have had over a hundred women, suddenly returns from New York to try and rescue his business in Tel Aviv. At the age of 36, his son Ami is still almost a virgin, a great disappointment to Mano. Ami, an idealistic attorney, grew up in the shadow of his father`s serial infidelity and his mother`s grief; he dreams of a great and pure love and seems about to find it. The third side of this odd triangle is 30-year-old Nimi, a woman from an orthodox family who has always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. After her elderly husband, a rabbi, divorces her and takes her daughter from her, she comes to Tel Aviv and rents the basement apartment in the Robinson home where Ami is living. With him, and for the first time in her life, Nimi experiences a delicate, hesitant love. And last but not least is Hannah Levi, who says she is 92 because she doesn`t want to say she is 95 (in fact, she is 96). As a private nurse in the 1930s, she had a secret affair with Mano`s father. However, this dapper gentleman married for money and while his wife gave birth to Mano, Hannah Levi had yet another abortion. In spite of this, she is known as the Virgin Nurse.
Virginity, whether physical or emotional, real or imaginary, is a central focus in this dramatic and beautifully written novel.

A mature, independent, inventive and original writer.

Bar-Yosef`s style is unique... He knows how to blend the poetic and the realistic without any artificiality... highly charged and thought provoking.

So different and surprising, with its plethora of comic inventions and wonderful imaginary episodes. An original and powerful book. Yedioth Ahronoth

What narrative ability, what Hebrew, what depth! There are some parts that you can gift-wrap and enjoy-pure pleasure! A magical story. Get it and read it.
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Bar-Yosef-Not in this House
Title Not in this House
Author’s Last Name Bar-Yosef
Author's First Name Yosef
Language(s) Hebrew, Vietnamese
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2007
No. Pages 239 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Lo Ba-Bayit Ha-Zeh
Representation Represented by ITHL


"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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.
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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,
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