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Beyond My Sight

Emuna Elon
Liraz, a very Orthodox young woman, is devoted to two men: Aviv, the man she loves, and Naor, her twin brother. Born and raised in a secular family, she is not afraid to act unconventionally or to question common beliefs, and is in constant search of the secret key to love and spiritual fulfillment. In her youth, Liraz stands at a junction between two ways of life, two ways of realizing her potential. From here on, Emuna Elon juxtaposes two parallel worlds, and in each one Liraz lives a different life.
In the first, she becomes very religious. She marries Aviv, who is also Orthodox, becomes a mother, and together with her husband and brother, she establishes a revolutionary Hassidic seminary in the Galilee. But while the two men work to create a new Judaism in the spirit of the Talmudic period, sweeping youngsters from all over the country along with them, Liraz slowly gives up her intellectual aspirations.
In the other world, she meets Aviv during a trip to India but their love does not lead anywhere. She returns to Israel alone and remains single, devoting her life to study and writing. Eventually, she becomes an admired lecturer and influences many women. In the first story, Liraz is Eve, the mother of human life, created from Adam’s rib. In the second she is Lilith, Adam’s first partner, according to Jewish legend, who rejected him in favor of her independence. Emuna Elon makes these two ways of life into a compelling and contemporary story, constantly returning to Jewish sources and touching upon issues that challenge both women and men.

Elon is a skilled storyteller. She moves freely between periods, builds up suspense and develops relationships that reflect and illuminate each other.

Here is a book that really jolts you… The plot contains deep historical reflections, an ancient and powerful story bubbling away in the background.
IDF Radio

Profound writing, sweeping… a book worthy of the reputation Elon has acquired. Authentic, audacious and touching.

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Title Beyond My Sight
Author’s Last Name Elon
Author's First Name Emuna
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2012
No. Pages 270 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Be-Mufla Mi-Meni
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.
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,
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