Almog Behar is a poet, novelist, and critic. Born in 1978, Behar now lives in Jerusalem. He has published three books of poetry: Zim’on Be’erot (Well’s Thirst, 2008), Chut Moshekh Min Ha-Lashon (A Thread Drawing from the Tongue, 2009) and Shirim Le-Asirei Batei-Ha-Sohar (Poems for the Prisoners, 2016); a collection of short stories, Ana Min Al-Yahoud (I am on one of the Jews, 2009); and one novel, Chahla ve-Hezkel (Rachel and Ezekiel, 2010) that was translated into Arabic and published in Cairo in 2016. Behar is one of the founders of the Judeo-Arabic cultural studies program at Tel-Aviv University.
Introduction: Shoshana Olidort if a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Her work has appeard in The Times Literary Supplement, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review, and The Jewish Review of Books, among other publications.
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