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while the religious kibbuts movement publishes
It should also be noted that many individual kibbutsim
publish their own newsletters.
Literary and Cultural Periodicals
The Israeli cultural scene is especially varied and active.
The renaissance of Hebrew literature, the revival of Hebrew
music and the arts, even the creation of a Hebrew “popular”
culture, have all had their impact on the Israeli periodical
press. Reference should first be made to an English language
periodical which provides an excellent survey of most aspects
of Israeli culture—
A riel,
published by the Israeli Foreign Min-
istry’s Cultural Relations Department. Similarly, the English
language publication
Hebrew Book Review,
published by the
Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, provides an
insight into some current Israeli literature. The veteran
published by the Hebrew Authors Association, has already
been mentioned as a leading journal both of literary creativity
and of literary criticism. A number of other literary periodicals
appear, which contain both original works and criticism, e.g.,
Keshet, ‘Akhshav, Molad, Gazit, Kav, Bitan, Orot
(Hebrew and
English), and the annuals
Measef, Yerushalayim, Karmelit
Several periodicals devoted chiefly to poetry also appear,
such as
Gilyonot Shira,
while theater is the concern
of the theatrical review
Mention should also be made
of two important journals:
published by the Uni-
versity of Tel Aviv and devoted exclusively to literary criticism,
published by the Hebrew Authors Association
and devoted to the publication of documents dealing with the
history of modern Hebrew literature.
The Israeli literary scene is not, however, exclusively Hebraic.
M ifgash,
a bilingual journal in Hebrew and Arabic, publishes
both Hebrew and Arabic literature, while over two dozen Ar-
abic language periodicals appear. Even Rumanian Jewish lit-
erature has its journal,
Caiet pentru literatura si istoriografie,
published by the Menora Literary Society. However, next to Heb-
rew literature, it is Yiddish literature that is best represented
in the periodical press in Israel. The most substantial is the
Goldene Keyt,
published by the Histadrut and devoted
to literary and social problems. Other journals include
Literarishe Heftn, Unzer Shrift
(an annual published by the
Shalom Alekhem Yiddish Culture House in Haifa) and two
publications of the Organization of Yiddish Writers and Jour-
nalists in Israel:
Hefah; Yorbukh far Literatur un Kunst,
Almanakh fun d i Yidishe Shrayber in Yisroel.
With regard to other areas of Israeli culture, mention should