About Shoshana Olidort

Shoshana Olidort is a freelance writer spending the year in Jerusalem. Her work has appeared in Ha'aretz, Forward, Pleiades and American Book Review, among other publications.

A Religion of Loneliness

By April 27, 2009

“My roots are cut off like stumps, and sometimes I feel the pain inside the wounds.” These are the words of Laish, the child-narrator of the novel by the same name, written by Aharon Appelfeld and newly translated by Aloma … Read More

Escaping Things Past

By January 16, 2009

Friendly Fire, A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent work, opens with a middle-aged couple bidding each other farewell in an airport, as the wife prepares to take off for a weeklong trip abroad, her first such trip alone. It’s an appropriate image … Read More