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Book: 3 Novellas - Home / Leaving for Jerusalem / The Nobel Prize by Mois Benarroch

Book: 3 Novellas - Home / Leaving for Jerusalem / The Nobel Prize by Mois Benarroch

categories: Book, Science Fiction, Israel Politics, Jerusalem Prose, Jerusalem Novel, Kabala Jews, Israel Terrorism, Zionism Jerusalem, Modiin Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, Jewish SciFi, Israel Literature, Jewish Fiction

Mois Benarroch

Author Mois Benarrochabout this book: The oldest here was written 30 years ago, the newest 5 years ago. They are all three focused on the city of Jerusalem from every point of view.

In These 3 Novellas Benarroch takes us to the streets of Jerusalem, a Jerusalem both old and young, both ancient and modern, mystic and lost in history while returning to the history of the world. Kabalistic plots join extraterrestrials and crazy theories and religions are spread all over an apocalyptic view of a city escaping and confronting its existence.


In this novella Benarroch takes out to the subconscious history of the Conversos, Jews forced to convert by the inquisition in the 16th century. Can history become a psychological determinating factor in people's life? Can it be stronger than the individual search? A famous Portuguese writer has his first ever translated book into Hebrew, by a small publisher in Tel Aviv. Form then he starts to dig his Jewish roots and tries to understand why his son is Jewish. This is a deep entry into the Jewish and historical psyche of people in our 21st century world.


Jewish science fiction? Kabalistic prose? a search for a misterious book in an apocaliptic Jerusalem where different sects claim opposite views of reality. Benarroch leads us into a labyrinth of politics and religious views where everything is at the same time possible and impossible. Is it the future? the past? the present? Read it and discover it for yourself.

This is a 10,000 words novella first published in Hebrew in 1997 and translated by award winning poet Rochelle Mass.


• The Nobel Prize
A group of Hispanic writers in the city of Irxal. Years later a somewhat successful and rather controversial writer from the group discovers that one of them is in a mental institution, his illness is peculiar and unknown to his psychiatrists: he becomes one of the characters of his books every new day. The writer becomes obsessive about his transformations and goes to visit him almost every day, until the day he is awarded The Nobel Prize.

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