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עמוס מוקדי מלאכים על התקרה

עמוס מוקדי מלאכים על התקרה

עמוס מוקדי פשוט לחיות

Toward a New Jewish Paradigm

Toward a New Jewish Paradigm

Toward a New Jewish Paradigm

Toward a New Jewish Paradigm

חיי נביא עמוס מוקדי

עמוס מוקדי אחותי איליאה

חיי נביא עמוס מוקדי

עמוס מוקדי יהושע ברנדשטטר

The Tempest  by William Shakespeare,
Ktav Web Publishing, 2013

Many regard this play as the dramatist's personal and moral last will and testament. The four sections of the book complement each other. They are:

  1. Mokadi's Hebrew translation of the complete play, with special care for Shakespeare's iambic pentameter.
  2. An adaptation for three performers as presented in Kol Hamusika Festival, Kfar Blum, 2006.
  3. The DVD of that Israeli-Palestinian production – enclosed.
  4. Essays – one, by Prof. Gad Kaynar, Head of Drama in Tel Aviv University, and others, from the translator's desk.

With engravings by John Gilbert (1817-1897).

"The production of The Tempest – translated, adapted and directed by the veteran and well-tried Israeli director-and-actor Amos Mokadi – is one of the most deeply-cultural, subtle and enjoyable experiences I have had in an Israeli theatre in a long time."

Professor Gad Kaynar, Head of Drama, Tel Aviv University

Angels on the Ceiling  Ktav Web Publishing, 2012

Mokadi's latest novel – about the fortunes of an Israeli and a Palestinian who discover a common mother in Berlin – was published in its original Hebrew by Ktav Publishers, Tel Aviv, in 2012, and in 2014 in German, as an ebook by Palma Mueller-Scherf Publishing, Berlin.

"The book gives us no rest; it overturns existing truisms and engages us at deep conceptual levels; all in a language the like of which we have not known before."

Eli Eshed, literary critic and inter-cultural expert

>  Click to watch a reading

Just Live!  Carmel, 2003

The novel describes the first twenty years of Yehoshua Brandstatter – Mokadi's father – in a colony in the Galilee in Ottoman Palestine and in one of the first Kibbutzim in Jezreel Valley during the British Mandate.

"Above all, the novel depicts the great love Amos bears to the first Jewish settlers and their love for the land."

Moshe Oved, Head of the Learning Centre for the Blind,
the Hebrew Unuversity. Jerusalem

>  Click to watch a reading

Toward a New Jewish Paradigm  
Extended English edition, edited by Alex Auswax
Gefen Publishing House, Jerusalem and New York, 2001

A fascinating book, which sheds light on today's spiritual crisis within Judaism and Israeli society and its political leadership. Shocking, critical and enlightening in its political honesty, rarely found on the European scene."

Barbara Taufar, Bruno Kreisky Forum, Vienna

"A new, courageous appraisal, which intertwines Judaism with the rest of the world"

Rabbi Menachem Froman, Tekoa

The Challenge, a New Jewish Paradigm  
Moadim, 1997

"One of the first who dares dip into the seething turmoil of the meaning of Judaism, demonstrating both courage and wells of knowledge necessary for rebuilding a Jewish spiritual edifice."

Avraham Burg, Israel's Knesset Speaker

"This book seems to be pulled into the space that has been expecting it (…) it fells and clears historical thorns and bushes, thus opening a new path to the traveler who is trying to unravel our complex Jewish identity."

Ran Cohen. MP.

Life of a Prophet  a trilogy,
Carmel 1995
a novel on the life of the Biblical prophet, Amos

"The wakening of the prophetic consciousness in the youth's thirst for the word of God and his striving for knowledge."

Iza Perlis, "Davar", 1987

"This book reverberates with primeval echoes; it soars to questions of present and eternity (.,,) What has brought a youth in an extreme-left kibbutz, a drama student in London, an actor and film director to create such a book?"

Rabbi Shemuel Avidor-Hacohen in a private letter and in "Haaretz-Sefarim", 4.9.95

"The book excels in using the dramatic elements, which it creates: apocalyptic prophecies, the shadow of siege, exile and natural disasters. Above the catastrophic pressure, Amos's prophecy glitters in its crystalline morality and some of the lightening power of the Biblical original permeates like an inner tremor throughout the trilogy."

Eli Shay, "Maariv", 3.10.95

My Sister Ileah  Carmel, 1994

Short stories describing conversations of an eight-year-old girl with her seventeen-year-old departed sister.

"Amos Mokadi's writer's pen seems to have passed to him from Mordechai David Brandstatter, one of the Enlightenment popular authors, who was Mokadi's
father's uncle."

The poet Shlomo Tanai

"I have loved those stories, which connect the two worlds, life and death. They left me with many questions: Is Ileah real or only an imagination of her younger sister?"

Elah ben Zvi. Aged 11

"By means of a journey between reality and imagination, between emotions and daily chores, the book succeeds in touching gentle chords that play not only in the hearts of eight-to-ten-year-olds but ours, too, who keep asking Hagar's questions many years later – and sometimes never stop asking them."

"Haaretz-Sefarim", 19.7.95

Thirst   part one of the trilogy "Life of a Prophet",
Mifras Books, 1987, see above.

“Tremendous love to the landscape, the people, their life and language."

Amir Or, "Moznayim", 1987

>  Click to watch a reading

Yehoshua Brandstatter   A book about Amos's father's life and work, in particular about his last career, that of a painter, which he started at the age of 72.

Joint production with Cilli Brandstatter

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