Edition Saturday, July 4, 2009 · The editor of the Israeli daily
newspaper Ha’aretz recently tried an unorthodox
experiment. In celebration of Hebrew Book Week, he told most of his staff
reporters to take a day off. Instead, he brought in a team of unlikely
replacements 31 of Israel’s most acclaimed authors and poets and asked them
to report the day’s news.
Host Scott Simon interviews Dov Alfon, editor of Ha’aretz, about his