Books, Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Eshed, Eli. 2002. From Tarzan to Zbeng: the Story of Israeli Pop Fiction. Tel-Aviv: Hotsaʼat Bavel. [Hebrew]
Kershner, Israel, "Israel's Unexpected Spinoff from a Holocaust Trial," New York Times, September 6, 2007.
Rex Weiner, "Tarzan and the Jews: how the king of the apes became an Israeli craze," The Jewish Daily Forward, August 7, 2012.
Weingrad. Michael , "Riding Leviathan: A New Wave of Israeli Genre Fiction,"Jewish Review of Books, Winter 2014.
Primary Source and Collectors Websites (some in Hebrew only)
Children's Hebrew Periodicals: The National Library of Israel site includes a growing number of historic periodicals, some of then include comic stories by authors who were involved in the popular literature circles.
Eli Eshed's Multi-Universe: The blog of the prolific guru of Israeli popular literature. [Hebrew]
Eli Eshed's Hebrew Comics - A History.
The Israeli Cartoon Museum: The first and only museum dedicated to popular culture in Israel.
The Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy: See also the annual speculative fiction anthologies (2009+) Hayo Yehyeh.
Israeli Superheros: The International Catalogue of Superheros; the page was put together by the Israeli Society for Science Function and Fantasy and Eli Eshed.
The Little Novel / ha-Kulmos: Prof. Gabriel M. Rosenbaum's article about the long-lasting publishing house behind ha-Roman ha-Zaiir romance novels. [Hebrew/ Hungarian]
Tarzan, King of the Jungle: A 1959 Hebrew strip, digitized and uploaded by Daniel Palant.
Notalgiyah online: An online project aims at preserving Israeli heritage. Includes innumerable images, articles, voice files (including 24/7 online radio) and videos; edited by David Sela. [Hebrew]
Shragah Gafni's Official Site: A bio-bibliographic site commemorating Gafni's life and work, including scans of book covers and some full-text. [Hebrew]
Shamir Brothers - Designers that Became a Symbol: Although not exactly popular culture type of materials, this website aims to preserves the deigning legacy of this family whose work can be traced in popular Israeli culture to this day.
Jewish Popular Literature
- Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol. 29:2, Winter 2011 dedicated to comics and graphic novels.
- Steinlauf, Michael C. 2014. “Entertainment”? (on Yiddish Schund Theater in the Warsaw Ghetto).
The Jewish Baseball Museum: The museum celebrates the integration of Jews into American life through artifacts, life stories of Jewish players, and videos.