Photo Credit: Julia Aronson

Batnadiv HaKarmi Weinberg

b. 1980

Current City, State, Country

Kattamonim, Jerusalem, Israel

Birth City, State, Country

Stanford, California, USA


Batnadiv HaKarmi is an American-born painter and writer who spent her formative years in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her works straddles the line between representation and abstraction, and explores the polarities of the mythic and the domestic, looking at the tensions and the cross fertilization between them.

She studied art at the Jerusalem Studio School, the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Italy, and the New York Studio School, and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bar Ilan University. Batnadiv has had two solo exhibitions at the Art Shelter Gallery in Jerusalem, and has taken part in numerous group shows and art events in Israel and abroad, including the Biblelands Museum, Jerusalem and the Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod. She has been a fellow at A Studio of Her Own since 2015.

Her work has appeared in the Ilanot Review, Rogue Agent, Belmont Story Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the Andrea Moriah Poetry Prize, and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Flash Fiction. Her chapbook, The Love of Mortal Beings was a runner up for Harbor Review’s Jewish Women’s poetry prize, and is upcoming from Kelsey Books.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

Much of my poetry deals with my grandparents’ lives, and how the Holocaust continues to reverberate in our family. Jewish sources and mythology also provide my bedrock of allusions and imagery.

Published Works

The Love of Mortal Beings, (Kelsey Books, forthcoming; 2023)

Creative Nonfiction
For You Are With Me: The Life of Pinchas Rosenbaum (Gefen, forthcoming; 2023)



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Links to Sample Works

Video Reading


Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Bar Ilan University

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