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Why ‘Daniel Deronda’ is a Radical Failure

Sadly, the great George Eliot’s final novel leaves a lot to be desired

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The Healing Power of Jew-Love

Gertrude Himmelfarb argues that the philosemitism of writers like George Eliot can be a cure for anti-Semitism

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A Case for Genetic Jewishness

In the book Legacy, geneticist Harry Ostrer argues that Jewishness is biological, not just cultural

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Daniel and the Lions’ Den

Gertrude Himmelfarb charts Victorian novelist George Eliot’s road to philo-Semitism

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Summer Reading 2008

What we’re reading—and rereading—this season

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Deronda in ’04

When it comes to Daniel Deronda, Henry James got some things right

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