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‘Terezin,’ a Play by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Jewish Great-Grandson, Now Showing Off-Broadway

Nicholas Tolkien, 27, keeps kosher, studies Jewish texts, and observes the Sabbath

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Can Jewish Fairy Tales Have Happy Endings?

Emily Barton’s ‘richly imagined’ new novel ‘The Book of Esther’ projects fantasies of Jewish power onto a Tolkien-like land

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Prawer Plan Halted; Animated Anne Frank Film

Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news

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Yiddish-Speaking Wizards and Dragons Invade the Shire in ‘Der Hobit’

J.R.R. Tolkien’s foremost and only Yiddish-language translator is part of a new wave of nonscholar enthusiasts

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Sundown: Israeli Blogger Interrogated

Plus king of the condoms, Van Halen on MacDougal Street, and more

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