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Recipes for a Yiddish Picnic In the Park, Inspired By The Bard

A new book of cocktail recipes (and more) offers an inspiring way to toast Jacob Adler, the star of Yiddish theater

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Actor Who Made Dickens’s Fagin Famous Dies

Saying ‘Cheerio, Not Goodbye,’ to Ron Moody

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The Merchant of Vegas, Onstage in London

Shakespeare’s prickly classic gets a timely update in new production

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The 13 Worst Jewish Fathers in Literature, From Abraham to Mr. Portnoy

They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.

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Abe Foxman Responds to Shylock Interview

The ADL director says our interview with Shakespeare expert missed the point

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Shakespeare Expert Puzzled By Shylock Crossword Flap

Talking about ‘Merchant of Venice’ and the ADL with Barry Edelstein

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Shylock Returns

Stephen Marche on hypocritical criticism of an Israeli theater group

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Telling Tales

A pound of flesh, a lion with a thorn in his paw, an all-powerful book—a new collection of Jewish folktales from Arab lands sheds light on the universality of the genre

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Politics and Poetry

Trying to make sense of Shakespeare’s politics, a complicated web of ideas and contradictions that attracted and repelled some of modern history’s most notorious leaders

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Daybreak: Rotem Bill Delayed, Not Defeated

Plus Kagan passes, Shylock schemes, and more in the news

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Art Thou Contented, Jew?

The British novelist on England, the Jews, and anti-Semitism today

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Austin Plane Crasher Mentions ‘Pound of Flesh’

Suicide note may indicate pilot’s anti-Semitism

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A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam

Protest usury in London

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Tevye on the West End

Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch

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Operation Shylock

F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains

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