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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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A Secret Jew in Jordan

In the Peace Corps, I hid my Jewish identity. But that didn’t prevent me from experiencing anti-Semitism.

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Sundown: Russian Obfuscation on Wallenberg?

Plus Brooklyn D.A. Hynes is a great goy, and more

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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