Abe Foxman Responds to Shylock Interview

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

Shakespeare Expert Puzzled By Shylock Crossword Flap

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

Shylock Returns

Stephen Marche on hypocritical criticism of an Israeli theater group

The Cryptogram

David Mamet’s The Secret Knowledge, an assault on liberal values and politics, should be viewed not as a polemic but as a yet-to-be-written play about his usual subjects: scams and hustlers

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

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

Sundown: Palestinian NGOs Seek Self-Examination

Plus the new senator on Israel, Haiti’s president, and more

Staged Rebellion

Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation

Operation Shylock

F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains

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