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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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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

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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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Sundown: Palestinian NGOs Seek Self-Examination

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

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Staged Rebellion

Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation

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Operation Shylock

F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains