The Book of Judges

In those days Harvey Kaplan judged all Israel. He also judged most corned beef sandwiches                               to be inadequate and politicians          to be…
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Autumn Movies

Perhaps the biggest philosophical issue to confront modern cinema has been the Holocaust and how properly to depict it. Few films have managed to do so more powerfully or what…
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Autumn 2015

Esther Freud, Jonathan Freedland & Maureen Lipman on forgiveness, plus new translations of Primo Levi & art by Gideon Rubin. Philippe Sands goes on a road trip with the…
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Woody and I

They say you should never meet your heroes because they’ll always disappoint. Perhaps they should add: never write a book about them either. Woody Allen has been my comic and…
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Eye On Israel

Jean Améry, a half-Jewish Holocaust survivor, philosopher and writer, became a refugee after the Nazis took over his country, Austria. In his essay ”How much of a Homeland does…
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