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A Lizard’s Tale

It’s 8:47am on a brisk March morning earlier this year. I’m in the Houses of Parliament. I’m told it’s the first time anyone has been invited in to perform a one-person show there…
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All About Alice

On the deck of the SS Filippo Grimani bringing Alice Shalvi to Israel in October 1949, a group of Jewish refugees from Greece and the Balkans were singing Hebrew songs and dancing…
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Self-Hating Jew?

For myself, I’ve always hated the term “self-hating Jew.” A device to shut down dissent, dished out when the dissident has crossed some line marked out by other Jews, it’s also a…
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