To the great Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon, balance is all—and imbalance, as in the novel Only Yesterday, a devastating calamity.
The question has plagued artists ever since the Holocaust. At least one contemporary artist manages to pass the test.
It sounds less mercenary—which is probably also why real coins eventually gave way to chocolate ones.
In the late 1960s, appointments in Jewish studies were springing up in tandem with the “adversarial culture.” But we intended to strengthen the universities, not to trash them.