A Post-Modern Take on an Ancient Jewish Play

June 21 2016

Centuries before Cecil B. DeMille, a Greek-speaking Jew named Ezekiel living in the Egyptian city of Alexandria adapted the story of Moses’ childhood, the Exodus from Egypt, and the Golden Calf into a contemporary medium. Now Ezekiel’s dramatic poem, known as The Exagoge, has itself been adapted in a 21st-century format by the playwright Aaron Henne, and debuted this past weekend in Los Angeles. John Rosove writes:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Egypt, Exodus, Jewish history, Theater

When Jews, and Jewish Institutions, Give Cover to Anti-Semites

June 22 2021

During the recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, a few left-wing members of Congress not only condemned the Jewish state, but repeated libelous claims about “attacks” on al-Aqsa mosque. Worse still, their rhetoric seemed to imply, in classic anti-Semitic fashion, that Israel is not just a particularly problematic country, but one somehow at the root of all the world’s other problems. Seth Mandel writes:

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More about: ADL, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Chuck Schumer, Congress