The Literary Piety of S.Y. Agnon

April 5 2017

Reviewing a series of translations of the works of the great Hebrew novelist S.Y. Agnon, Robert Alter comments on the master’s characteristic approach toward language and religion:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Gershom Scholem, Hebrew, Hebrew literature, Israeli literature, Judaism, S. Y. Agnon

The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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More about: Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror, United Kingdom