Cynthia Ozick’s New Novel Explores the Jewish Opposition to Idolatry Through (Very) Non-Jewish Eyes

April 7 2021

Cynthia Ozick, one of those rare figures who has talent both as a literary critic and a creator of literary fiction, has recently published her 24th book, Antiquities, at the age of ninety-two. Set in the Temple Academy, a tony Westchester boarding school that has been transformed into a retirement home for its aging trustees, the novel has as its narrator one of those alumni/trustees—the pedigreed and WASPy Lloyd Petrie. To Dara Horn, the book shows Ozick “at the height of her powers.”

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More about: American Jewish literature, Anti-Semitism, Cynthia Ozick, Idolatry

Hamas and Hizballah Won’t Give Up Their Radical Goals for Economic Benefits

June 18 2021

In his first interview after leaving office, the former head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, admitted that he had erred in believing that Israel could come to some sort of accord with Hamas. In his own words:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Hizballah, Iran, Mossad