Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Dmitri Shostakovich.
A comedian who embodied a Jewish stereotype from which the sting of prejudice had been leached.
The Rachel Corrie revival.
Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s faith in a Zionist-led Hebrew renaissance never faltered; nor did his labors on its behalf. Yet he also became, so he felt, Zionism’s prisoner.
Poems take up nearly one fifth of many al-Qaeda magazines.
Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik was called upon by his contemporaries to play the role of a prophet. By consenting, he believed he had betrayed both his talent and his true calling.
In December 1903, Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik burst to fame and notoriety in a storm of rage at Jewish passivity; by 1910, his poetic career had stalled.
A moral virtuoso.
The tools of religion can help; but, like the tools of science, they can also harm.
The nutty professor’s inner Gentile.
From Islamic manuscripts to Quaker bonnets to Torah scrolls.