Jewish characters and themes appear throughout the works of the renowned Danish storyteller.
Why the work of Ben Halpern resonates today.
They included rabbis and sages.
Shabbetai Tsvi and the last global Jewish movement until modern Zionism.
A plaque in Hebrew and Greek, ending with the word shalom.
Zishe Breitbart, the “second Samson.”
“Our father Jacob never dies.”
In defense of the ancient writer remembered by many as a turncoat.
Nicanor, commander of the elephant cavalry.
Meeting Maimonides and fulfilling a dream.
Sweeping the ugly parts off screen.
“A diamond created by the vice-like pressure of persecution.”
“Thanks to Putin, there are now Ukrainian Jews,” not just Jews who happen to live in Ukraine.
How the Dutch painter’s legacy, and that of modern art in general, became intertwined with the fate of European Jewry.