Iossif Ventouras, heir to Athens and Jerusalem.
Prejudice “elevated to an idiotic principle.”
Moyshe Kulbak’s Childe Harold.
An interview with a Yiddish singer seeking to bridge old and new worlds.
“In just thinking of Him my spirit rejoices.”
But a new biography argues that the poet wasn’t very Jewish or even very anti-Soviet.
Sigmund Freud over the Holy One of Israel.
The German-Jewish poet embraced “the Great Aristophanes of Heaven.”
“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus and “The Silver Platter” by Natan Alterman distill, reinforce, and hallow what makes each nation distinctive.
Countering ignorance and denial in India.
Kadya Molodowsky’s “humor, irony, and deeply rooted sense of Jewishness.”