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17/02/2022 - 14:37
Each chapter surveys its subject’s life and work, including generous quotations in Halkin’s own translation. But Halkin has created...
12/02/2022 - 14:24
One school of thought firmly denies the possibility of change. It argues that the world is a jungle, that the strong prey upon the weak and...
06/02/2022 - 13:28
Nor are crime and punishment in Hebrew something exceptional. Indeed, they are all too familiar as Israel grapples with its local mafia...
31/01/2022 - 13:54
The bouncing orange specks could be popcorn dancing on a hot plate. But there's something odd about how they move. Individual kernels spin...
23/01/2022 - 13:06
This is the latest in a series of high-profile restitutions of Jewish-owned artworks stolen by the Nazis. Thanks to films such as The...
17/01/2022 - 13:31
With the ascent of the Ayatollah Khomeini’s brand of Islam, Foucault gushed, a new “spiritual politics” was being born. Fans of democratic...
11/01/2022 - 12:25
“Don’t meet anyone’s eye,” I’d been warned before I left England. “If they ask for your wallet, give it.” By “they,” the people concerned...
30/12/2021 - 20:26
Though the attack was directed from Tel Aviv, the New York Times reported after a year-long investigation, the actual shots that hit...
21/12/2021 - 13:53
“F**k him,” former President Donald Trump said about former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In an interview featured in the book...
12/12/2021 - 12:59
In 2021, with one year of the battle against the coronavirus behind us, several books came out related to the pandemic. One of those books...
07/12/2021 - 13:07
Which sentiment comes closer to the truth: the proverbial curse, “May you live in interesting times!” or Wordsworth’s enthusiasm that “to...
29/11/2021 - 20:51
In the late 1960s, Nasa faced a decision that could have shaped the fate of our species. Following the Apollo 11 Moon landings, the three...

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