Benjamin Ivry


Israel Zamir, a Man Who Was Far More Than Isaac Bashevis Singer's Son

By Benjamin Ivry

Israel Zamir, a Man Who Was Far More Than Isaac Bashevis Singer's Son
Israel Zamir, who has died at age 85, was a noted journalist, author and translator. He was also the son of I.B. Singer. Benjamin Ivry recalls his life and career.Read More


200 Years Later, Remembering Anti-Semitism of Marquis de Sade

By Benjamin Ivry

200 Years Later, Remembering Anti-Semitism of Marquis de Sade
On the 200th anniversary of the Marquis de Sade’s death, his anti-Semitism is clearer than ever. Benjamin Ivry explains how the writer still kept a loyal Jewish audience.Read More


Jew on a Hot Tin Roof

By Benjamin Ivry

Jew on a Hot Tin Roof
There’s more Yiddishkeit to Tennessee Williams than one might think of the famous playwright. Here’s Benjamin Ivry on Williams’ encounter with Jewishness and anti-Semitism.Read More


Alexander Grothendieck, Brilliant Jewish Mathematician, Dies at 86

By Benjamin Ivry

Alexander Grothendieck, Brilliant Jewish Mathematician, Dies at 86
Alexander Grothendieck, whose father was murdered at Auschwitz, went on to create the field of algebraic geometry. He was also a mysterious recluse.Read More


Doc Paskowitz, Jewish Surfer Dude for Ages, Dies at 93

By Benjamin Ivry

Doc Paskowitz, Jewish Surfer Dude for Ages, Dies at 93
Doc Paskowitz somehow melded all-American surfing culture with Yiddishkeit. Benjamin Ivry looks back at the man who signed off every chat with ‘Shalom Aloha.’Read More



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