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“House on Endless Waters” is an intensely clever literary construction that never compromises readability.
“Discrimination rarely targets just one group or category.”
For Milne, a serious novelist, playwright and poet, Pooh became a Golem-like monster that would come back to haunt him.
Exclusion of women in Jewish Studies is a well-established, discriminatory phenomenon. But that’s not the only or even the gravest sin in the field.
Except when the system really fails to work as intended, power feeds the powerful.
Deborah Lipstadt, Bari Weiss, Etgar Keret and Robert Alter all won top awards.
For Diana Wichtel, facing the past felt superior to running from it.
The Talmud has a way of dealing with the spread of misinformation. But there is a more measured and reasonable approach.
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