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The Schmooze

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  • Dozens of Israeli artists, intellectuals, academics and former military officials are asking Prime Minister Netanyahu to freeze the country’s wave of anti-democratic legislation.

  • NPR’s “On the Media” talks to author Susan Daitch about her novel “Paper Conspiracies” and the Dreyfus Affair.

  • Stanley Kauffmann reviews “Paul Goodman Changed My Life.” (Read The Arty Semite’s review here

  • Israel once boasted a thriving pulp fiction industry.

  • André Aciman reflects on a Gypsy song of mysterious origin.

  • Christopher Hitchens questions whether whatever doesn’t kill him makes him shtarker.

  • Al Jaffee gives some snappy answers to stupid questions.

  • Shachar Pinsker asks that age old question, “What is Jewish literature?”

  • German literary magazine Lichtungen includes translations of contemporary Forverts writers in its New Jewish Literature issue.

  • Comic book artist Jerry Robinson, credited with having creating the Joker, has died at age 89.

  • The Groggers respond to the YU Beacon controversy:

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