“The Merchant of Venice” was a propagandistic obsession for the Third Reich.
Charges of anti-Semitism have not stopped our greatest actors from playing the role of Shylock. Scholar Miriam Gilbert explains why.
Howard Jacobson’s new novel “Shylock Is My Name” updates “The Merchant of Venice” to the contemporary suburbs of Manchester. The book raises a slew of thought-provoking questions: Among them:
Twice widowed, Licoricia of Winchester would become the wealthiest Jewish woman of her time. Her sharp business acumen and financial success made her a frequent guest at King Henry’s court. It also led to her murder.
The Greek Jewish community protested after one of Greece’s main newspapers published a caricature of former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as a “Jewish moneylender.”
Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that he made a “poor choice of words” in using the term “Shylock” to describe unscrupulous lenders.
Piety doesn’t always equal truth. If the accusations against Woody Allen are false, he is as much a victim as anyone, Joshua Furst writes. And we are the victimizers.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Daniel Levy is doing what he does best: Getting the most cash for a prized player. The Twittersphere has a few nastier terms for the British soccer guru.
A recent crossword puzzle shocked many by using the age-old anti-Semitic ‘Shylock’ slur as a hint. A crossword puzzle master breaks down the controversial answer.
A major newspaper company has apologized for using Shylock as a clue in a nationally syndicated crossword puzzle for the answer “Jew” after the Anti-Defamation League said it was insensitive.