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Arts & Culture

In his paintings of Jacob and his twelve sons, the 17th-century Spanish master humanizes his subjects, rendering them approachable and individual rather than remote and ethereal.

March 14 2018 12:01AM

We were the descendants of Isaac. The Arabs, descendants of Ishmael, were therefore not only our neighbors but also our family members, our cousins.

March 8 2018 12:01AM

In the hit showQueen Elizabeth II puts the British prime minister in check for his secret plan to attack Egypt. In real life, he was checkmated by David Ben-Gurion.

March 1 2018 12:01AM

My encounters with the life and legacy of Velvl Greene.

Feb. 28 2018 12:01AM

The Tree of Life.

Feb. 22 2018 12:01AM

A strange new case of linguistic evolution.

Feb. 21 2018 12:01AM

The divine situation comedy.

Alexi Sargeant
Feb. 19 2018 12:01AM

How a philosopher who had never before engaged in hard physical work moved to Palestine, became an ascetic day laborer, and inspired a movement.

Feb. 15 2018 12:30AM

Why is the writing of this great modern Hebrew novelist so dark and anguished, and why does so much of it take such a ferociously negative view of Jews?

Feb. 14 2018 12:01AM

And what to do with great artists who used their pens for evil purposes.

Frederic Raphael
Feb. 8 2018 12:01AM

Bab el-Wad.

Vivian Eden
Feb. 2 2018 12:01AM

Dara Horn’s Eternal Life.

B.D. McClay
Jan. 31 2018 12:01AM