Hint: It starts with an ‘I’ and ends with an ‘n,’ and it’s ‘Iran.’
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The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
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David Grossman, Amos Oz, and A.B. Yehoshua have won international acclaim for being the intellectual leaders of Israel’s peace camp. It’s undeserved.
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Rivka Miriam reads her poetry
Israel: personal and political
Israeli novelist accepts his lot
And McCain blames Obama
The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.
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