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Weekly Roundup - 6/19/23

This week: Senior reporter Alex Kane explores the significance of settlers returning to Homesh, a previously disbanded settlement in the West Bank. And culture editor Claire Schwartz introduces “a SONNET,” a poem by Jos Charles.

For the newsletter, we rounded up all of the letters to the editor Jewish Currents has published in the last three months. You can access them here.

From the archive, we’re sending you our coverage of two productions that won big at the Tony Awards last week, Leopoldstadt and The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.

Settlers’ Triumphant Return to Homesh
By granting Israeli citizens legal access to a disbanded settlement in the West Bank, the government has fulfilled one of the settler movement’s central demands.
Alex Kane
“Without you, imagine, otherwise the paltry sum of speech I’d be.”
Jos Charles

From the Archive

Jewish Currents articles to revisit this week

Who Is Tom Stoppard’s “Jewish Play” For?

Jewish Currents discusses Leopoldstadt’s tired revelations with critics Alisa Solomon and Gabrielle Hoyt.

Attention Must Be Paid

Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt expects us to shed fresh tears at a worn out conclusion.

Alisa Solomon
Who’s Afraid of Absurdity?

A revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s last play, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, captures its author’s wry rejection of political nihilism.

Alisa Solomon