For 21st-century Shylock, It's Still Not Easy Being a Jew

Author Howard Jacobson speaks to Haaretz about his satirical remake of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice,' Jewish pay-back and anti-Semitism in Shakespeare's time and now.

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Award-winning British novelist Howard Jacobson, often preoccupied in past books with modern Jewish identity, has in his latest project reimagined the person who is perhaps literature’s most famous Jew.