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Gloria Tessler is a journalist, author, playwright and poet. She is the biographer of Lady Amelie Jakobovits, and her two plays, The Windmill and Unveiling Hagar, both on Jewish themes, have been performed on the London fringe. She is presently obituaries editor at the Jewish Chronicle and art correspondent at AJR Journal. 
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Gloria Tessler shows how Shakespeare turned antisemitism on its head. I have often thought the Bard was the most enlightened philosemite of them all. And the reason? His controversial play, The Merchant of Venice. Many Jews applaud Michael Morpurgo’s decision not to include The Merchant in his forthcoming children’s book, Tales from Shakespeare, but I […]

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Flirting and philosophising – the survivors I remember

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Gloria Tessler remembers the survivors in the North London of her youth.

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Revisiting Israel: From Bauhaus Tel Aviv to Trump’s Jerusalem

From Bauhaus Tel Aviv to Trump’s Jerusalem – Gloria Tessler wonders how far the character of the Jewish State has changed.

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The Lemon Tree and the Garden of Friendship

Gloria Tessler recalls how a small act of reconciliation and friendship could reinforce a soft peace

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