The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

Howard Ja­cob­son ( JC, Oct 23) is right. The Mer­chant of Venice is not an an­ti­semitic play. The pith of Shake­speare’s plot is one of re­venge, and the an­tipa­thy against Jews has been used as the tool for that plot. In tak­ing the pound of flesh for the col­lat­eral for his loan, Shy­lock is plan­ning a pos­si­ble

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