The Finkler Question

Far more than an exercise in oy-veying and kvetching, the Jewish joke is a vital strategy for survival in a bleak and hostile world

A relentlessly hostile critic of Israel, Oxfam are destroying the second-hand book trade in the UK

Howard Jacobson could only have produced his attack on anti-Zionism in The Finkler Question as a book. I don’t mean that as a novelist he was highly unlikely to write it as anything else, but that the book trade provides the last, best refuge for original and uncomfortable debates in Britain.

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson