Was Shylock A Jew?

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By Biblicism Institute



The character Shylock, from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, has been critiqued to no end by Jewish watchdogs, because of the negative light under which it was supposedly sketched by its author.

Suggestions as to whether or not Shakespeare was an anti-semite have even surfaced. Unfortunately, as it is many times the case, when the cry-wolf accusation of anti-semitism is being raised, one must look deeper.

And this time one must dig real, real deep.

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