The Story of the Stories, by Dan Jacobson
Some years ago the South African-English-Jewish author Dan Jacob- son wrote a novel called The Rape of Tamar. It was not, in my opinion, a successful book.
About the Author
Hillel Halkin is a columnist for the New York Sun and a veteran contributor to COMMENTARY. Portions of the present essay were delivered at Northwestern University in March as the Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization.