Portrait of the American biochemist and writer Isaac Asimov in the 1970s. (Photo/JTA-Mondadori via Getty Images)

The complicated Jewishness of ‘Foundation’ author Isaac Asimov

This Friday, following a pandemic delay, Apple TV+ will debut “Foundation,” the first-ever screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s bestselling, award-winning science-fiction book series. First announced in 2018 and produced in association with Skydance Television, the TV show is one of the Apple streaming service’s most expensive and ambitious productions to date. The series, which follows…
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