Shaul Magid, a Tablet contributing editor, is the Distinguished Fellow of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and Kogod Senior Research Fellow at The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. His latest books are Piety and Rebellion: Essays in Hasidism and The Bible The Talmud and the New Testament: Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik's Commentray to the Gospels.
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The Price of Israel’s Success

The Israeli thinker Eliezer Schweid, who turns 90 this September, looks at what happens when a socialist Zionist experiment embraces global capitalism. And he doesn’t like what he sees.

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Kahane Won

How the radical rabbi’s ideas and disciples took over Israeli politics, and why it’s dangerous

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A New History of Holy Fire

A rabbinic classic, hidden in the Warsaw Ghetto, is given new life

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Zionism, Pan-Africanism, and White Nationalism

What we learn about Israel’s ethnocentrism by looking at groups inspired by Zionism

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When the Cost of Orthodoxy Is Too High

Four scholars ask: Are the high birth rates and high tuitions sustainable?

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The Son, the King, and the Corrupt Torah

A little-known parable from 1930 gives us a new way of hearing the shofar

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Richard Siegel and ‘The Jewish Catalog’

The lead author of the field guide to late 1960s and ’70s countercultural Judaism died last week

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Social Justice and the Future of Judaism

In ‘To Heal the World?,’ his critique of the modern Jewish left, Jonathan Neumann is not just wrong. He’s also way out of his league.

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The Settler Nakba and the Rise of Post-Modern Post-Zionist Religious Ideology on the West Bank

To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein

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The Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto

How Kalonymous Kalman Shapira’s ‘Holy Fire’ spread out of the Holocaust and into the non-Hasidic world

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Is It Time to Take the Most-Published Man in Human History Seriously?

A new biography of Jacob Neusner examines his ‘complicated, colorful, and unappreciated intellectual life’

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West Bank Rabbi Menachem Froman’s Zionist Post-Zionism, and What It Can Teach American Jews

The late Kookist leader’s belief in spirituality over politics also has a message for Israel’s religious right

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My Teacher’s Son: A Memoir of Heresy Is Marked By a Father’s Unnerving Piety

In and out of the fold of ultra-Orthodoxy, Shulem Deen and his father Dovid both pursued honest religious feeling

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Stuck Between Berlin and Jerusalem

What kind of Zionist was Gershom Scholem?

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American Jews Must Stop Obsessing Over the Holocaust

Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora

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The Soloveitchik Who Loved Jesus

A Yale president’s forebear was an enigmatic and pro-Christian member of the famed rabbinic dynasty

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Carlebach’s Broken Mirror

Shlomo Carlebach, who died 18 years ago this week, was a reflection of the pain of post-Holocaust Jewry

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