A response to Shaul Magid
Campus Week: A guide for Jewish students and their elders
Today, for our ongoing series of influential Zionist texts, a double billing from modern Israel: Stav Shaffir’s political activism and Yedidia Stern’s balance of competing identities
How Eichmann in Jerusalem led the thinkers into a principled disagreement over Zionism and universalism that ultimately broke their quarter-century bond
Why today’s postmodern postcolonial feminism avoids the true front lines of the battle for women’s rights
A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s
To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein
There’s something perverse about dismissing anti-Semitism concerns of Jews in the U.S. by explaining how much you like Jews when they’re 6,000 miles away
The far-right leader loves to misrepresent the values of Jews and other minorities in efforts to troll them. No one should fall for it.
Iran Week: Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s astonishing and paradoxical account of his 1963 travels in the Holyland, newly translated and reissued as ‘The Israeli Republic’
The century-old document is a testament to colonialist double-dealing that left many Jews dead. Israel was reclaimed as the Jewish homeland in spite of it, not because of it.