Peter Beinart, the future of Israel, and the meaning of Yavne
Peter Beinart thinks Jews don’t need Zionism. That’s because he’s never needed it himself.
Too Israeli for the left and not Zionist enough for the right, this human-rights lawyer could be one of Israel’s most effective ambassadors if his critics weren’t so afraid of what he has to say
How Prime Minister Netanyahu turns all political opinions about his leadership into a referendum on nothing less than the Manichean struggle between good and evil
Rokhl’s Golden City: The Jazz Singer, and a legendary klezmer drummer bubbe
Can anything change the status quo in the territorial dispute between Israelis and Palestinians?
It’s fair to criticize the president’s son-in-law, but blaming his supposed ‘failings’ and ‘moral indifference’ on the Modern Orthodox institutions that educated him misses the mark
Why the sudden rush to Shoah analogies from people who just handed over the keys to the Middle East to the Iranians? And why did Trump leave the Jews out of remembrance of the genocide?
The group’s new platform, and this false accusation, united American Jewish organizations and individuals—usually at odds—in outrage
There will be snacks, if you can get in
Farewell to my beloved magazine, my old and treasured home
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
Most Nazi analogies are hyperbolic and irresponsible. But not all of them.
The blog could have lived—even gotten better—after Beinart
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
Ian Lustick imagines a liberal utopia, contra Peter Beinart, who says Jews must listen to Palestinians even if we can’t agree
A rejoinder to Peter Beinart
We must drop the assumption that there is no way to vanquish Hamas. Terrorists have been defeated before.