Winter 5767 / 2007, no. 27
From the Editors:Higher Concerns
By David Hazony
Currents:The Second War of Independence
By Michael B. Oren
Fifty years later, the lessons of the Suez War are only now becoming clear.
Essays:Is There a Historical Right to the Land of Israel?
By Chaim Gans
A philosophical approach to a century-old question.
The Pharisees and Revelation
By Georges Hansel
The meaning of prophecy in the emergence of rabbinic Judaism.
The Gene Wars
By Diana Muir Appelbaum, Paul S. Appelbaum
What can science teach us about the validity of nationalist claims?
Reviews:Digging Themselves Deeper
Reviewed by Raanan Eichler
David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible’s Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition by Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman
Rediscovering John Selden
Reviewed by Steven Grosby
Renaissance England’s Chief Rabbi: John Selden by Jason P. Rosenblatt
Sins on the Seine
Reviewed by Noah Pollak
Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews by David Pryce-Jones
Reviewed by Robert H. Bork
The Judge in a Democracy by Aharon Barak
Correspondence:Sergio DellaPergola vs. the authors of “Voodoo Demographics”
|Is There a Future for French Jewry?A changing political culture may leave no room for Europe's largest Jewish community.|
|God's Alliance with ManBy adopting the features of ancient treaties, the Bible effected a revolution in the way we relate to God and to each other.|
|Israel's Electoral ComplexIsraeli politics needs a system overhaul.|
|The Haredim: A DefenseHow scholars have misunderstood the ultra-Orthodox.|
|An Attempt to Identify the Root Cause of AntisemitismA prominent Israeli author gets to the bottom of the world`s oldest hatred.|