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”
|Nietzsche: A MisreadingNietzsche and Zion by Jacob Golomb|
|Job’s Path to EnlightenmentA new interpretation of the Bible's most enigmatic book.|
|Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.|
|Ziegler's FolliesThe strange story of one UN official`s dubious affair with radicalism.|
|Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of KashrutThe most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.|