Spring 5765 / 2005, no. 20
From the Editors:Israel’s Constitutional Moment
By Daniel Polisar
By Yossi Klein Halevi
Currents:Philip Roth and the Great American Nightmare
By Samuel G. Freedman
Jewish fear is only part of the story.
Essays:Is There a Future for French Jewry?
By Shmuel Trigano
A changing political culture may leave no room for Europe's largest Jewish community.
By Claire Berlinski
Heavy metal and the return of the Teutonic spirit.
The Jewish Mother: A Theology
By Meir Soloveichik
A new look at matrilineal descent.
Reviews:Let Freedom Ring
Reviewed by Jeremy Rabkin
The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror by Natan Sharansky with Ron Dermer
Reviewed by Tsur Ehrlich
Beautiful Motherland of Death: Aesthetics and Politics in the Poetry of Uri Tzvi Greenberg by Hanan Hever
Defining Divinity Down
Reviewed by Yosef Yitzhak Lifshitz
Image of God: Halacha and Agada by Yair Lorberbaum
Reviewed by Michael S. Kochin
Arguing About War by Michael Walzer
Nietzsche: A Misreading
Reviewed by Werner J. Dannhauser
Nietzsche and Zion by Jacob Golomb
Correspondence:The New IDF, Ecclesiastes, etc.
|No Friends But the MountainsA visit to Kurdistan reveals an autonomous people ready for an alliance with America and Israel.|
|Operation Cast Lead and the Ethics of Just WarWas Israel's conduct in its campaign against Hamas morally justified?|
|Jews and the Challenge of SovereigntyIs "Jewish state" a contradiction in terms?|
|Ziegler's FolliesThe strange story of one UN official`s dubious affair with radicalism.|
|Lawrence of JudeaThe champion of the Arab cause and his little-known romance with Zionism.|