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Spring 5765 / 2005, no. 20


From the Editors:

Israel’s Constitutional Moment
By Daniel Polisar

Unsettling
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.

Rammstein’s Rage
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

Poetically Incorrect
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

Walzer’s War
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.


From the
ARCHIVES

I.B. Singer's Cruel ChoiceFate and freedom for his characters, for himself.
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.
Faces of DeathSaw, a film by James Wan; and Saw II, a film by Darren Lynn Bousman
The Road to Democracy in the Arab WorldLiberalism has deep roots in the Middle East, if we know where to look.

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