Summer 5763 / 2003, no. 15
From the Editors:Death by Taxes
By Daniel Polisar
Essays:Urban Warfare and the Lessons of Jenin
By Yagil Henkin
How Israel's record in preventing civilian casualties stacks up against operations in Grozny, Kosovo, and Mogadishu.
The Jews’ Right To Statehood: A Defense
By Ruth Gavison
A new look at Zionism from the perspective of universal rights.
Genesis and Morality
By David Novak
Jacob and his sons offer a paradigm for justice, then and now.
George Steiner’s Jewish Problem
By Assaf Sagiv
Should the Jews survive? A prominent intellectual wonders.
Classics:The Crisis of Israeli Culture
By Yigal Alon
In a 1972 speech, the minister of education called for the rediscovery of Israel's spirit.
Reviews:Can Patriotism Survive Democracy?
Reviewed by Jeremy Rabkin
Making Patriots by Walter Berns
The Arabist Predicament
Reviewed by Marla Braverman
Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
Correspondence:Yoram Hazony and critics on the Kineret Declaration
|Israel's Electoral ComplexIsraeli politics needs a system overhaul.|
|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.|
|Far Away, So CloseHow the commandments bridge the unbridgeable gap between God and man.|
|Secret of the SabbathIt isn’t about R&R. It’s about how to be a creative human being.|
|Palestinian ApocalypseParadise Now by Hany Abu-Assad|