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From
SHALEM PRESS



Winter 5762 / 2002, no. 12


From the Editors:

Israel, America, and the War on Terror
By David Hazony


Essays:

On the National State, Part 1: Empire and Anarchy
By Yoram Hazony
In defense of the beleaguered idea of the sovereignty of nations.

Dispersion and the Longing for Zion, 1240-1840
By Arie Morgenstern
Did the Jews in exile really long for the Holy Land? A response to the new historiography.

A Constitution for Israel: Lessons from the American Experiment
By Ruth Gavison
What Israel can learn from the Philadelphia process.


Classics:

Can a Homeland Be Built in Shifts?
By Levi Eshkol
In the aftermath of the Six Day War, Israel's third prime minister offered his vision of Jewish volunteerism.


Reviews:

Assimilation’s Retreat
Reviewed by Jeff Jacoby
Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry by Samuel G. Freedman

The Legacy of Yehiel Jacob Weinberg
Reviewed by Jeffrey R. Woolf
Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy: The Life and Works of Rabbi Yehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884–1966 by Marc B. Shapiro


Correspondence:

Eliezer Berkovits, Evil Empires, and Zionism



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