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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


From the
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Cato and Caesar
Operation Cast Lead and the Ethics of Just WarWas Israel's conduct in its campaign against Hamas morally justified?
The Magician of LjubljanaThe totalitarian dreams of Slavoj Žižek.
The Political Legacy of Theodor HerzlBefore the melting pot, a different vision of the Jewish state.
The Jews’ Right To Statehood: A DefenseA new look at Zionism from the perspective of universal rights.

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