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From
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Summer 5758 / 1998, no. 4


From the Editors:

Dusting Off the Jewish Bookshelf
By David Hazony


Essays:

The Jewish Origins of the Western Disobedience Tradition
By Yoram Hazony
Civil disobedience did not, as we are taught, begin with Socrates and Antigone, but with a Hebrew Bible that rejected the supremacy of human law.

How the Government’s Attorney Became Its General
By Evelyn Gordon
And now, for the Israeli judiciary's latest trick: Expropriating the attorney-general

Oslo, the Bomb, and Other Home Remedies
By Amnon Lord
Over a political career spanning five decades, Shimon Peres has fought for the idea that inexorable human progress will solve everything, real soon.


Reviews:

Closing the Christian Gap
Reviewed by Adam Pruzan
Faith or Fear: How Jews Can Survive in a Christian America by Elliott Abrams


Correspondence:

On Biblical Peace, Judicial Revolution



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