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Winter 5758 / 1998, no. 3


From the Editors:

Tony Blair and Other Tory Notions
By Ofir Haivry


Essays:

Plowshares Into Swords: The Lost Biblical Ideal of Peace
By David Hazony
The Bible’s vision of peace differs markedly from what one may think.

Is It Legitimate to Criticize the Supreme Court?
By Evelyn Gordon
The Jewish State could use a debate on judicial activism right now. Why there isn’t one.

Israeli Art On Its Way to Somewhere Else
By Avraham Levitt
Fear and loathing in the century-old search for a Jewish national art.

Aharon Barak’s Revolution
By Hillel Neuer
The driving force behind Israel’s constitutional revolution is Aharon Barak, president of what may be the most activist supreme court in the world. An intellectual profile.


Reviews:

Sharing ‘The Wealth’
Reviewed by Ziv Hellman
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith


Correspondence:

IDF Code of Ethics, Land of Israel, and more


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The Jews’ Right To Statehood: A DefenseA new look at Zionism from the perspective of universal rights.
The Political Legacy of Theodor HerzlBefore the melting pot, a different vision of the Jewish state.

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