Winter 5768 / 2008, no. 31
From the Editors:Civilians First
By Assaf Sagiv
Only in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.
Essays:Zionism's New Challenge
By Assaf Inbari
Why we need a Jewish melting pot.
Far Away, So Close
By Yosef Yitzhak Lifshitz
How the commandments bridge the unbridgeable gap between God and man.
Israel's Electoral Complex
By Amotz Asa-El
Israeli politics needs a system overhaul.
Reviewed by James R. Otteson
The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce by Deirdre N. McCloskey
An Orthodox Revolution?
Reviewed by Aharon Rose
Internal Popular Discourse in Israeli Haredi Society by Kimmy Caplan
Courting Lady Liberty
Reviewed by Henry Olsen
Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government by Charles Fried
Kaddish for the Disappeared
Reviewed by Marla Braverman
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
Correspondence:Aaron Ciechanover on Israeli education; David Novak on Jewish marriage.
|The Gaza Flotilla and the New World DisorderINGOs are trying to reshape world politics at the expense of the nation-state.|
|Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.|
|Ziegler's FolliesThe strange story of one UN official`s dubious affair with radicalism.|
|Levi Eshkol, Forgotten HeroIsrael’s third prime minister offers a different model of Jewish leadership.|
|Operation Cast Lead and the Ethics of Just WarWas Israel's conduct in its campaign against Hamas morally justified?|