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Autumn 5769 / 2008, no. 34


From the Editors:

Not Our Mothers' Feminism
By Marla Braverman


Essays:

Israel and the Palestinians: A New Strategy
By Moshe Yaalon
The former IDF chief of staff proposes a different approach to dealing with an old conflict.

Zohan and the Quest for Jewish Utopia
By Michael B. Oren
Adam Sandler's hit comedy reflects a deep divide between Israeli and American Jews.

Who Needs Job Security?
By Omer Moav, Ofer Cohen
The benefits of a flexible labor market.


Controversy:

Man as His Own Maker
By David Heyd
By allowing humanity to fashion itself, technology expresses what is truly unique about our species.

A Truer Humanism
By Leon R. Kass
Science gives us many gifts, but it cannot keep us from losing our souls in the bargain.


Reviews:

Batman's War on Terror
Reviewed by Benjamin Kerstein
The Dark Knight, a film by Christopher Nolan

The CIA Gets an F
Reviewed by Shmuel Rosner
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner

The Jihad That Wasn't
Reviewed by Yoav Gelber
1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War by Benny Morris


Correspondence:

Rereading Job; the sabra's other legacies.


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Jews and the Challenge of SovereigntyIs "Jewish state" a contradiction in terms?
Nietzsche: A MisreadingNietzsche and Zion by Jacob Golomb
I.B. Singer's Cruel ChoiceFate and freedom for his characters, for himself.
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.

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