Spring 5769 / 2009, no. 36
From the Editors:Democracy and Idolatry
By Marla Braverman
Essays:Is This Land Still Our Land? The Expropriation of Zionism
By Joel H. Golovensky, Ariel Gilboa
How the very idea of Jewish settlement became illegal in the State of Israel.
Hope in Politics: A Jewish Perspective
By Alan Mittleman
Three modern philosophers present three different answers to the same critical question.
A Eulogy for My Death
By Jacques Schlanger
A very personal contemplation of a very universal problem.
Reviews:Dancing Solo in the Lebanese Mud
Reviewed by Ilan Avisar
Waltz with Bashir, a film by Ari Folman
Reviewed by Evelyn Gordon
Law and Culture in Israel at the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century by Menachem Mautner
The Wondering Jew
Reviewed by Orna Yoeli
Mitzva by Alain Elkann
Correspondence:Peter Mansoor, Oliver Leaman, and others.
|Faces of DeathSaw, a film by James Wan; and Saw II, a film by Darren Lynn Bousman|
|Operation Cast Lead and the Ethics of Just WarWas Israel's conduct in its campaign against Hamas morally justified?|
|Far Away, So CloseHow the commandments bridge the unbridgeable gap between God and man.|
|The Road to Democracy in the Arab WorldLiberalism has deep roots in the Middle East, if we know where to look.|
|Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.|