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From
SHALEM PRESS



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

Liberalism's Endgame
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.



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