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Winter 5770 / 2010, no. 39


From the Editors:

A State in Need of a Spine
By Marla Braverman


Essays:

Knowledge-Nation Israel: A New Unifying Vision
By Carlo Strenger
To prosper in an interconnected world, the Jewish state must undergo a paradigm shift.

The Holocaust and the Trial of Modernity
By Yaki Menschenfreund
Radical thinkers are all too eager to portray the Final Solution as a byproduct of Western rationality.

Of God's Love and Jealousy
By Yehuda Liebes
The dangers of divine affection.


Reviews:

Hitler's Unwilling Partners
Reviewed by Boaz Neumann
Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany by Francis R. Nicosia

The War that Keeps on Teaching
Reviewed by Shmuel Rosner
Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam
by Gordon M. Goldstein


A Job Badly Done
Reviewed by Benjamin Kerstein
A Serious Man Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen


Correspondence:

Jews and Christian; Chabad's Messianism


From the
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The UN’s Palestinian Refugee ProblemHow to solve their plight and end the half-century-long crisis.
Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.
Orde Wingate: Friend Under FireThe new historians take aim at the father of the IDF.
The Road to Democracy in the Arab WorldLiberalism has deep roots in the Middle East, if we know where to look.
Palestinian ApocalypseParadise Now by Hany Abu-Assad

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