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From
SHALEM PRESS



Summer 5770 / 2010, no. 41


From the Editors:

Now I Am Become Life
By Assaf Sagiv


Essays:

The Curious Case of Jewish Democracy
By Amnon Rubinstein
Does Israel suffer from a split-personality disorder?

The Myth of Ellis Island and Other Tales of Origin
By Dara Horn
On the Jewish tradition of changing names and inventing roots.

Pharaoh’s War with the Israelites: The Untold Story
By Israel Knohl
An enigmatic psalm points to a long-forgotten battle at the dawn of our nation’s history.


Reviews:

That Old-Time Religion
Reviewed by Elliot R. Wolfson
Judaism: A Way of Being by David Gelernter

The Gentle Totalist
Reviewed by Jonathan Dekel-Chen
Crisis, Revolution, and Russian Jews by Jonathan Frankel

The Biblical Century
Reviewed by Yoram Hazony
The Hebrew Republic: Jewish Sources and the Transformation of European Political Thought by Eric Nelson


Correspondence:

Chabad's Messianism and Israeli Radicals



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