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Autumn 5771 / 2010, no. 42


From the Editors:

Politics' Dark Energy
By Assaf Sagiv


Essays:

The Holocaust and the Foundation of Jewish Identity
By Avi Sagi
Our history defines us—but it can also turn into a trap.

Education’s Forsaken Vision
By Avner Molcho
Once upon a time, Israeli teachers aimed for the loftiest of goals: building moral character.

A Nation Conceived in Defeat
By Jacob L. Wright
How the end of ancient Israelite statehood gave rise to a new collective consciousness


Reviews:

The Great Brain Hoax
Reviewed by Oded Balaban
The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self by Thomas Metzinger

A Theoretician's Quarrel with Theory
Reviewed by Omer Moav
Economic Tales by Ariel Rubinstein


Plug-and-Play Judaism
Reviewed by Shmuel Rosner
Contemporary American Judaism: Transformation and Renewal
by Dana Evan Kaplan


Correspondence:

Israel's Radical Left; Henry James's Conservatism


From the
ARCHIVES

Operation Cast Lead and the Ethics of Just WarWas Israel's conduct in its campaign against Hamas morally justified?
God's Alliance with ManBy adopting the features of ancient treaties, the Bible effected a revolution in the way we relate to God and to each other.
Secret of the SabbathIt isn’t about R&R. It’s about how to be a creative human being.
An Attempt to Identify the Root Cause of AntisemitismA prominent Israeli author gets to the bottom of the world`s oldest hatred.
Faces of DeathSaw, a film by James Wan; and Saw II, a film by Darren Lynn Bousman

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