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Winter 5771 / 2011, no. 43


From the Editors:

The Zionist Imperative
By Marla Braverman


Essays:

The Gaza Flotilla and the New World Disorder
By Har'el Ben-Ari
INGOs are trying to reshape world politics at the expense of the nation-state.

A Tradition to Reason With
By Jonathan Jacobs
Why medieval rabbis welcomed rationalism into the tent of Abraham, and what we may learn from them.

Halacha's Moment of Truth
By Evelyn Gordon, Hadassah Levy
Judaism has yet to rise to the challenge of a sovereign state.


Reviews:

Signs of the Apocalypse
Reviewed by Eyal Dotan
Baudrillard and the Simulacra of Money by Ushi Krausz

Spirited Away
Reviewed by Tomer Persico
The Future of Faith
by Harvey Cox

Curb Your Darwinism
Reviewed by Marshall Poe
Supernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose
by Deirdre Barrett


Correspondence:

Diaspora origin myths; defeat and the Israelite nation.


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Rammstein’s RageHeavy metal and the return of the Teutonic spirit.
Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of KashrutThe most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.
Zohan and the Quest for Jewish UtopiaAdam Sandler's hit comedy reflects a deep divide between Israeli and American Jews.
Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.

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