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Spring 5771 / 2011, no. 44


From the Editors:

A Chilly Welcome for Arab Democracy
By Assaf Sagiv


Essays:

Love's Human Bondage: A Biblical Warning
By James A. Diamond
Who should be the ultimate object of our desire?

Joseph Conrad's Play of Light and Shadow
By R.R. Reno
Lord Jim as a cautionary tale about the frailty of modern man.

When Man Meets Himself: Hillel's Existential Puzzle
By Jacques Schlanger
The famous sage's profound message allows for very different interpretations.


Reviews:

State Your Occupation
Reviewed by Boaz Neumann
The Time of the Green Line: A Jewish Political Essay by Yehouda Shenhav

Works Like a Charm
Reviewed by Yaki Menschenfreund
Complementary Medicine and the Reenchantment of the World by Yael Keshet

Totem and Tefillin
Reviewed by Dinah M. Mendes
The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud: Essays on Cultural Roots and the Problem of Religious Identity Edited by Arnold D. Richards

The Heretic and the Philosopher
Reviewed by Benjamin Kerstein
Public Enemies: Dueling Writers Take On Each Other and the World by Michel Houellebecq and Bernard-Henri Lévy


Correspondence:

INGOs and the new world order; Israeli education


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Palestinian ApocalypseParadise Now by Hany Abu-Assad
Facts Underground 
Zohan and the Quest for Jewish UtopiaAdam Sandler's hit comedy reflects a deep divide between Israeli and American Jews.
The UN’s Palestinian Refugee ProblemHow to solve their plight and end the half-century-long crisis.

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