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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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Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of KashrutThe most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.
Job’s Path to EnlightenmentA new interpretation of the Bible's most enigmatic book.
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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