Autumn 5772 / 2011, no. 46
From the Editors:The Jews' Oldest Enemies
By Assaf Sagiv
Essays:Islamotopia: The Muslim Brotherhood's Idea of Democracy
By Uriya Shavit
Why liberty can't withstand the political rule of the Koran.
Judaism as a First Language
By Moshe Koppel
An analogy that can explain a lot about the evolution of our cultural heritage--and its worrisome decline.
The Relevance of Rabbinic Leadership
By Yedidia Z. Stern
Rabbis have guided and inspired their people through the worst of times. What prevents them from doing the same today?
Reviews:One Big Thing
Reviewed by David Heyd
'Justice for Hedgehogs' by Ronald Dworkin
A Remorseless Apology
Reviewed by Boaz Neumann
'The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives' by Gilbert Achcar
Correspondence:Menachem Kellner, Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, and Kenneth Seeskin on biblical love; Nathan Lopes Cardozo on halachic reform
|Is There a Future for French Jewry?A changing political culture may leave no room for Europe's largest Jewish community.|
|Faces of DeathSaw, a film by James Wan; and Saw II, a film by Darren Lynn Bousman|
|Lawrence of JudeaThe champion of the Arab cause and his little-known romance with Zionism.|
|The Gaza Flotilla and the New World DisorderINGOs are trying to reshape world politics at the expense of the nation-state.|
|Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.|