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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




From the
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The Magician of LjubljanaThe totalitarian dreams of Slavoj Žižek.
Cruel BritanniaAnti-Semitism in Britain has gone mainstream.
Far Away, So CloseHow the commandments bridge the unbridgeable gap between God and man.
Cato and Caesar
An Attempt to Identify the Root Cause of AntisemitismA prominent Israeli author gets to the bottom of the world`s oldest hatred.

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