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Spring 5768 / 2008, no. 32


From the Editors:

Losing Our Minds
By Marla Braverman


Essays:

Keeping Life Human: Science, Religion, and the Soul
By Leon R. Kass
Science cannot answer the most essential questions about the nature of man.

An Attempt to Identify the Root Cause of Antisemitism
By A. B. Yehoshua
A prominent Israeli author gets to the bottom of the world`s oldest hatred.

Ziegler's Follies
By Hillel Neuer
The strange story of one UN official`s dubious affair with radicalism.

Job’s Path to Enlightenment
By Ethan Dor-Shav
A new interpretation of the Bible's most enigmatic book.


Reviews:

The Dissident
Reviewed by Marshall Poe
Vixi: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger and Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture by Richard Pipes

Zionism's Neglected Existentialist
Reviewed by Arik Glasner
To Be a Jew: Brenner as an Existential Jew by Avi Sagi

Preaching to the Choir
Reviewed by Benjamin Kerstein
World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism by Norman Podhoretz


Correspondence:

Asa Kasher on the morality of war, etc.


From the
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God's Alliance with ManBy adopting the features of ancient treaties, the Bible effected a revolution in the way we relate to God and to each other.
Cruel BritanniaAnti-Semitism in Britain has gone mainstream.
Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of KashrutThe most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.
Operation Cast Lead and the Ethics of Just WarWas Israel's conduct in its campaign against Hamas morally justified?
I.B. Singer's Cruel ChoiceFate and freedom for his characters, for himself.

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