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Winter 5766 / 2006, no. 23


From the Editors:

Lost Generation
By David Hazony


Currents:

The Handler
By Ella Florsheim, Avi Shilon
Forty years later, new revelations about Israel's most famous spy.

Jews and the Challenge of Sovereignty
By Michael B. Oren
Is "Jewish state" a contradiction in terms?


Essays:

I.B. Singer's Cruel Choice
By Mark Kuzmack
Fate and freedom for his characters, for himself.

Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of Kashrut
By Meir Soloveichik
The most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.

Frontier State
By Ran Halevi
Why can't Europeans accept Israel's security barrier? Because they don't believe in borders.


Reviews:

Palestinian Apocalypse
Reviewed by Anselma Dell'Olio
Paradise Now by Hany Abu-Assad

Sontag Reconsidered
Reviewed by Joshua Ellenbogen
Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

House of War
Reviewed by Amy K. Rosenthal
Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye'or

Disengaged
Reviewed by Uzi Arad
A Land Divided: Israelis Think About Disengagement by Ari Shavit


Correspondence:

Daniel Polisar vs. the Israel Democracy Institute, Shaye J.D Cohen, David A. Harris, and others


From the
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The Road to Democracy in the Arab WorldLiberalism has deep roots in the Middle East, if we know where to look.
Rammstein’s RageHeavy metal and the return of the Teutonic spirit.
Israel and the Palestinians: A New StrategyThe former IDF chief of staff proposes a different approach to dealing with an old conflict.
The Haredim: A DefenseHow scholars have misunderstood the ultra-Orthodox.
Lost Generation

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