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Autumn 5765 / 2004, no. 18


From the Editors:

Breach of Faith
By David Hazony


Essays:

Ecclesiastes: Fleeting and Timeless
By Ethan Dor-Shav
Solomon’s confrontation with mortality.

Snow White, the Ambassador, and the Aesthetics of Death
By Daniel A. Doneson
Art in the age of terror.

Foundations of a Jewish Economic Theory
By Yosef Yitzhak Lifshitz
Wealth, charity, and man’s quest for the divine.

In the Name of the Other: Reflections on the Coming Anti-Semitism
By Alain Finkielkraut
Haunted by the Holocaust, Europeans focus the blame on a familiar target.


Reviews:

Revel’s Cause
Reviewed by Claire Berlinski
Anti-Americanism by Jean-Francois Revel

Old Whine
Reviewed by Stephen C. Pinson
Art: A New History by Paul Johnson

Were the Sephardim Religious?
Reviewed by Avi Picard
Forbidden Reminiscences: A Collection of Essays by Ella Shohat

Lax Americana
Reviewed by Liel Leibovitz
Colossus: The Price of America's Empire by Niall Ferguson


Correspondence:

Soviet Jewry, Eliezer Berkovits, the Jews’ right to statehood and more.


From the
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Palestinian ApocalypseParadise Now by Hany Abu-Assad
Rammstein’s RageHeavy metal and the return of the Teutonic spirit.
The Spectacles of Isaiah BerlinThe twentieth century's greatest liberal was anything but a pluralist
Faces of DeathSaw, a film by James Wan; and Saw II, a film by Darren Lynn Bousman
Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.

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