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Summer 5758 / 1998, no. 4


From the Editors:

Dusting Off the Jewish Bookshelf
By David Hazony


Essays:

The Jewish Origins of the Western Disobedience Tradition
By Yoram Hazony
Civil disobedience did not, as we are taught, begin with Socrates and Antigone, but with a Hebrew Bible that rejected the supremacy of human law.

How the Government’s Attorney Became Its General
By Evelyn Gordon
And now, for the Israeli judiciary's latest trick: Expropriating the attorney-general

Oslo, the Bomb, and Other Home Remedies
By Amnon Lord
Over a political career spanning five decades, Shimon Peres has fought for the idea that inexorable human progress will solve everything, real soon.


Reviews:

Closing the Christian Gap
Reviewed by Adam Pruzan
Faith or Fear: How Jews Can Survive in a Christian America by Elliott Abrams


Correspondence:

On Biblical Peace, Judicial Revolution


From the
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Zohan and the Quest for Jewish UtopiaAdam Sandler's hit comedy reflects a deep divide between Israeli and American Jews.
The Political Legacy of Theodor HerzlBefore the melting pot, a different vision of the Jewish state.
Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.
Far Away, So CloseHow the commandments bridge the unbridgeable gap between God and man.
Star-CrossedRosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy by Peter Eli Gordon

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