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Spring 5767 / 2007, no. 28


From the Editors:

The Next Cold War
By David Hazony


Currents:

Hope Over Hate: A Lebanon Diary
By Noah Pollak
Amid the violence and confusion, a strong nation may yet emerge.


Essays:

The State of Freedom and the State of Emergency
By Assaf Sagiv
Reports of the death of democracy after 9-11 are premature.

Nathan the Wise
By Tsur Ehrlich
Natan Alterman, poet of Zionism, offered a bold new vision of Jewish national identity.


Readings:

Circumcision as Rebellion
By Ido Hevroni
Why Judaism rejected the decrees of Nature, Fortune, and Rome.


Reviews:

Dawkins' Demons
Reviewed by David Novak
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Young and Restless in Tehran
Reviewed by Marla Braverman
Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni and Warring Souls by Roxanne Varzi

Who Gives?
Reviewed by Lenore T. Ealy
Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy by Peter Frumkin

God and Mamet
Reviewed by James Kirchick
The Wicked Son by David Mamet


Correspondence:

Robert H. Bork responds to critics.


From the
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The Political Legacy of Theodor HerzlBefore the melting pot, a different vision of the Jewish state.
The Haredim: A DefenseHow scholars have misunderstood the ultra-Orthodox.
Far Away, So CloseHow the commandments bridge the unbridgeable gap between God and man.
No Friends But the MountainsA visit to Kurdistan reveals an autonomous people ready for an alliance with America and Israel.
Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of KashrutThe most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.

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