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Autumn 5771 / 2010, no. 42


From the Editors:

Politics' Dark Energy
By Assaf Sagiv


Essays:

The Holocaust and the Foundation of Jewish Identity
By Avi Sagi
Our history defines us—but it can also turn into a trap.

Education’s Forsaken Vision
By Avner Molcho
Once upon a time, Israeli teachers aimed for the loftiest of goals: building moral character.

A Nation Conceived in Defeat
By Jacob L. Wright
How the end of ancient Israelite statehood gave rise to a new collective consciousness


Reviews:

The Great Brain Hoax
Reviewed by Oded Balaban
The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self by Thomas Metzinger

A Theoretician's Quarrel with Theory
Reviewed by Omer Moav
Economic Tales by Ariel Rubinstein


Plug-and-Play Judaism
Reviewed by Shmuel Rosner
Contemporary American Judaism: Transformation and Renewal
by Dana Evan Kaplan


Correspondence:

Israel's Radical Left; Henry James's Conservatism


From the
ARCHIVES

Zohan and the Quest for Jewish UtopiaAdam Sandler's hit comedy reflects a deep divide between Israeli and American Jews.
Lost Generation
Orde Wingate: Friend Under FireThe new historians take aim at the father of the IDF.
Jews and the Challenge of SovereigntyIs "Jewish state" a contradiction in terms?
Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of KashrutThe most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.

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