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The New New Jewish Left (Samuel Hayim Brody Reads Atalia Omer)

For a uniquely keen analysis of the new new (anti-Zionist) Jewish left, you can find here Samuel Hayim Brody’s sympathetic-critical read of Atalia Omer’s Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians. Tagging the rhetorical difference between “Judaism” and … Continue reading

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Haredim & State

The Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Haredi society and the impact of Haredi society on the State in Israel are highlighting the strong core point of liberal political theory and liberal religion in relation to matters concerning the distinction … Continue reading

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(Haredi) Religion & State in Israel (Coronavirus)

  What is especially fine about the analysis here are the distinctions drawn between [1] first wave (spring 2020) and second wave rates and patterns of infection, [2] Hasidic and non-Hasidic (Litvak) and Sephardic Haredi communities, [3] demographic circumstance (large … Continue reading

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(1948) Reconstructionist Machzor (Holocaust & Zionism)

This 1948 Machzor is a neat little time capsule. Of particular interest is the names of authors and translators in the back of the text. Included below are the authors and translators to the Yom Kippur section (vol.2). Also in … Continue reading

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(Unequal) One State Reality (Democratic) One State Idea

I would include this on a syllabus and am recommending here this professional collection of relatively short but richly sourced “memos” exploring the guts of the One State Reality in Israel and Palestine by social science and Israel and Palestine … Continue reading

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(Yavne) Imagining One State in Israel-Palestine (Peter Beinart)

It has been a long time coming and not much here is new. But at least three things are new about the recent set of two pieces by Peter Beinart, here at Jewish Currents and here at the New York … Continue reading

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Annexation Polls (Dahlia Scheindlin)

  Noted public opinion expert and analyst Dahlia Scheindlin recently conducted a set of questions to Israelis about annexation. Respondents were not given the opportunity to say “I don’t know.”  Of interest in the third slide is the large group … Continue reading

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Israel Annexation & International Law

Explaining the legal ins and outs of annexation (domestic and international) is this interview here with Pnina Sharvit Baruch, described as a 20-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces’ International Law Department, the department’s head from 2003 to 2009, a … Continue reading

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From Messianism to Real Estate (American Jews & Jewish Settlements in the West Bank)

Too long a tale to tell here, the origins of the Jewish settlement project in the occupied West Bank after the 1967 Six Day War was an indigenous phenomenon ideologically rooted in the Israeli religious right and the messianic imagination. … Continue reading

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What To Do With Jewish Studies Letter on Annexation & Apartheid

Yes, I can anticipate the jokes and jibes, friendly and unfriendly, but….. Here’s what you can do with the Jewish Studies Letter on Annexation and Apartheid. This is the main site: Letter Against Annexation & Apartheid in Israel. –Promote on … Continue reading

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