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The Struggle Begins at Home

Reimagining housing as the ground shifts under our feet

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Rent Strike

A dramatization of the Lower East Side rent strikes of 1908.

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The Myth of Rabin the Peacemaker

The Oslo Accords were not derailed by his death; they achieved exactly what Rabin wanted.

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Exodus: Ki Tissa

For Jews, divine forgiveness is a hard bargain.

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A Strike Against Despair

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, a University of Michigan undergrad reflects on the sense of possibility unleashed by the grad student strike.

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Shaping the Neo-Hasidic Canon

A New Hasidism, a recent two-volume anthology, offers a compelling alternative to mainstream Jewish spirituality, but fails to fully confront the tradition’s consequences in the world.

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American Anti-Communism Abroad

Vincent Bevins, author of The Jakarta Method, discusses the legacy of US intervention in Indonesia and Brazil.

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New York Socialists in the Legislature—and Out

Five socialists are headed to the New York state legislature. The story of the five socialists elected in 1919 provides a sobering warning.

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Inheriting the Impossible

Historian Beshara Doumani, who holds the first endowed faculty chair in Palestinian studies at an American university, discusses his work and the shifting campus climate on Palestine.

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Restoring the Bipartisan Consensus

Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris, who has always toed the AIPAC line on Israel/Palestine, is part of the campaign’s pitch that polarization can be undone.

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Strike

“I want a giant strike, / that extends even to love.”

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Depatriarchalizing Judaism

On the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking book Standing Again at Sinai, feminist theologian Judith Plaskow discusses the choice to remain within a patriarchal religious framework.

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