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The Harvard Kennedy School’s Anti-Palestinian Bias
The elite institution reversed course on refusing a fellowship to a prominent Israel critic, but for students, its suppression of Palestine speech is ongoing.
How a Giant of Responsible Investing Agreed to an Israel Exception
After a multi-year campaign by Jewish groups, Morningstar—a major firm known for socially responsible investing—is softening its approach to Israeli human rights abuses.
Days of Rest
On anti-work politics and the meaning of Shabbat
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Antisemitic Zionists Aren’t a Contradiction in Terms
Pundits express surprise when antisemitism and Zionism overlap, but the ideologies share much in common—and many adherents.
The Gamified Occupation
-themed escape room in Tel Aviv gives customers a taste of military rule.
What Is Debt and When Can We Refuse to Pay?
An investigation through Jewish text.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
staff takes on Christmas.
Song of the Scent of the Beloved
“No one sensory mode sufficed. No / one / sense was enough.”
Palestine Is a Proxy Fight in a Fractious DSA
With a sizable gap between the left’s demand for Palestinian liberation and the pro-Israel tack of national politics, Palestine takes center stage in arguments about discipline and electoralism.
The Israeli #Resistance Demands a Return to Normal
Domestic backlash to the incoming far-right government ignores its plans to further entrench the occupation.
Restoring the term “burnout” to its roots in landlord arson puts the dispossession of poor city dwellers at its center.
From the Newsletter
Biden’s Education Department Delays Defining Campus Antisemitism
To the relief of Palestinian-rights advocates, the department’s Office for Civil Rights did not adopt the controversial IHRA definition of antisemitism this past December.
The State of Antisemitism Reporting
How America’s major newspapers have stumbled in covering a serious phenomenon
The Nationalist Heresy of Temple Mount Activism
For Israel’s right-wing religious Zionists, ethnonationalism has overwhelmed the commitment to Jewish law.
“We Don’t Want Bad. We Don’t Want Worse.”
Historian Lior Sternfeld discusses the Iranian Jewish community’s response to the ongoing political protests in Iran.
Table of Contents
The Passion of 964 Park Place
Point of No Return
Terms of Entry
Deborah Lipstadt vs. “The Oldest Hatred”
The Many Oblivions of Babi Yar
Eric Adams’s Moral Panics
Though it may be a potent political tool, grievance can also maintain our investment in our own oppression.
Justice You Shall Pursue
The religious tenor of public mourning for RBG reveals a conflation of Jewishness with American liberalism, which forecloses the possibility of reckoning with either.
How Not to Fight Antisemitism
By appropriating the right’s strategy on antisemitism, the Jewish left has trapped itself in an empty discourse—and a counterproductive pose of victimhood.
The Talmud and Other Trans Archives
December 6, 2022
Reporting from Occupied Territory: A Conversation with Palestinian Freelance Journalists
October 18, 2022
Peter Beinart with Dylan Saba and Ethan Katz on the Controversy About Zionist Speakers at Berkeley Law
January 6, 2023
On The Nose
On the Nose
is our biweekly podcast. The editorial staff discusses the politics, culture, and questions that animate today’s Jewish left.
Fables and Lies
Who Is Tom Stoppard’s “Jewish Play” For?
The Meaning of Apartheid
The Prophet with Eyes
In Olga Tokarczuk’s
The Books of Jacob
, based on the real life of a self-proclaimed Jewish messiah in 18th-century Poland, theological energy competes with the liberal novel’s finely wrought machinery.
Freed from Israeli Prison, Palestinian Returns to His Village
Maher Younis, one of the oldest Palestinian prisoners, arrives in the village of Arara on January 19th after his release following 40 years of imprisonment. Israeli authorities arrested Younis in 1983 on the charge of killing an Israeli soldier. On...
Attention Must Be Paid
expects us to shed fresh tears at a worn out conclusion.
For the Biden Administration, There Are No Red Lines On Israel
At the J Street Conference this past weekend, Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a speech fit for AIPAC.
Letters from Our Readers
On “The Sanitizing of Conservative Judaism”
Allen Lipson’s article thoughtfully charts how Conservative synagogues were used as tools for the deradicalization of Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants in America. Partly as a result of this push to assimilate...
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On “A Pantomimed Reckoning”
Without diminishing Hazem Fahmy’s overarching analysis and conclusions in “A Pantomimed Reckoning,” I would like to offer two points that complicate the issues under consideration, and perhaps suggest that the...
The Fight for the Future of Israel Studies
Donors view Israel studies as a vehicle for countering Palestine activism on campus. But many of the scholars they fund don’t toe the line.
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