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Poetry
The Store
“the floors we cleaned, / the money we made to pay off / ownable things”
Mario Chard February 3, 2023
Newsletter
“My Body Lives in History”
The author Aleksandar Hemon on writing the body at war and his Sarajevan Jewish protagonist.
Sasha Senderovich February 2, 2023
Report
J Street’s Balancing Act Comes Under Pressure
The liberal Zionist organization is proving too critical of Israel for the mainstream Democratic establishment it courts—and not critical enough for its own constituency.
Alex Kane February 1, 2023
Newsletter
Planting a Palestinian Flag at Israel’s Anti-Government Protests
A group of activists are pushing weekly pro-democracy protesters to stop ignoring the occupation.
Alex Kane January 31, 2023
Dispatch
Shmita Means Total Destroy
A manifesto from the threatened Atlanta forest
Fayer Collective January 30, 2023
Newsletter
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.
Joseph Leone January 26, 2023
Report
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.
Mari Cohen January 25, 2023
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.
Alex Kane January 24, 2023
Poetry
Song of the Scent of the Beloved
“No one sensory mode sufficed. No / one / sense was enough.”
Nathaniel Mackey January 20, 2023
Newsletter
The State of Antisemitism Reporting
How America’s major newspapers have stumbled in covering a serious phenomenon
Mari Cohen January 19, 2023
Newsletter
The Nationalist Heresy of Temple Mount Activism
For Israel’s right-wing religious Zionists, ethnonationalism has overwhelmed the commitment to Jewish law.
Joshua Leifer January 18, 2023
Responsa
Days of Rest
On anti-work politics and the meaning of Shabbat
The Editors January 17, 2023
Newsletter
“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.
Sophie Levy January 12, 2023
Chevruta
What Is Debt and When Can We Refuse to Pay?
An investigation through Jewish text.
Allen Lipson January 11, 2023
Newsletter
Israel’s Populist Judicial Revolution
A series of reforms proposed by Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin will effectively neutralize the judiciary, eliminating the only backstop to legislative overreach.
Elisheva Goldberg January 10, 2023
Analysis
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.
Peter Beinart January 10, 2023
Poetry
As:
“the light of beginning which hasn’t yet been / in rivers of letters running through words”
Peter Cole January 6, 2023
Newsletter
Yiddishland at the Venice Biennale
Yevgeniy Fiks and Maria Veits discuss the Yiddishland Pavilion, which brought transnational diasporic Jewish art—and anti-nationalist politics—to the Venice Biennale.
Stanislaw Welbel January 5, 2023
Newsletter
The International Court of Last Resort
Human rights groups are pressuring the International Criminal Court to prosecute war crimes in Israel/Palestine.
Alex Kane January 4, 2023
Essay
Edifice Complex
Restoring the term “burnout” to its roots in landlord arson puts the dispossession of poor city dwellers at its center.
Bench Ansfield January 3, 2023
Conversation
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Jewish Currents staff takes on Christmas.
Jewish Currents December 23, 2022
Letter from the Editors
2022 at Jewish Currents
A look back at our work this year.
The Editors December 22, 2022
Newsletter
The Israeli #Resistance Demands a Return to Normal
Domestic backlash to the incoming far-right government ignores its plans to further entrench the occupation.
Joshua Leifer December 20, 2022
Report
The Gamified Occupation
A Fauda-themed escape room in Tel Aviv gives customers a taste of military rule.
Sophia Goodfriend December 16, 2022
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