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“the light of beginning which hasn’t yet been / in rivers of letters running through words”
Peter Cole January 6, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
The Gamified Occupation
A Fauda-themed escape room in Tel Aviv gives customers a taste of military rule.
Sophia Goodfriend December 16, 2022
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.
Alex Kane December 15, 2022
De-Normalizing Israeli Normalization at the World Cup
At the international soccer tournament, Qatari anti-normalization activists as well as ordinary spectators have put Palestinian solidarity in the spotlight.
Dana El Kurd December 13, 2022
The Unbearable Ignorance of the ADL
The organization uses its moral authority to shield Israel from criticism while spreading misleading information about contemporary antisemitism.
Noah Kulwin December 8, 2022
Itamar Ben-Gvir’s Militia
An IDF assault on left-wing activists in Hebron reveals an emboldened security force—and signals a step toward annexation.
Elisheva Goldberg December 6, 2022
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.
Peter Beinart December 6, 2022
“The women were coyotes / in the early hours of night // blood already forming / on their teeth”
Brandon Shimoda December 2, 2022
Black Hebrew Israelites in the Spotlight
The journalist Sam Kestenbaum on the history of the religious tradition embraced by Kyrie Irving and Kanye West.
Mari Cohen December 1, 2022
What the FBI’s Investigation of Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing Won’t Resolve
The probe is the first by a US agency into the death of the Palestinian American journalist.
Alex Kane November 29, 2022
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.
Raphael Magarik November 28, 2022
“Twitter Has Been a Lifeline”
Elon Musk’s takeover of the site could destroy a valuable avenue for Palestinian activism.
Mari Cohen November 22, 2022
“When we asked my grandfather what had happened, he spat out that the person we’d just met was not Andrea Perlitzer. Not his Andrea Perlitzer.”
Joseph Eichner November 21, 2022
Attention Must Be Paid
Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt expects us to shed fresh tears at a worn out conclusion.
Alisa Solomon November 18, 2022
Under the Hood
A sanitized Philip Guston retrospective tries so hard not to offend that it skirts around the most interesting aspect of Guston’s work: his meditations on the American Jewish relationship to anti-Black violence.
Zoé Samudzi November 16, 2022
AIPAC Spent Big to Defeat Progressives This Election Cycle
The lobbying group’s $28.5 million blitz could make Democrats think twice about criticizing Israel.
Alex Kane November 15, 2022
Art Reportage
Faces of Flight
Ukrainian refugees in Israel cannot be reduced to any single narrative.
Anna Lukashevsky November 14, 2022
Four Takeaways From the 2022 Midterms
What do election results mean for Israel/Palestine policy, youth politics, policing, and reproductive justice?
Alex Kane, Matthew Miles Goodrich, Akela Lacy, and Amy Littlefield November 10, 2022
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