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Dispatch
Roasting in a Western Washington Prison
Climate change is intensifying the suffering of incarcerated people.
Christopher Blackwell July 2, 2021
Report
The Christian Zionist Group Shaping Holocaust Education in Florida
The state’s new learning standards reflect the influence of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a right-wing organization that believes Christians have a “Biblical responsibility” to support Israel.
Corey Sherman July 1, 2021
Conversation
What We Talk About When We Talk About “Intermarriage”
The Jewish Currents editorial staff takes on “Jewish continuity.”
Jewish Currents June 30, 2021
Podcast
Listen: Jewish Feelings
Jewish Currents staff discuss the ADL’s recent survey of American Jews about their understanding of antisemitism. What is the relationship between claims of antisemitism and discomfort, and what does it mean for a politics of feelings?
Jewish Currents June 29, 2021
Review
The Guilty Conscience of Jewish Empire
In The Wondering Jew, the influential Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman—who has argued for “shrinking” the occupation—contends that liberal Judaism requires maximalist Zionism.
Daniel May June 28, 2021
From the Newsletter
The Two Paths of Palestinian Islamism
Scholar Khaled Al Hroub discusses the common origins and divergent strategies of Hamas and Ra’am.
Peter Beinart June 25, 2021
Poetry
Inside the Dream of Another Country
“I am surrounded by family to whom I am a stranger.”
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar June 25, 2021
Analysis
The Insurrectionists’ Reward
A new wave of anti-protest legislation effectively gives far-right vigilantes the power of the police.
Joshua Clover June 23, 2021
Office Hours
Office Hours: Marilyn Golden
“Why does anyone take heed of disability access? Nobody handed out civil rights laws on a silver platter.”
Maddy Ruvolo June 21, 2021
Review
Eternal Return
In Natalia Ginzburg’s fiction—including three recently reissued works—painful things cannot be put off forever.
Jess Bergman June 18, 2021
Memoir
Flu, 1918
Remembering a year of hell and devastation—the year of the Spanish flu.
Rose Riegelhaupt June 14, 2021
From the Newsletter
What Does “From the River to the Sea” Really Mean?
The much-maligned slogan resists the fragmentation of Palestinian land and people by Israeli occupation and discrimination.
Yousef Munayyer June 11, 2021
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor: Antisemitism Uptick and Organizing Jews
Readers respond to web content published in May, including an article analyzing antisemitism statistics and an audio conversation on organizing American Jews.
Jewish Currents June 11, 2021
Eve Adams Passport
From the Newsletter
Rediscovering a Pathbreaking Queer Jewish Writer
A conversation with historian Jonathan Ned Katz on the life of Eve Adams.
Alisa Solomon June 10, 2021
Comic
Todtnauberg
Celan came up the mountain to visit the philosopher.
Anne Carson June 7, 2021
Conversation
Celan’s Ferryman
Pierre Joris, who has been translating Paul Celan into English for more than 50 years, discusses a life lived with the poet’s work.
Fanny Howe June 7, 2021
Poetry
To Life
“She feeds me for a long, murky time / her heavy wine and black milk.”
Rose Ausländer June 7, 2021
Poetry
Meditations on Celan
Reflections on mystery, translatability, and the limits of the speakable in single Celan poems
Chase Berggrun, Aria Aber, Michael Hofmann, and Peter Cole June 7, 2021
Poetry
Excerpts from Memory Rose into Threshold Speech
“There was talk of your God, I spoke / against him”
Paul Celan June 7, 2021
Poetry
Three Poems
“The leaf is a song in a minor key”
Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger June 7, 2021
Poetry
Excerpts from Microliths They Are, Little Stones
“Who does not expect the poem, will not recognize it either — ”
Paul Celan June 7, 2021
Poetry
Celan at 100
Conversation
When “Antifa” Is the Enemy
A new group calling itself “Jewish-Israeli Dissent” is challenging the German left’s unbridled support for Israeli government policies.
Isabel Frey June 3, 2021
Review
Who Owns American Judaism?
Lila Corwin Berman’s new book traces the explosion of the American Jewish philanthropic sector over the past 70 years—and its corrosive effect on contemporary Jewish life.
Raphael Magarik June 1, 2021
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