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Gazan Workers Stuck in Purgatory After Israel Revokes Permits
In what human rights groups call “a prohibited act of vengeance,” Israel has stripped Gazan workers of their legal status, detaining many without trial.
Jonathan Shamir October 19, 2023
The Wisdom of the Shiva
A letter from the publisher of Jewish Currents.
Daniel May October 19, 2023
Major News Networks Sideline Palestinian Analysts
Leading Palestinian commentators describe canceled appearances and segments pulled from CBS and CNN shows.
Mari Cohen October 18, 2023
Dispatches from Gaza
Three Palestinians describe life under constant Israeli bombardment—and lay out their visions for liberation.
Mohammed Zraiy, Khalil Abu Yahia, and Rania Hussein October 17, 2023
A Textbook Case of Genocide
Israel has been explicit about what it’s carrying out in Gaza. Why isn’t the world listening?
Raz Segal October 13, 2023
Letter From the Editor
“We Cannot Cross Until We Carry Each Other”
The editor-in-chief of Jewish Currents on recommitting to our movements in this moment
Arielle Angel October 12, 2023
The Hamas Attacks and Israeli Response: An Explainer
An explainer answering readers’ questions about the situation in Israel/Palestine after October 7th.
Alex Kane, Mari Cohen, Jonathan Shamir, and Isaac Scher October 10, 2023
Recognizing the Roma Holocaust
In his recent book Rain of Ash, historian Ari Joskowicz examines the evolving relationships between Jews and Roma in the struggle for justice.
Daniel Kraft October 5, 2023
In an excerpt from her new essay collection Naked, a burlesque performer considers the complications of desire.
Fancy Feast October 5, 2023
A Visa Program Exception for Israel
The US has admitted Israel into the Visa Waiver Program even though the country continues to discriminate against Palestinian American travelers.
Alex Kane October 3, 2023
Archives of Israeli Oppression
Akevot Institute founder Lior Yavne on how unearthing government records can illuminate ongoing injustices.
Mitchell Abidor September 29, 2023
Hélène Cixous
The feminist theorist’s expansive oeuvre turns exclusion into a site of possibility.
Eli Valley September 28, 2023
A Strangeness Inside Your Self
Hélène Cixous discusses writing as a woman, the meaning of Jewishness, and the impossibility of understanding.
Claire Schwartz September 28, 2023
Staging Resistance
In Isabella Hammad’s Enter Ghost, art prepares the ground of the self for the demands of collectivity.
Nora Caplan-Bricker September 28, 2023
Meditations on Cixous
Four writers reflect on the feminist theorist’s work.
Jo Mrelli, aracelis girmay, Sarah Hamerschlag, and Jules Gill-Peterson September 28, 2023
Two Paths for Diasporism
Daniel Boyarin’s The No-State Solution seeks to revive the idea of Jews as a “diaspora nation,” but reduces a powerful repository of political templates to a dissident subculture.
Julie E. Cooper September 28, 2023
Dream I Tell You
“It writes itself unanalyzed / The dream commands my hand”
DAYS September 28, 2023
Office Hours
Kathy Ottersten
“You take the risk to save lives. Maybe that’s how you love people.”
Hannah Gold September 28, 2023
Excerpt from Manhattan
“Who cared about the rest of the world? I had reading for all time.”
Hélène Cixous September 28, 2023
After the Hit-and-Run
Can restorative justice offer crash victims like me—and the drivers who harmed us—the healing we need?
Mari Cohen September 28, 2023
Reading Baldwin After Kanye
A conversation about James Baldwin’s 1967 essay, “Negroes are Anti-Semitic Because They are Anti-White.”
nyle fort, Marc Lamont Hill, Daniel May, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and Ben Ratskoff September 28, 2023
Porzellan Manufaktur Allach
Robert Russell’s recent exhibition exposes idyllic trinkets as sites of Nazi domination and imagination.
Rotem Rozental September 28, 2023
Light Among The Nations
For Yoram Hazony, the founder of the National Conservative movement, Israel is an illiberal model for the international nationalist brigade.
Suzanne Schneider September 28, 2023
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