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“You Cannot Unsee This Image”
Rashid Khalidi on the colonial logic that devalues eyewitness accounts of the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh
Dylan Saba May 17, 2022
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Assuming the Perspective of the Ancestor
Philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on building constructive, future-oriented politics, at scale.
Claire Schwartz May 3, 2022
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Waiting on the French Left to Decolonize Itself
Houria Bouteldja and Françoise Vergès on the French Presidential Elections.
Claire Schwartz April 8, 2022
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The Limitations of the Scream
Filmmaker Nadav Lapid discusses the difficulty—and dangers—of attempting to cast off his Israeli identity.
Corey Atad April 6, 2022
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Reclaiming a Minor Literature
The editor of diasporic Hebrew journal Mikan Ve’eylakh seeks to recover the possibilities of Hebrew language not tied to the State of Israel.
Maya Rosen February 21, 2022
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Activestills and the Making of a Decolonial Archive
Members of the Israel/Palestine-based photo collective explain their approach to their work.
Alex Kane January 28, 2022
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A Logic of Elimination
Historian Lorenzo Veracini discusses settler colonialism, Zionism, and decolonial futures.
Abe Silberstein January 11, 2022
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Meir Kahane’s Long Shadow
The far-right activist and politician died in disgrace, but Shaul Magid’s new book argues that his ideas have shaped mainstream American Judaism.
Raphael Magarik November 24, 2021
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“I Campaigned on Right, Not on Fear”
If he loses due to his support for BDS, Florida congressional candidate Omari Hardy says his “conscience will be clear.”
Alex Kane October 25, 2021
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For the Sake of Truth
Poet and activist Mohammed El-Kurd discusses his debut collection, the vexed meanings of visibility, and the long history of Palestinian freedom struggles.
Claire Schwartz October 21, 2021
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Selling the Holocaust
Three writers and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, including Plunder author Menachem Kaiser, discuss the conventions of the “3G memoir” and the commodification of Holocaust stories.
Arielle Angel, Maia Ipp, and Menachem Kaiser July 28, 2021
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What We Talk About When We Talk About “Intermarriage”
The Jewish Currents editorial staff takes on “Jewish continuity.”
Jewish Currents June 30, 2021
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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
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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
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The TikTok Generation Takes to the Streets of Jerusalem
Fayrouz Sharqawi, director of the Jerusalem-based organization Grassroots Al-Quds, discusses emerging forms of mobilization across Palestine.
Dana El Kurd May 21, 2021
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Portrait of a Siege
Jehad al-Saftawi’s photographs in My Gaza make up an intimate archive of daily life amid destruction.
Lakshmi Padmanabhan May 10, 2021
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Ghost in the Machine
Intellectual historian Peter E. Gordon discusses the role of theology and secularization in the work of the Frankfurt School philosophers.
Nathan Goldman March 16, 2021
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The Collective Work of Abolition
Organizer and educator Mariame Kaba discusses transformative justice, refusing a politics of revenge, and her new book, We Do This ‘Til We Free Us.
Claire Schwartz February 25, 2021
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The Queer Art of Divorce
Composer Ethan Philbrick and novelist Torrey Peters discuss what it means to make art and community after a marriage ends.
Haley Mlotek February 17, 2021
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Loving By Knowing Less
Performer Sharon Mashihi discusses using autofiction to arrive at the truth of the first-generation experience in her new audio series, Appearances.
Sandra Fox February 11, 2021
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Siege Mentality
The Jewish Currents editorial staff discusses what the Capitol putsch means for the right and the left.
The Editors January 12, 2021
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White Savior Cinema
A conversation with Palestinian German director Lexi Alexander about Wonder Woman’s promotion of Arab stereotypes, her experiences of racism behind the camera, and the stakes of accurately portraying marginalized communities on screen.
Rebecca Pierce January 8, 2021
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Visions in Penal Time
Scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood discusses how incarcerated artists navigate the constraints of the prison’s built environment.
Zoé Samudzi January 4, 2021
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The Palestinian Cause at a Moment of Transition
On the eve of the Biden administration, after the manifest failure of Oslo, four Palestinian thinkers ask: Where do we go from here?
Inès Abdel Razek, Salem Barahmeh, Dana El Kurd, and Fadi Quran December 21, 2020
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