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Understanding Apartheid
Embracing a radical critique of Israeli apartheid is a precondition for bringing it to a just end.
Noura Erakat and John Reynolds November 1, 2022
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Point of No Return
Palestinians cannot turn back the hands of time. But we might still imagine a world beyond exile.
Dylan Saba October 24, 2022
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The Embattled Edward Said
Facing attacks on multiple fronts, Said nevertheless continued to challenge Israel’s monopoly on representations of Palestine.
Nubar Hovsepian September 21, 2022
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Answering Said’s Call
While discourse on Israel-Palestine has shifted for the better since 1989, meeting Said’s challenge will require American Jewish intellectuals to recognize that Palestinian equality and Jewish safety are ultimately intertwined.
Peter Beinart September 21, 2022
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Therapy Was Never Secular
Reclaiming the religious roots of mental healthcare.
hannah baer September 14, 2022
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Refusing to Bury the Living
Emigrating from the USSR to the US meant fleeing one system of mass incarceration for another.
Egina Manachova May 9, 2022
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Bela’s Pilgrim
The story of my salvation
Bela Shayevich April 25, 2022
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Darkness in the Holy Land
An introduction to the Haggadah of the Black Panthers in Israel.
Reuven Abergel April 13, 2022
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חושך מצרים בארץ הקודש
מבוא להגדת הפנתרים השחורים
Reuven Abergel April 13, 2022
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The Soul of the Worker
A mid-century Chabad writer protests the “shidduch” between socialism and secularism.
Eli Rubin April 11, 2022
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A Lesson in Arabic Grammar by Toni Morrison
On the syntax of relation
Adania Shibli March 21, 2022
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The Education of Desire
On putting the world back together
Dionne Brand March 21, 2022
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The Matter of Who’s Who
On solving for race
Lauren Michele Jackson March 21, 2022
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Handle with Care
On invisible ink and archival imagination
Simone Browne March 21, 2022
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Reading Otherwise
On kinship, racial pedagogy, and reading as revision
Claire Schwartz March 21, 2022
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A Sound Without a Source
Ghédalia Tazartès undermined any assumptions of origins, creating music, and living a life, proper to his diasporic condition.
Joe Bucciero February 14, 2022
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From Minneapolis to Jerusalem
On Black–Palestinian solidarity
Hannah Black October 25, 2021
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Reclaiming the Covenant of Fate
As American Jewry’s Zionist consensus crumbles, we must learn to address one another across communal divides.
Peter Beinart September 20, 2021
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The Nakba Demands Justice
Reckoning with the ongoing Palestinian catastrophe means giving the land back.
Kaleem Hawa May 14, 2021
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Teshuvah: A Jewish Case for Palestinian Refugee Return
Given our history, how can Jews deny another people the right to return to their homeland?
Peter Beinart May 11, 2021
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This Is Not a #YomHaShoah Instagram Post
If I give you my grandparents’ stories, what will you do with them, dear “followers,” and friends, and “friends”?
Helen Betya Rubinstein April 8, 2021
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The Radical Case for the Traditional Haggadah
Leftist seders often use versions of the Passover text that articulate contemporary political commitments—but the classical haggadah allows us to make our politics our own.
Emily Filler March 25, 2021
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“Is He Jewish?”
On the Lox Club, an exclusive new dating app, an obsession with Jewish continuity papers over an absence of Jewish content.
Mari Cohen March 3, 2021
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This Is Not a Secret Jewish History of Stan Lee
The comics creator barely thought of himself as a Jew. What does it mean when fans and critics claim him as one?
Abraham Josephine Riesman February 26, 2021
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