Meditations in an Emergency
On climate change, the Holocaust, and messianic time
Ari M. Brostoff
Office Hours: Leny Strobel
“Do you know the mountain? Do you know the river? Do you know the trees?”
Welfare State of Exclusion
Examining the Israeli right’s ambitious program to redefine the body politic by revoking social benefits.Ben Weinberg
A Springtime of Erasure
A cartoonist reflects on a right-wing smear campaign that summoned the specter of “Degenerate Art.”Eli Valley
Portrait of a Movement
A photographer attempts to capture the face of contemporary socialism.
How to Give Yourself an Abortion
Finding strength in brokenness after a traumatic trip to Israel
Jewish Currents interviews the authors of A Planet to Win about the radical potential of the Green New Deal.
Kaddish for David Berman
His albums took up the grand project of Jewishness, to which he came honestly: wrestling with God, playing the stranger.
Arielle Angel and Nathan Goldman
“Sister, when we found the hare, / a wounded emigrant in our yard, / it was already dying—it wasn’t our fault”
“How does / a story break?”
Doron Langberg and the New Queer Intimism
An emerging movement in painting depicts everyday queer life with striking intimacy.
Why We Talk in Images
“Marion takes a deep breath; the air shimmers around her, and the floor wobbles under the bed; and Henry and Dot learn that you cannot prepare yourself, in the face of death, for death.”
Bari Weiss’s Unasked Questions
In How to Fight Anti-Semitism, a facile approach to history justifies an impoverished ethical stance.
Changing the Climate
Naomi Klein’s new collection provides a historical overview of the last decade—one that charts how far the environmental left has come.
The Courage and Cowardice of Vasily Grossman
Stalingrad represents yet another effort by the author to elevate the intimately personal over the anonymously political.
I see a past in ruins and a future in embryo