On Loving Jews
For Jews engaged in Palestine solidarity work, what might be gained by refusing excommunication from our own communities?
Office Hours: Vitaly
“If I can’t come into the classroom ready to listen, it’s not an abolitionist space.”
Ritchie Torres Is the Future of “Pro-Israel” Politics
While lawmakers of color have challenged the Democratic consensus on Israel, the Bronx congressman has become a powerful voice for upholding the status quo.Alex Kane
The Long Reach of Restraint
For Israel’s Supreme Court, to exercise power might be to lose it.Elisheva Goldberg
An illustrated correspondence
Nicholas Muellner and Helen Betya Rubinstein
What We Did: How the Jewish Communist Left Failed the Palestinian Cause
A reckoning with the events of 1948, when the American Jewish Communist left—and the magazine that later became Jewish Currents—abandoned the idea of a single state in Palestine with equal rights for all.
Dorothy M. Zellner
“It’s Jewish blood that’s bringing the German people together.”
Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
When Settler Becomes Native
Examining the claim of Jewish indigeneity in the land of Israel
“The AIDS Crisis is Still Beginning”
In Gregg Bordowitz’s decades of aesthetic experimentation, ritualized attention to the present is a route to the past and the future.
“onto the cellophane snack bags / blown into corners and a few / resplendent sunbleached cans you projected / a prefabricated sorrow”
A TABLEAU OF ASPIRATION OR FRANKLIN SITTING ON THE SOLITARY GARDEN DECK CHAIR IN 1973’s A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING
“narcotized rage / is all the rage”
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
In The Netanyahus, Joshua Cohen tries and fails to reanimate the canonical Jewish American novel.
What the Record Doesn’t Show
By offering the group as a model for present-day politics, Sarah Schulman’s history of ACT UP reproduces the movement’s failures and exclusions.
Portraits of Empire
George W. Bush’s recent book of paintings betrays liberal empire’s role not as fascism’s alternative but as its co-conspirator.