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Subscribers: Our Fall Issue Is Here!

Dear Reader,

We’re releasing our Fall issue today! And we’re excited to announce that subscribers can now read every article in the new issue online, even before the print magazine is delivered. From now on, with your digital subscription, you will receive a PDF copy of the issue and also have early access to all of the articles on our website, in advance of the general public.

To access the digital issue, please follow these instructions:

  1. LOG IN: Click here to log into your Jewish Currents account. (If you have a subscription but have not yet set up a password, click the “Having trouble logging in?” option and you will receive a link to do so.)

  2. ONLINE ARTICLES: Head to our magazine issues page, select the latest issue, and peruse! All articles with a lock icon have not yet been made available to the public, but they will be available to you.

  3. DIGITAL PDF: On the left side of the user dashboard, you will see a list of “Portal Pages.” Navigate to the “Issues” page, and click on the cover of any issue to be directed to a readable PDF. To make the PDF full screen, use the rectangle icon on the bottom right corner of the PDF frame. To zoom in, use the slide bar towards the plus sign.

We’re very excited about the issue! Here’s some of what you’ll find inside:

  • Suzanne Schneider writes about Israel’s emerging National Conservative movement, whose founder Yoram Hazony sees settlement life as a model for right-wing nation-states around the globe.

  • Mari Cohen explores a new effort to offer restorative justice to victims and perpetrators of traffic violence—and tries to come to terms with her feelings toward the person who hit her with a car and fled the scene two years ago.

  • In a deep-dive report, Alex Kane digs into the Biden administration’s refusal to rethink the US–Israel relationship despite the extremism of Israel’s government.

  • A special folio about the francophone feminist theorist Hélène Cixous features a wide-ranging conversation between Cixous and Claire Schwartz; meditations on her work by Jo Mrelli, aracelis girmay, Sarah Hammerschlag, and Jules Gill-Peterson; and fiction by Cixous herself.

  • James Baldwin’s classic essay on the fraught relationships between Black and Jewish communities, along with a roundtable discussion on the subject between nyle fort, Marc Lamont Hill, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and Ben Ratskoff.

  • In reviews, Nora Caplan-Bricker considers the novels of Isabella Hammad, asking how art might prepare the individual for the political demands of collectivity, and Julie E. Cooper takes on Daniel Boyarin’s The No-State Solution, which attempts to revive the intellectual tradition of diaspora nationalism for the contemporary Jewish left.

We’re also running a special promotion: For just this week, all new subscribers will receive 25% off a subscription along with a copy of Nathan Thrall’s A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy, described by Booklist as an “unforgettable and devastating symphony of pain and outrage and a demand for responsibility.” In Thrall’s book, the structures of domination in Israel/Palestine are rendered at the human scale by way of the heart-wrenching story of the school bus accident that killed Salama’s five-year-old son. Send the subscription and the book to a friend or family member (or, if you prefer we send the book to you, email us your address when you sign up for the gift).

To send a gift subscription at 25% off and receive Nathan Thrall’s powerful new book, just use code THRALL2023 at check-out.

We hope you enjoy the issue!


Daniel May


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