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Weekly Roundup - 04/22/24

This week: Israel/Palestine fellow Maya Rosen reflects on the new documentary No Other Land, and on the beleaguered co-resistance community the movie portrays.

In a conversation with scholar Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, historian Avi Shlaim discusses the political potential of the concept of “Arab-Jew,” and the contested histories which undergird it.

In a new comic, Hal Schrieve explores what it might mean to observe Passover amid a horror more terrifying than myth, and deep alienation from Jewish community and institutions.

Ahead of Passover, we are also sharing editor-in-chief Arielle Angel’s case for the seder amid the darkest times, exploring the relationship between the Jewish calendar and liberation, and an essay by Emily Filler arguing for ditching a contemporary leftist Haggadah in favor of the traditional text.

Co-Resistance at a Crossroads
As anti-Palestinian violence in the West Bank reaches new heights, a beleaguered movement gathers to reflect.
Maya Rosen
Weeping for Babylon
Avi Shlaim discusses the factors behind the exodus of Iraqi Jews and how the concept of the “Arab-Jew” can chart an alternative future.
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
Weird Passover
Hal Schrieve

From the Archive

Exodus From Now
Reflections from quarantine on the Jewish commandment to make a calendar.
Arielle Angel
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