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Weekly Roundup - 7/17/23

This week: For our Spring issue, Isabella Hammad reviews a new edition of Anton Shammas’s novel Arabesques, which mines the Hebrew language for its liberatory potential.

In the newsletter, contributing writer Elisheva Goldberg explains how rising crime in Israel’s Arab towns has its roots in the country’s abandonment of its Palestinian citizens. In a new conversation, Kate Bernheimer interviews Sabrina Orah Mark about Happily, a book of essays which uses fairy tales to explore family life. And senior reporter Alex Kane talks to Noura Erakat about how Israel’s invasion of Jenin seeks unilaterally change the laws of war.

After a week when several towns in Vermont went underwater due to flooding and wildfires continued to devastate Canada, we’re sending you senior editor Ari Brostoff’s 2019 responsa reflecting on climate change through the lens of the Holocaust and messianic time.

Exile in the Interior
In his recently reissued Hebrew novel, Anton Shammas uses the arabesque’s infinity to contest the Zionist enclosures of Palestinian life.
Isabella Hammad
“We Are in a Daily Battle for Survival”
Abandoned by the Israeli government, the country’s Palestinian citizens live at the mercy of organized crime.
Elisheva Goldberg
The Heat of an Old Tale

In her new book Happily, Sabrina Orah Mark uses fairy tale forms to open the hidden doors of family life.

Kate Bernheimer
Unpacking Israel’s Legal Fictions
Noura Erakat discusses the Jenin invasion and Israel’s efforts to unilaterally change the laws of war.
Alex Kane

From the Archive

Jewish Currents articles to revisit this week

Meditations in an Emergency
On climate change, the Holocaust, and messianic time
Ari M. Brostoff