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Weekly Roundup - 7/24/23

This week: For our Spring issue Chevruta, Torah scholar Laynie Solomon and feminist theorist Sophie Lewis discuss the biblical mandate to “be fruitful and multiply.” Senior editor Ari Brostoff interviews Sara Marcus about her new book Political Disappointment, where she traces how we can hold on to the objects of our aspirations in the face of political loss. And contributing editor Joshua Leifer explores how the recent Israeli incursions into Jenin highlight the Palestinian Authority’s increasing fragility.

Plus, in a new episode of On the Nose, we’re sharing the audio version of Solomon and Lewis’s conversation.

Must We Have Children?
An investigation of the biblical injunction to “be fruitful and multiply.”
Laynie Soloman
The PA’s Slow-Motion Collapse
In the aftermath of Israel’s attack on Jenin, the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to regain legitimacy risk hastening its potentially terminal decline.
Joshua Leifer
A Century of Disappointment
In her new book Political Disappointment, Sara Marcus excavates historical responses to political loss that might help us hold on to our radical aspirations.
Ari M. Brostoff
Chevruta: Be Fruitful and Multiply?

Torah scholar Laynie Soloman and feminist theorist Sophie Lewis study a Talmudic text that complicates the biblical injunction to procreate.