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Israel in Space
June  

Israel in Space

In the shadow of October 7, the story of Israel’s rapidly growing space industry is easily overlooked. But it holds many of the keys for the nation’s future survival.

The Exodus Project: A Jewish Answer to the University Crisis
May  The Campus Crisis

The Exodus Project: A Jewish Answer to the University Crisis

American Jews feel betrayed by the very institutions they helped build. It’s time for young Jews to go to colleges and universities that welcome and embrace them.

Jewish Studies against the Jews
May  The Campus Crisis

Jewish Studies against the Jews

As America’s universities catch fire and its Jewish students grow more fearful, the field most likely to have something to say has remained silent—or worse. How did it go wrong?

Is War With Lebanon Imminent?
April  

Is War With Lebanon Imminent?

As both sides escalate by the day and as the fighting in Gaza simmers down, many Israelis are growing convinced that full-scale war with Hizballah is unavoidable. Are they right?

What Artificial Intelligence Has In Store for Judaism
March  

What Artificial Intelligence Has In Store for Judaism

AI has the potential to change the way Jews study Torah, observe Jewish law, work with rabbis, and teach their children. Will Jews resist those changes or welcome them?

The Very Model of a New York Intellectual
February  

The Very Model of a New York Intellectual

Abraham Cahan was one of America’s first great Jewish newspapermen, and set an example of independent thinking that the nation could sorely use today.

What Would Ben-Gurion Do?
January  

What Would Ben-Gurion Do?

Israel’s founding father argued for a conception of politics uniquely tailored to the Jewish state. Fifty years after his death, his country could use it more than ever.

Ecstasy and Amnesia in the Gaza Strip
November  

Ecstasy and Amnesia in the Gaza Strip

Three catastrophes, all marked by euphoria at the start and denial at the end, have shaped the Palestinian predicament. Has the fourth arrived, and is the same dynamic playing out?

The Hidden Calculation Behind the Yom Kippur War
October  The Yom Kippur War at 50 Years

The Hidden Calculation Behind the Yom Kippur War

It’s long been the greatest question about the war: why Israel waited to be attacked. But what if it was convinced to wait by its closest ally, the United States?

The Perennial Power of the Nakba
September  

The Perennial Power of the Nakba

How generations of Arab thinkers and leaders tried to turn the humiliation of their losses to Israel into a springboard to launch their nations into an enchanted new age.

I.L. Peretz and the Golden Chain
August  

I.L. Peretz and the Golden Chain

The great Yiddish writer envisioned an unbroken transmission of Jewishness through the generations, from biblical prophets to talmudic sages to literary giants like Heine—and himself.

The Looming War Over Israel’s Law of Return
July  The New Dividing Line in Israeli Politics

The Looming War Over Israel’s Law of Return

Over the coming years, Israel’s most famous law will become an object of political gamesmanship and a potential tool for demographic engineering—no matter who will be in power.