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The Spirit of Jewish Classical Education
February  

The Spirit of Jewish Classical Education

Jewish teachings have shaped Western civilization from the beginning. How can Jews build schools that encourage the rising generation to take this responsibility seriously?

The Sage and Scribe of Modern Israel
December  

The Sage and Scribe of Modern Israel

The novelist and rabbi Haim Sabato infuses tradition into fiction as well as any of the Yiddish greats. The difference? His work is unencumbered by modern angst.

The Rise of American Zionism
November  

The Rise of American Zionism

Shocked by World War I, American Jews turned to Zionism as a way to save their European brethren. Their support came at just the right moment to affect the course of Jewish history.

The Overseers of American Religion
October  

The Overseers of American Religion

The nation is fighting about religion more than ever. The reason why has as much to do with a change in the nature of the government as it does with a change in the culture.

No, Israel Isn't Falling Into China's Orbit
September  Are Israel and China Breaking Up?

No, Israel Isn’t Falling Into China’s Orbit

Much has been made about the Jewish state’s growing ties with China. But those ties are loosening, and if a new cold war is in the offing, Jerusalem won’t be on Beijing’s side.

The Changing Faces of Israel's Settlement Movement
August  

The Changing Faces of Israel’s Settlement Movement

What was 50 years ago a small band of religious farmer-soldiers has grown into a varied network of nearly half a million. Who are Israel’s settlers and what do they really believe?

The Apocalyptic Visions of Jacob Taubes and Meir Kahane
July  

The Apocalyptic Visions of Jacob Taubes and Meir Kahane

As 1970s America unraveled, both radicals posed “uncomfortable questions for comfortable Jews.” What did they ask, and are conditions ripe for similar figures to emerge?

Can a Renewed Alliance Between Israel and Turkey Stabilize the Middle East?
June  Will Israel and Turkey Work It Out?

Can a Renewed Alliance Between Israel and Turkey Stabilize the Middle East?

In 1949, Turkey was the first Muslim nation to recognize Israel, but in the last few decades their relationship has hit the rocks. Can recent signs of rapprochement be trusted?

French Jews on the Tightrope
May  

French Jews on the Tightrope

Threatened by Islamist violence on the one hand and an increasingly radical secularism on the other, the largest group of Jews in Europe is caught in a predicament. Is there a way out?

Jerusalem on the Atlantic
April  The Spirit of Jewish Florida

Jerusalem on the Atlantic

Jews are pouring into south Florida by the thousands, remaking themselves and the area into one of the best places in the world for Jews to live. What’s driving this astonishing renaissance?

How Iran Thinks
March  What the West Misses about Iran

How Iran Thinks

With a new nuclear deal on the way, attention is again turning to Iran. Four recent books, plus the deal itself, suggest that America and Europe are blind to the regime’s motivating spirit.

A Dispatch From the Post-Religious Future
February  The Future of Faith

A Dispatch From the Post-Religious Future

Europe is far down the path from a gradual fading of religion to stringent ideological secularism. Is America destined to follow?

The Haredi Moment Has Arrived
January  The Jewish World's Rising Power

The Haredi Moment Has Arrived

The balance of power in the Jewish world is shifting to the ultra-Orthodox. Can conflict with the current establishment be avoided?

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Eli Spitzer, Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, Alan Cooperman and Yehoshua Pfeffer
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