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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
Watch Our Conversation on the Rising Power of Haredi Judaism
Isaac Babel's Guide to Life and Death
December  

Isaac Babel’s Guide to Life and Death

The great Russian Jewish writer was caught between revolution and daily life, Bolsheviks and Jews, a desire to kill and an inability to pull the trigger. Did he ever choose?

How Israel’s Declaration of Independence Became Its Constitution
November  

How Israel’s Declaration of Independence Became Its Constitution

Israel’s founders made little of the declaration at the time. It took decades of work by figures of widely different political stripes to make it the towering document it is today.

The Eternal Return of Ethel Rosenberg
October  

The Eternal Return of Ethel Rosenberg

A much-loved new biography argues that the convicted Soviet spy “betrayed no one.” How has the myth of her innocence become so untethered from the evidence of her guilt?

September 11 from 1981 to 2031
September  A Story of Six Septembers

September 11 from 1981 to 2031

America has been learning and forgetting the lessons of 2001 for decades. It’s now in the midst of forgetting them again. Will the same result follow?

The Jabotinsky Paradox
August  

The Jabotinsky Paradox

How could the man who at one point openly scorned religion also be the forefather of the political coalition that ensured for it a key place in Israeli life?