Their Tragic Land https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/uncategorized/2013/12/their-tragic-land/

Two acclaimed new books about Israel betray a disquieting lack of moral confidence in their subject and its story

December 18, 2013 | Ruth R. Wisse
About the author: Ruth R. Wisse is a research professor at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her most recent book is No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (2013, paperback 2015).

The covers of Like Dreamers by Yossi Klein Halevi and My Promised Land by Ari Shavit.

The story of the Jews was told so effectively in the Hebrew Bible that it shaped and sustained them as a people from that time to this. But what happens now?

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