Israel & Zionism

Before Dara Horn’s People Love Dead Jews, and before Bari Weiss’s “Everybody Hates the Jews,” there was Cynthia Ozick’s still powerful and urgent essay in Esquire.

Oct. 18 2021 12:01AM

The word is freighted with both theological and national meaning, which points not just to a semantic tension but to a permanent tension within Jewish identity itself.

Oct. 11 2021 12:01AM

With the election of a new chairman happening soon, a former spokesman for the Jewish world’s biggest nonprofit joins us to examine its past and future.

Oct. 8 2021 12:02AM

As rockets flew this past spring, my small Minnesota town found itself divided, which set me on a mission: to convene my neighbors face to face. A new film helped me set the stage.

Oct. 6 2021 12:01AM

Spy thrillers of the soul.

Henry George
Sept. 27 2021 12:01AM

Where Israel once aligned with Turkey and Iran against the Arab states, it now finds itself aligned with those former enemies against Turkey and Iran.

Sept. 27 2021 12:01AM

In all but one of the instances in which “rights” appear in the Israeli declaration, they refer to a collective right, not an individual one.

Sept. 23 2021 12:01AM

The philosopher in black turtleneck, black trousers, black shoes, and black yarmulke pacing the stage with a microphone skinning the Jews alive.

Sept. 10 2021 12:01AM

S. Ansky’s radical yeshiva boys used to seem unreal. But observing today’s political scene has taught me to understand them.

Sept. 9 2021 12:01AM

Despite his many paradoxes, it is possible to fit the Zionist leader’s positions into a single, comprehensive worldview. In fact, to read him faithfully, it’s necessary.

Aug. 30 2021 12:01AM

Jabotinsky was the rare political leader who devoted as much time to artistic pursuits as to his political activities. What can be learned from them?

Aug. 25 2021 12:04AM

The record of Jabotinsky’s practical decisions allows his disciples to reach contradictory conclusions about what he really believed, especially about religion and settlement.

Aug. 23 2021 12:01AM

The trend is disturbing, no doubt. But owning up to it is better than staying in your own comforting reality.

Aug. 19 2021 12:01AM

Although the Zionist leader tried to avoid statements that didn’t reflect his true beliefs, he wasn’t above doing so altogether. His late-in-life friendliness to religion might be one such case.

Aug. 16 2021 12:31AM