Tel Aviv Review

The step-sister of Yiddish culture: Judeo-Arabic literature in Tunisia

Prof. Yosef Toby of the University of Haifa discusses the cultural golden age of Tunisian Jews.

Lincoln and the Jews

We discuss the relationship of Abraham Lincoln with the then still small and relatively uninfluential American Jewish community, and recount personal anecdotes of Prime Minister Golda Meir from Meron Medzini’s days as her press secretary.

Israel in Theory: “Israel fetish” in Western academia

We dissect the theoretical underpinnings of the writing of Israel-bashers in academia around the world.

Hitler and Atatürk: How Turkish nationalism inspired the Nazis

Dr. Stefan Ihrig explains how Turkish nationalism inspired the Nazis, and Prof. Alon Confino talks about how the Nazis imagined a world without Jews.

Were we ever socialist? The rise and fall of Israeli corporatism

Dr. Paul Shrell-Fox explains how the Jewish intellect has developed over the years; Dr. Michal Segal Arnold talks about her life as an Israeli in an Indian reservation.

Are Jews really smarter?

Dr. Paul Shrell-Fox explains how the Jewish intellect has developed over the years; Dr. Michal Segal Arnold talks about her life as an Israeli in an Indian reservation.

Babel in Zion: The inculcation of Hebrew in pre-state Israel

Dr. Liora Halperin discusses the inculcation of Hebrew in pre-state Israel; and Omri Grinberg talks about the Palestinian “children of the junction.”

Stranger among us: An Israeli’s study of the UK Palestinian diaspora

East German and radical left West German attitudes to Israel; the first ever Israeli researcher to study the UK Palestinian diaspora.

Landscape Orientalism: Early photography in the Holy Land

Dr. Edna Barromi Perlman talks about landscape photography in Israel and Prof. Yosef Salmon on the history of the relationship between Zionism and Judaism.

The myth of the cultural Jew

Prof. Ronsethal Kwall explains why even the most secular Jews have imbibed the ‘halakha,’ and Nachum Shiloh discusses the emergence of elites in Saudi Arabia.