Tel Aviv Review

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

Why are young Israeli Jews, three generations after the Holocaust, moving to Germany in droves? Who are they, how do they explain their choices, and what are the reactions back home? Political scientist Hadas Cohen asked them.

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If You Build It: Jewish Architecture Throughout the Centuries

Contributors to the book, “Jewish Religious Architecture: From Biblical Israel to Modern Judaism,” discuss the role of aesthetics and functionality for a predominantly text-based faith

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Well-Behaved Orthodox Journalists Seldom Make History

Orthodox journalists Sivan Rahav-Meir and Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt discuss the media, religion and gender in a panel discussion held at Yeshiva University in New York.

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Judaism for Dummies?

Jess Olson, Associate Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, discusses his book “Jewish Culture: A Quick Immersion.” Is the title not a contradiction in terms?

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I’ll Have What She’s Having

Adeena Sussman’s new Israeli cookbook “Sababa” took the food world by storm, and everyone else. With prose as effortless as her recipes look, she tells the story of her life in Israel through the best edibles on offer, filtered through Israel’s kaleidoscope of cultures.

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Death of the Children, Flight of the Birds

Acclaimed novelist Colum McCann’s newest novel confronts pain so deep, it can only be dismantled and reassembled as images. “Apeirogon” uses a unique literary form to make meaning out of trauma in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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My Neighbor, My Kapo

Between 1950-1972, dozens of former Jewish kapos stood trial in Israel, yet their story is almost entirely unknown. Prof. Dan Porat’s new book, a 2019 National Jewish Book Award finalist, sheds light on these incredible cases.

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Israeli and Palestinian Literature as Critique

Exploring the relevance of political economy to literary criticism, Dr. Kfir Cohen Lustig offers a new understanding of Israeli, Palestinian and World literature.

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More Jewish, Less Democratic?

Rabbi Hara Person, the Chief Executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, offers insights into how Reform Rabbis, whose finger is on the Jewish-American pulse virtually more than anyone else, can communicate Israel to their communities and vice-versa.

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Existential Frets: The Rise and Fall of Jean-Paul Sartre in the Arab World

Dr Yoav Di Capua, professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in Arab intellectual history, discusses his new book “No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean Paul Sartre and Decolonization.”

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