Tel Aviv Review

The Right to Culture: A Right in Its Own Right?

Edna Harel-Fisher, a research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute and a former legal adviser to several government bodies, discusses her position paper on the government’s role in financing culture as part of ensuring the freedom of expression – before, during and after Miri Regev.

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My Israel: A Neo-Zionist Awakening

Sara Haetzni-Cohen, the director of My Israel, a grassroots organization dedicated to promote Zionism online and a columnist in the weekly Makor Rishon newspaper, explains the role of the hard right in challenging Likud centrists and center-left moderates alike.

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Anti-Globalization Goes Global

Veteran foreign affairs reporter Nadav Eyal has hung out with miners in Pennsylvania, Molotov-cocktail wielding anarchists in Greece and neo-Nazis in Germany. Does globalization provide the unifying context for some of the most powerful, and worrying, political movements of our age?

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Who Is a Gentile?

Rabbi Sigalit Ur, a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, discusses her study encompassing hundreds of dialogues between Jews and Gentiles in Rabbinic literature.

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Avishai Margalit on Betrayal

Avishai Margalit discusses his book “On Betrayal,” a philosophical exploration of the similarities and differences between adultery, treason and apostasy as well as other forms of breach of trust.

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Church, State and Hospital: Haredi Encounters With Healthcare Services

Dr Ben Kasstan, medical anthropologist at the University of Sussex and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discusses his new book “Making Bodies Kosher: The Politics of Reproduction Among Haredi Jews in England.”

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The Jewsraelis: Portrait of a People, Portrait of a Nation

Shmuel Rosner, journalist, editor and senior research fellow at JPPI discusses his new book, “Israeli Judaism,” an attempt at a snapshot of current Israeli attitudes towards Judaism as a religion, as peoplehood and as tradition.

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What’s Eating Russian Artists?

Liza Rozovsky writes about contemporary Russian culture under ongoing forms of political oppression, alongside artistic expressions of the experiences former Soviet immigrants to Israel. Her subjects touch on alienation, marginalization, subversion and defiance in literature, drama, art and politics.

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We Forgave the Germans, and Then We Were Friends

How did Ben Gurion and first post-war German chancellor Konrad Adenauer become sincere political allies just a few years after the end of the war? David Witzthum, historian and longtime journalist, explores how Germany and Israel built a critical and controversial political alliance.

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Ben-Gurion: An Intimate Portrait

Historian and journalist Dr Tom Segev discusses his new book, “A State at all Costs: The Life of David Ben-Gurion,” a new biography of Israel’s founding father that draws heavily on his newly declassified personal papers.

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