Tel Aviv Review

Tough Love or Tough Luck? EU and the Middle East Peace Process

Hugh Lovatt of the European Council on Foreign Relations explains the EU dilemmas regarding Israel, Palestine and an elusive peace.

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Fraught Friends: Israel and the EU, Past and Present

Israel and the EU were both founded following WWII – Israel would protect the Jews and the EU would inoculate the continent from another war. Yet their relationship with each other has been uneven. Dr. Maya Sion of Hebrew University explains why.

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Cherchez Les Femmes

Dr Rachel Mesch, professor of French and English at Yeshiva University, discusses her new book “Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France.”

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The Crypto-Jews of the Mid-Atlantic

Ronnie Perelis discusses his book “Narratives from the Sephardic Atlantic,” a collective biography of three Iberian crypto Jews in the late 16th and 17th centuries

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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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