Psychoanalysis may serve as good meeting point between the calling of universalism and the value of pluralism, which has long since been the bane of multiculturalism
The Tel Aviv Review
Guil Bonstein, musical editor and expert on history of slavery and Caribbean history, discussed the contemporary relevancy of The Slave Ship: A Human History by American maritime historian Marcus Rediker, which recently came out in Hebrew, thanks to him.
One of the basic tenets of most theories of the nation is that concepts like self-determination, sovereignty, and self-sufficiency are sine qua non for states. But some states — “phantom states” — have most of the attributes of sovereign states, except, well, sovereignty. One such “phantom state” is Palestine.
Prof. David Biale of the Department of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis, talks about his recently published “Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought.”
For Polish social psychologist Michal Bilewicz, the Righteous Among the Nations serve as a case study for human behavior at times of great distress – and this group also affects the way the Holocaust is studied and remembered.
Dr Yehuda Mirsky, associate professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University and author of the first biography of the maverick theologian and spiritual father of the settler movement to appear in English in over half a century.
In the early years of statehood, Israeli culture was teeming with references to Africa. Israel’s fascination with the black continent derived from particular cultural, political and social contexts that are analyzed in a new book.
Dr Daniel Gordis, author of “Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel’s Soul,” explains why Israel’s sixth prime minister was the country’s most “Jewish” leader.