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Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer

As statues of Columbus get toppled in America, and statues of Leopold II get ripped down in Belgium, are there memorials and statues in Israel we’d be better or mothballing or melting down?

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Does Size Matter?

Would a small, “symbolic” annexation of lands in the West Bank sidestep the worst consequences of the bigger annexation authorized by the Trump peace plan?

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You Pray, You Wanna Revolution

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox have a plan, inspired by the pandemic, to make weddings smaller and cheaper. Should the rest of us do the same thing?

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You Stay to Start a Revolution!

On a hill in the foothills of Samaria, live eight young, Israeli settler women, aged 13 to 19, alone, without running water and electricity. What are they doing there?!

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You’re Gay, You Wanna Revolution?

A new documentary aims to explain the surprising success of the LGBTQA community in Israel. Why are so many LGBTQA folks hating on it?

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Defending the Haganah

For 28 years, HaHaganah fought underground to protect Jews in Palestine and to end British rule, and ever since, the organization and its fighters have been lionized in Israel as heroes. Has the time come to focus on the darkest of their deeds?

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Rest in Peace?

It’s like a koan: Is a cemetery that stopped being a cemetery more than a hundred years ago still a cemetery? (Answer: When your backhoe turns up 19th century graves, it is.)

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“The Revolt of Diaspora Jews”?

Are we seeing a “revolt” of Jews in England, America and elsewhere in the diaspora against Netanyahu’s planned annexation of territory in the West Bank?

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Virtually Palestine

What do we have to learn from virtual visits to virtual Palestine on our smartphones?

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