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Selected Essays

The War Against the Jews

Sapir, October-November 2023

The war is not just against Israel, but against Jews everywhere. Jews will need to learn how to fight back.

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The Rebirth of Israel?

Jewish Journal, April 20, 2023

The current crisis presents a historic opportunity to refashion the Jewish state in a way that embraces the original aims of the founding: protecting both democratic rights and freedoms and also the unique Jewish character of the state.

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Aliyah of the Mind

Jerusalem Post, September 3, 2019

The future of our people depends on every Jew building their deeper Zionist mental muscles, learning Hebrew, immersing in our history, and then creating communities of action. (with Adam Scott Bellos)

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Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry

The Tower Magazine, June-July 2017

After decades of ominous demographic statistics, the American Jewish community faces a stark choice about its future. Can Israeli culture offer a way out?

The Mind of the President

The Tower Magazine, June 2016

What revelations about the Iran deal tell us about America’s new guiding philosophy in the world.

Of Utopian Dreamers and the Israeli Spirit

The Tower Magazine, October 2013

Yossi Klein Halevi’s riveting, majestic book explores the anger, the love, and powerful dreams of the last generation as seen through the eyes of the paratroopers who shaped its history.

Virtually Normal

The New Republic, June 11, 2008

Is Israel like any other country?

Eliezer Berkovits, Theologian of Zionism

Azure, Spring 2004

Why statehood is not only vital for protecting Jewish interests, but central to Jewish faith.

Plowshares into Swords: The Lost Biblical Ideal of Peace

Azure, Winter 1998

The Bible’s vision of peace differs markedly from what one may think.

There's a lot more

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