July/August 2017 | Table of Contents

By | Jul 12, 2017


Who’s Afraid of Dorit Rabinyan?
The Israeli author became a literary superstar when Israel’s Education Minister called her novel depicting a Palestinian-Israeli romance a threat to Jewish identity and pulled it from the nation’s schools.
by Marilyn Cooper


Playing To Win
Sheldon Adelsons launch of Israel Hayom changed the course of Israeli politics. Will the hard-charging casino magnate have the same luck in Las Vegas?
by Wesley G. Pippert and Nadine Epstein

Summer Film Section

A Moment Symposium

Favorite Jewish movie scenes
Starring Carl Reiner, Mayim Bialik, Lee Grant, Leonard Maltin,   Kenneth Turan & others.
Interviews by Marilyn Cooper

Jewish Movies to Watch On a Rainy Day

Jewish Roles Played by Non-Jews

Favorite Movie Rabbis

Lunch With Woody (Allen)
After writing an unauthorized biography, the author finally has the lunch of his dreams.
by David Evanier

From The Editor
Observations from China
by Nadine Epstein

The Conversation 


A peace deal doesn’t need to be ‘beautiful’ 
by Shmuel Rosner

Are Jews historical artifacts in Europe?
by Naomi Ragen

Waiting for Gadot
by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Would a President Pence be good for the Jews?
by Judith Lynn Failer

Opinion Interview

Dani Dayan: A settler leader turned diplomat 
by Nadine Epstein

Jewish Word

Golem: the mutable monster 
by Marilyn Cooper 

Visual Moment

Tel Aviv’s forgotten Ottoman fountain 
by Noah Phillips

Top Ten

The best Jewish web series 
by Ellen Wexler

Ask The Rabbis 

What is the Jewish relationship to time? 


“On Once Ditching Hebrew School”
by Robert Manaster 

Talk of the Table

Where pickle magic happens
by Bonnie S. Benwick 


The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew
reviewed by Michael Brenner  

Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification
reviewed by Nilly Harag

For Two Thousand Years
reviewed by Dara Horn

Cartoon Caption Contest

Spice Box