Special Summer Double Issue 2022
What makes a word Jewish? We look back on the origins and evolution of some of our favorite words including mensch, glitch and Jewish geography. Moment’s Europe editor Liam Hoare explores efforts to combat deep-seated anti-Semitism in Malmö, Sweden. Marshall Breger describes what he learned during his recent trip to Saudi Arabia; Naomi Ragen details a schism in the wealthy and politically powerful Gur Hasidic dynasty in Israel; Gershom Gorenberg reflects on coming to terms with Ukraine’s complicated Jewish history; and Letty Cottin Pogrebin shines a spotlight on Jewish settlers in the West Bank who terrorize their Palestinian neighbors. “Moment Debate” pits legal journalist Dahlia Lithwick and historian Tevi Troy against each other on the question of whether we are losing our democracy. “Ask the Rabbis” ponders the equally timely question: Does Jewish law offer guidance on how to fight a war? A special expanded “Visual Moment” provides a rare glimpse into the innocence of Europe in 1934, In these never-before-seen streetscapes, an American high school student captured Jewish life on the streets that soon became the Warsaw Ghetto.