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Judaism news and analysis from The Nation
January 19, 2023
Harvard Reverses Course After a “Nation” Exposé
The Kennedy School has decided to extend an invitation to Ken Roth, the former head of Human Rights Watch, after a
cover story revealed that his fellowship was initially vetoed because of his criticisms of Israel.
December 7, 2022
Kanye, the Religious Right, and the Upsurge in Anti-Semitism
On this episode of
The Time of Monsters
, Sarah Posner discusses the cultural and political alliances holding the GOP together.
November 17, 2022
How a Defender of American Empire Became a Dissenter
A conversation with Lyle Jeremy Rubin about the complicated ideology of the marine corps, America’s obsession with war, and his new memoir
Pain Is Weakness Leaving the Body
October 4, 2022
Olga Tokarczuk’s Panoramic Novel of Jewish Poland
A work defined by its narrative elasticity,
The Books of Jacob
tells the story of a false messiah not through his eyes but through the vibrant and now lost world around him.
August 5, 2022
Jewish Law Permits Abortion—So Is There a Case to Restore Reproductive Rights?
The Supreme Court’s transformation into a theocracy creates a Jewish First Amendment argument for abortion.
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February 23, 2022
Claudio Lomnitz and the Vertigo of Translation
In his generations-spanning new book, the anthropologist tracks the story of Jewish life in Latin America through the travails of one family.
January 12, 2022
How the Left Alienates Jews
Jewish voices are too often excluded from precisely the conversations they should be leading.
April 19, 2021
Was Marx Also a Social Democrat?
In a new book, Shlomo Avineri explores the social democratic impulses and Jewish origins of Karl Marx.
November 30, 2020
The Last Few Years Have Spelled a Resounding End to the ‘Jewish Vote’
There is no longer just one Jewish community. There are several, and they are increasingly at loggerheads.
September 26, 2019
A New Generation of Jewish Activists Is Transforming Judaism Itself
Atalia Omer’s new book considers how American Jews are making solidarity with Palestinians a central feature of their spiritual practice and identity.