Catch 67

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Apr. 9, 2017) – Micha Goodman is one of the most interesting young scholars of Judaism in Israel today. His books on two seminal works of Medieval Jewish philosophy – Moses Maimonides’ Moreh Nevuchim and Yehuda Halevi’s Kuzari – have been bestsellers in Israel, as has his third book on Deuteronomy, […]

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The historic miracle of Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (March 28, 2017) – George Steiner, the celebrated literary critic and exponent of contemporary thought, describes himself as a proud, though non-practicing, Jew: “The highest nobility is to have belonged to a people that has never humiliated another people.” That makes him, in words spoken to the French journalist Laure Adler, […]

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The body and the soul of Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (March 22, 2017) – The received wisdom in Israel today is that Iran is the greatest threat to its security, perhaps to its very existence. Prime Minister Netanyahu is the most vociferous proponent of this view; he speaks of it often, perhaps never more forcefully than when he addressed the United […]

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Israel’s past, present and future Prime Minister

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (March 16, 2017) – Prime Minister Netanyahu is in the air a lot nowadays. Soon after returning from Washington and the love-in with President Trump, he flew to Australia on an official visit. Shortly thereafter he went to Moscow to make sure that President Putin controls his clients in and around […]

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