Ten Days of Introspection

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (April 24, 2017) – The international community commemorates the Holocaust in January, on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The Jewish world commemorates the Holocaust in April, on the anniversary of the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. The international commemoration implicitly celebrates the Allied forces’ defeat of […]

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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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