Alan Mintz


Edward Said: Inclusive Mind, Exclusive Idea

By Alan Mintz

I found out about the death of Edward Said, the Columbia University professor and advocate of the Palestinian cause, from friends in synagogue only on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. I had been too preoccupied with preparations for the holiday to see the news of his passing the day before.That night I dreamt of Said. I had been aRead More


You’re in the Army Now

By Alan Mintz

Infiltration By Yehoshua Kenaz, translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu Steerforth Press, 593 pages, $19.95.* * *The existence of the Israeli army is the fact that, above all else, makes Israel different from all Jewish communities since the wars against Rome two millennia ago. The spirit, expertise, power and even the morality of Israel’s armyRead More



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