Sigal Samuel argues that Zionism wasn’t “kidnapped” in Saul Friedlander’s sense, but can be understood in terms of the Talmudic category tinok shenishba — literally, a captured infant.
Holocaust historian Saul Friedlander says that Zionism was ‘kidnapped’ by the right, but Emily Hauser disagrees. The right didn’t have to take it — the silent middle handed it over.
John Roberts claimed at his Supreme Court confirmation that his job is like an umpire’s. But J.J. Goldberg writes that upending precedent is exactly what has come to define his court.
The recent Supreme Court decision on public prayer pointed to the invisibility of religious minorities, writes Michael Helfand. Why else couldn’t the town be bothered to include them?
Israeli leaders are cheering the victory of India’s Narendra Modi. The Hindu nationalist is seen as a possible ally against the Muslim world, J.J. Goldberg writes.
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