Vol 1, No. 1 Spring 1953
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“The left has become the ideology that dare not speak its name.” —Anshel Pfeffer
In The Strange Death and Curious Rebirth of the Israeli Left, Anshel Pfeffer takes the pulse of Israel’s left wing, examining its health and prospects and dissecting the country’s complex post-Netanyahu political reality. He concludes that until it comes up with a new story to tell Israelis, the left will remain a bit player in the country it once built and ruled.
Also in this issue, Richard J. Evans looks for the roots of antisemitism in chief Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg’s formative years, and Natalie Gryvnyak explores the neighbourhood of Ukraine’s Jewish comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky. And in three enlightening book reviews, Barry Schwabsky evaluates Jewish decadence and its influence on modernity, Lauren Elkin looks back on the work of the indomitable Vivian Gornick and Raphael Zarum pays tribute to the legacy of Jonathan Sacks.