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From the February 2013 issue

To the Editor: Josef Joffe’s call to the American public [“The Turn Away from Europe,” November 2012] is intended to strengthen America’s military commitment to Europe....

To the Editor: The premise of Ben Cohen’s piece, “Europe’s Assault on Jewish Ritual” [November 2012], is misleading in its body as well as in its...

As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regime’s chemical weapons and whether Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will...

Our news media suffer from a terrible supply-side problem. The number of people paid to offer opinions greatly outstrips the number of things worth having...

I spent sixteen weeks at the center. Today’s my first day out. First I went for groceries. Then I put the groceries away. Almonds grown three...

To review favorably a work by Herman Wouk, America’s only prominent Orthodox Jewish novelist, is to break with long-standing Commentary precedent. Ever since his early...

To the Editor: Michael Moynihan argues convincingly in “False Friends” [November 2012] that fascists in Europe must not be allowed to get away with what he...

Neither the senate nor the House of Representatives had voted on the proposed agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and spending cuts...

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956By Anne Applebaum There was a remarkable notice in the New York Times Book Review shortly after the release...

The Philosophy of Hebrew ScriptureBy Yoram HazonyCambridge University Press, 286 pages In the opening chapter of his new book, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, Yoram Hazony...

Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfarefrom Ancient Times to the PresentBy Max BootW.W. Norton, 784 pages Any author who attempts to relate the whole history...

In 1969, Duke Ellington celebrated his 70th birthday at the White House, where President Nixon threw a star-studded party and presented him with a Medal...

ObamaCare survived both the Supreme Court challenge to its constitutionality at the beginning of 2012 and the election close to year’s end. With these obstacles...

The Hagel FactorThroughout his reelection campaign President Obama pledged that he would keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. In particular, he said that the United...

If you’d told me that an Orthodox Jew would one day be treasury secretary, I’d have had the Elders freeze your bank account. — Jan 10 “And may your...

When tragedy strikes on a national scale, our initial reactions have a commonality to them: We recoil in shock and are overcome with sorrow. But...

I Cohen, who makes ladies’ blouses, runs into Sheinbaum, who makes pajamas, on Seventh Avenue. “I’m so sorry, Sheinbaum,” says Cohen. “I heard about the devastating...

Jewish Ethics and Social Justice: A Guide for the 21st CenturyBy Shmuly YanklowitzDerusha Publishing, 344 pages In the increasingly crowded field of Jewish social justice,...

From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and IsraelBy Robert S. WistrichUniversity of Nebraska Press, 648 pages The volume, character, and tone of Judeophobia to be...
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February 2013