Star-Spangled Synagogue: Do National Flags Belong in Our Houses of Worship?
On this flag day, Moshe Kurtz surveys the arguments for and against displaying national flags in synagogues.
Daniel Deronda and Fate and Destiny: Reflections on Zionism and Feminism
What do you get when you read George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda alongside Rav Soloveitchik’s Kol Dodi Dofek? A cross between Zionism and feminism, argues Eileen Watts.
Masculinity and the Hanukkah Hero: Toward a New Interpretation of Biblical...
The Maccabees were renowned as gibborim. But what exactly is gevurah, and what does it mean for dicussions about manhood and Zionism? Tzvi Sinensky uses Hanukkah as a starting point for this contemporary conversation.
An Essential Jewish Text on the Armenian Genocide
Chesky Kopel looks analyzes an early Zionist text to give insight into Jewish reactions to the Armenian genocide.
A Controversial Halakhic Case Against the State of Israel
Shmuel Silberman reviews Yirmiyahu Cohen's anti-Zionist book "I will Await Him."
How Zionism Saved the Etrog in America
Zev Eleff explains what Zionism has to do with Sukkot, at least in America.
In God’s Country: The “Zionism” of Rashi’s First Comment
Elli Fischer reads one of Rashi's most famous comments against the grain.