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Israel, the Nation State of the Jewish People?

Israel, the Nation State of the Jewish People?

MRB July 5, 2017 0

Simon Rabinovitch and Ruth Calderon discuss identity, equality, and the Jewish nation-state bill Between December 2014 and October 2015 Marginalia ran the “Defining Israel” forum featuring documents and essays on Israel’s parliamentary struggle over

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First Impressions #50: Samuel Moyn

First Impressions #50: Samuel Moyn

Simon Rabinovitch September 25, 2015 0

Special guest host Simon Rabinovitch talks with Samuel Moyn about his new book Christian Human Rights. Moyn is Professor of Law and History at Harvard University

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A Blessing on Your Head, and Other Ways to Deliver a Beating in Yiddish – By Simon Rabinovitch

A Blessing on Your Head, and Other Ways to Deliver a Beating in Yiddish – By Simon Rabinovitch

Simon Rabinovitch May 28, 2015 0

Simon Rabinovitch on Yiddish Fight Club Yiddish is rich in the vocabulary of street-violence, taken from the ring, the docks, and the factories of Eastern Europe and New York. A new exhibit highlighting this

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Defining Israel, Part I: Constitutional Anchoring of Israel’s Vision: Recommendations Submitted to the Minister of Justice – By Ruth Gavison, with an introduction by Simon Rabinovitch

Defining Israel, Part I: Constitutional Anchoring of Israel’s Vision: Recommendations Submitted to the Minister of Justice – By Ruth Gavison, with an introduction by Simon Rabinovitch

Ruth Gavison & Simon Rabinovitch December 30, 2014 1

Ruth Gavison on Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State, introduced by Simon Rabinovitch [This is Part I of Defining Israel: A Forum on Recent Attempt’s to Determine Israel’s Character. The forum’s home page can be

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A Conversation with Sayed Kashua

A Conversation with Sayed Kashua

Margaret Litvin & Simon Rabinovitch November 25, 2014 0

Margaret Litvin and Simon Rabinovitch with Sayed Kashua In Emile Habibi’s satirical novel The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist (1974), the Arab protagonist ardently seeks to appease the Jewish state that has conquered

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Searching for the Meaning of “Russian”

Searching for the Meaning of “Russian”

Simon Rabinovitch July 2, 2013 0

Simon Rabinovitch on national questions, nostalgia, and the Orthodox Church in Putin’s Russia In St. Petersburg the Russian Museum stands next to the Russian Museum of Ethnography. The word for Russian in each means

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