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Way Past Judaism

In American Post-Judaism, Shaul Magid argues that Judaism must be renewed—through the repudiation of its most basic tenets. (With a web-only exchange between author and reviewer.)

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Read more at Jewish Review of Books

More about: Jewish Renewal, Postmodernism, Shaul Magid, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council

The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN’s regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others Group, which promptly agreed to wait another twenty years before approving Jerusalem for a Security Council candidacy. Now, Benny Avni notes, Germany is poised to block action:

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More about: Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, United Nations