Current IssueJQ246 - November 2021
The Strange Death and Curious Rebirth of the Israeli Left
This issue of The Jewish Quarterly examines the demise of Israel’s left, which dominated the nation’s politics for decades but is now weak, fragmented and shrinking. In a compelling essay, journalist and political commentator Anshel Pfeffer explores the left’s failure to articulate a persuasive vision of Israel’s national identity and future, and asks whether – and how – the left could revive as Israel enters a new political era. Also in this issue, historian Richard J. Evans investigates why Alfred Rosenberg, the chief ideologist of Nazism, became an anti-Semite, and academic and educator Rabbi Raphael Zarum unpacks the philosophy of Jonathan Sacks.