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Correspondence

Chalav U'Dvash: Brandeis' Journal of Zionist Thought is an independent forum for discussion relating to Israel, Zionism, and the Jewish People. In this respect, Chalav U'Dvash has no ideological or political bias, and we invite all readers to respond; letters to the editors may be addressed to letters@chalav.org.
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Critics Gone Wild

Steven Spielberg's film Munich has caused quite a stir among supporters of Israel. Is this dramatization a fair portrayal of the Israeli reaction to the 1972 massacre of eleven Israeli athletes?

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Diagnosing the Conflict

Sara Ronis reviews Daniel Bar-Tal and Yona Teichman's 2005 book Stereotypes and Prejudice in Conflict: Representations of Arabs in Israeli Jewish Society. Can their prescription cure the Israeli-Arab conflict, or is their psychological theory out of touch with reality?

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Going Forward Without Sharon

Since Ariel Sharon's stroke in January 2006, his new party, Kadima, has also been in a state of limbo. As the March 28th election approaches, how will Sharon's party fare without its charismatic leader?


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Trapped by Tradition

The term agunah refers to a woman who cannot obtain a divorce, as her husband cannot be located. Today, this problem has expanded to include thousands of women whose husbands are not missing; rather, husbands simply refuse to grant their wives bills of divorce.


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Torah, Nation, and State

In the period of early Zionism, many religious Jews were not Zionists since they saw Jewish nationalism as incompatible with Jewish religion. Today, not as many religious Jews take this stance, but Religious Zionists must take care not to get carried away with nationalist fervor.
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Zionism Before Balfour

The era of the First World War marked a time of significant progress for the Zionist movement. The letters of Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel, provide a lens through which to investigate the interaction between the First World War and Zionism.  


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Holy Land Hooligans

The conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians seems to continue forever, but for the most part, Israel has not suffered a crime problem. Rather than watch out for gangs, children must be on the lookout for bombs. Recently, however, the rate of youth crime has risen alarmingly. 


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How to Win a War in Six Days

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is one of the most important historic works on military strategy. By examining the events of the Six Day War, we can appreciate the ways in which the Israel Defense Forces followed Sun Tzu's strategies and led them to victory.

 


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Zionism Outside of Zion

Classical Zionist thought emphasized aliyah (immigration to Israel) as the paradigm of support for Israel, and looked unfavorably on the future of the Diaspora. Zionist ideology should be expanded to include other Jewish activities which end up benefiting both Israeli and Diaspora Jews.

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A Fork in the Road

It is reasonable to say that the events of August 2005 to January 2006 have changed the State of Israel forever, possibly even more than the Six Day War did. As the clock ticks, Israel must make hard choices to determine her future.

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Towards New Jewish Civilization

In today's quickly shrinking world, Jewish cultural consciousness and sovereignty are under attack. In order to preserve Jewish culture, the Jews must establish themselves as an independent, alternative civilization.
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Chalav U'Dvash: Brandeis' Journal of Zionist Thought (Print ISSN 1559-1069, Online ISSN 1559-1077) is an independent forum for discussion relating to Israel, Zionism, and the Jewish People and is a recognized club by the Brandeis Student Union. We publish a journal twice per semester, and copies are available free-of-charge to Brandeis students. Contact us to request copies.

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