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Brandeis' Journal of Zionist Thought
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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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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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