· Specters of al Qaida?
November 23, 2007
On November 20, 1979, several hundred armed rebels laid siege to the holiest place in Islam, the Grand Mosque of Mecca.
· A Loss of Trust
May 25, 2007
The killing of collaborators in Palestinian society.
· Back To Reality
December 20, 2006
Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book, about a young Jewish woman who joins the Dutch Resistance during World War II only to fall in love with the SS officer on whom she had been spying.
· Life Outside the Tribe
December 10, 2006
David Mamet’s passionate cry for his assimilationist brethren, plagued by loneliness and anomie, to rejoin the tribe and religion they have forsaken.
· Do We Understand Each Other?
November 3, 2006
Jeffrey Goldberg’s journey from zealous Long Island Zionist to embittered Israeli prison guard, and his relationship with a Palestinian prisoner through two intifadas and the hopeful Oslo years they flanked.
· A Foul Ritual
September 29, 2006
From a semi-shaded alley in Jerusalem's Mea She'arim open-air market, a view of the conflict over the chicken-slaughtering ritual known as kapparot.