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December 2009/January 2010 Vol. 91 No. 3

Books: Hanukka Is Also For Reading
Gloria Goldreich
The remarkable and varied array of newly available titles is certain to delight the youngest of readers and engage the interest of their older friends and siblings. more...


Brief Reviews: Imagination, Sacred and Scary
Creating sacred spaces is the hallmark of Tobi Kahn’s art. His latest project is a number of installations in Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun in River Hills, WI. more...


Commentary: Firm Against the Current
Michael Peck
They outnumbered us 20 to 1. But into the lion’s den we went. It was lambs not lions that we had expected to meet when we entered the Quaker meeting house. more...


Editor’s Wrapup: What’s New?
Alan M. Tigay
Despite rapid advances in technology and medicine, human affairs seem to change slowly, if at all. more...


Family Matters: Anorexia: It's Not About Food
Rahel Musleah
While there are no exact statistics, it is clear that Jewish girls are among those suffering from eating disorders. The question is: How can we identify and help them? more...


Guide to the Arts
Your source for currents exhibits, theater and film across the United States. more...


Inside Hadassah: A Therapy of Salt; a Peppering of Yiddish
Ruth G. Cole
There is much to celebrate in this season. The Hanukka story expresses our Jewish courage and commitment; we light our menoras and rejoice in the miracle of the Maccabees. more...


Interview: Benjamin Netanyahu
Charley J. Levine
In March 2009, Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister of Israel for the second time, having previously led the nation from 1996 to 1999. He has also served as Israel’s foreign minister and finance minister. more...


Israeli Life: The Carpetbagger Who Did Good
Rochelle Furstenberg
Relocating to the desert to continue the work of his pioneering predecessors, Amram Mitzna has brought new opportunities to a once-impoverished Negev town. more...


Letter from Jerusalem: Learning Curve
Gershom Gorenberg
Against all odds—and thanks to state support—Israel’s haredi community has grown in numbers. But can Israel continue to pay the price? more...


Letter from Modi'in: Hanukka With Two Genders
Leora Eren Frucht
Whether as martyrs, heroes or rebels, women were also involved in the Hasmonean revolt—a fact that lately has received some acknowledgment in Israel. more...


Letters to the Editor: A Debate on Settlements; Toronto for Jews
Jay Michaelson’s “Commentary: Gedaliah in the Eye of the Beholder” starts with a glaring historical error and goes on to more serious errors of misjudgment. more...


Medicine: Where the Wild Things Are Healed
Wendy Elliman
Hadassah is well-known for its skill in treating the ailments of Israel’s human patients, but its doctors have also come to the aid of the country’s animal population. more...


Night and Day in Jewish Time
Ruth Ellen Gruber
With a new wave of cultural hot spots, dance clubs and restaurants catering to them—not to mention the growing numbers of spiritual and religious venues created to assist with questions of faith and identity—for young Jews in Budapest these may be the best days of their lives. more...


President's Column: Extraordinary as Normal
Nancy Falchuk
It was an extraordinary time, it was a normal time. During a 48-hour period last July, surgical teams at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem performed five organ transplants. more...


Profile: Milton Glaser
Stewart Kampel
Having fathered the famous logo of New York City, his work is instantly recognizable, but fewer know the story of this graphic design legend. more...


Songs for the Butcher's Daughter
Peter Manseau
Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter is a novel with two inseparable stories. In 1996, a recent college graduate, not Jewish, looks for a job in which he can make use of the Hebrew he studied as a religion major. more...


The Arts: Timeless and Fresh Rituals
Rahel Musleah
An exhibit at New York’s Jewish Museum adds layers of meaning to objects from mezuzas to menoras, exploring the particulars of the paraphernalia that ground Jewish tradition. more...


The Jewish Traveler: Phoenix
Esther Hecht
The desert of the American Southwest blooms with natural wonders, history, art—and Jewish Life. more...

Books: Hanukka Is Also For Reading

Brief Reviews: Imagination, Sacred and Scary

Commentary: Firm Against the Current

Editor’s Wrapup: What’s New?

Family Matters: Anorexia: It's Not About Food

Guide to the Arts

Inside Hadassah: A Therapy of Salt; a Peppering of Yiddish

Interview: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Life: The Carpetbagger Who Did Good

Letter from Jerusalem: Learning Curve

Letter from Modi'in: Hanukka With Two Genders

Letters to the Editor: A Debate on Settlements; Toronto for Jews

Medicine: Where the Wild Things Are Healed

Night and Day in Jewish Time

President's Column: Extraordinary as Normal

Profile: Milton Glaser

Songs for the Butcher's Daughter

The Arts: Timeless and Fresh Rituals

The Jewish Traveler: Phoenix

 
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