A new issue of Jewish Quarterly is out. From The Hedgehog Review, Geoffrey Claussen on The American Jewish Revival of Musar. A review of A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs by David Lehman. The Jewish Encyclopedia: In the postwar era, no magazine has matched the breadth of Commentary (and more and more). The Rabbi and the Rabba: When Avi Weiss ordained the first woman in American Orthodox Judaism, he didn’t spark the outrage some were expecting — then he tried again. From Forward, how traditional is the Conservative movement? Whenever Judy Gold says she’s a Conservative Jew, “you can see people’s heads exploding” — who wants to be a metaphorical suicide bomber? Beyond Repair: Is tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of “healing the world”, as dangerous as David Horowitz says it is? The Man on J Street: Jeremy Ben-Ami has been called a Judas, but unruffled, continues lobbying U.S. policymakers to push Israel toward peace. A review of The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election by Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz (and more). Onward, Christian Zionists: Jennifer Rubin on the fastest growing Israel support group in America. The Uncircumcised Israel Lobby: What Jews misunderstand about Christian ZionismMoment asks 35 American Jews to big questions: What does it mean to be a Jew today, and what do Jews bring to the world today?

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