Fall 2015 Table of Contents

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Letters to the Editor


EDITORIALS

Left-Wing Follies: The Self-Defeating Ideas that Hold Activists Back
MICHAEL LERNER
To access the tools we need to transform our society, we must overcome anti-intellectualism on the left. Let’s reforge the link between head and heart.


RETHINKING RELIGION

The Audience of the Future: Building the Religious Counterculture
ANA LEVY-LYONS
Secular society is narcissistically stuck in the now. As progressives, we must focus instead on how we’ll be viewed by future generations.

Sacred Earth, Sacred Self: A Meditation on Inner Transformation
KABIR HELMINSKI
To overthrow the alienation and false needs of capitalism, we must imagine a culture of love, fearlessness, and honor for the sacred—then start building it.

Against Patriarchy: Reclaiming the Christian Doctrine of the Virgin Birth
WILL O’BRIEN
The meaning of the virgin birth got lost in translation: it wasn’t meant to vilify female sexuality but to echo a prophetic challenge to oppression.


SPECIAL SECTION: WHAT’S NEXT FOR ISRAEL/PALESTINE?


What’s Next for Israel/Palestine? An Introduction
MICHAEL LERNER

Until Two States Exist, Palestinians Deserve Voting Rights in Israel
DAVID BIALE

The Logic of Abandoning the Two-States Campaign
REBECCA SUBAR

Nonviolence, BDS, and the Dream of Beloved Community in Palestine/Israel
LYNN GOTTLIEB

We Need to Make Peace More Lucrative Than Occupation
RAJA SHEHADEH

Israel Can’t Have It Both Ways: Recognize Palestine or Grant Equal Rights
SAM BAHOUR AND TONY KLUG

The Only Road to Sustainable Peace: Pluralistic Democracy
MAZIN QUMSIYEH

If You Want Justice, Support All Forms of Nonviolent Pressure on Israel
REBECCA VILKOMERSON

Escaping the Two-State Snare
IAN S. LUSTICK

Moving Beyond the One-State/Two-State Debate
ANDREW ARATO

Israel’s Human Shields Defense: Shielding Israeli War Crimes
OVADIA EZRA

A New Horizon for Peace: An Israel-Palestine Union
OREN YIFTACHEL

State-Building Can Pave the Way to Statehood: Lessons from Kurdistan
REUVEN KIMELMAN

Israeli Elections Won’t End Oppression in Palestine/Israel
AMER SHURRAB

Closing Thoughts on “What’s Next for Israel/Palestine?”
MICHAEL LERNER

Online Exclusives
Visit our online exclusives page to read the powerful web exclusives associated with this forum, including contributions from Tirzah Firestone, Alon Ben-Meir, Carol Ascher, Timothy R. Prisk, Dov Waxman, Noah Habeeb, and Sam Sussman.


POLITICS & SOCIETY

Making Amends: Healing from Individual and Collective Trauma and Loss
WENDY SOMERSON

“I Still Can’t Breathe”: Artists Decry Racism from the Watts Rebellion to the Present
PAUL VON BLUM

The Power of Service
CHARLES EISENSTEIN

Structure Without Hierarchy: Effective Leadership in Social Change Movements
STARHAWK

To Transform the World, Think Like a Gardener
ISAAC LURIA


CULTURE

BOOKS

Words of Devotion

Before the Door of God edited by Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson
The Sea Sleeps: New and Selected Poems by Greg Miller
Once in the West by Christian Wiman
Review by David Danoff

Beyond Self-Blame: Destigmatizing Unemployment

Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment by Ofer Sharone | Review by Amy Mazur

The Psyche in Psychedelic

Entheogens, Society & Law: Towards a Politics of Consciousness, Autonomy & Responsibility by Daniel Waterman | Review by Stephen Mo Hanan

POETRY

Dante’s Politics by Rich Michelson


TIKKUN RECOMMENDS

State Terrorism in the West
The United States and Terrorism: An Ironic Perspective by Ron Hirschbein

Moving from Text Study to Activism
The Soul of Jewish Social Justice by Shmuly Yankowitz

Christianity for the Postmodern Mind
Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age by James Carroll, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu

Pastoral Prose Poetry
Urban Pastorals by Clive Wilmer

 

 

 
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