Spring 2012 Table of Contents
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Occupy Passover Seders and Easter Gatherings
Both holidays share a message of liberation for the downtrodden—let’s tap into it!
Introduction to a Special Section on the Occupy Movement
by ALANA YU-LAN PRICE
Loving and Supporting Occupy
by MICHAEL LERNER
The Spirituality of Occupy
by JOHN HELMIERE
What’s Next for Occupy
by DONNA SCHAPER
Sustaining the Occupy Movement
by MIKI KASHTAN
Localization: The Economics of Happiness
by HELENA NORBERG-HODGE
Horizontalidad and Territory in the Occupy Movements
by MARINA SITRIN
Occupy’s Message to the Food Movement: Bridge the Class Divides
by KRISTIN WARTMAN
Politics & Society
Obama, Palestine, and the United Nations
by STEPHEN ZUNES
How and why did President Obama betray his own commitments to a just Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
The Walls of the Reform Movement’s “Big Tent”
by ASHLEY BATES
A powerful Jewish movement champions social justice—except when this means criticizing the Israeli government.
Healing the World Through Consciousness Exploration
by PHIL WOLFSON
When it comes to philosophy of mind, there is an alternative to the discourse of human specialness and superiority.
Consciousness Studies and a Transformation of the Western Worldview
by CHRISTOPHER HOLVENSTOT
The emerging field of consciousness studies offers the perspective we need to make our global human community sustainable.
Jesus Kept Kosher: The Jewish Christ of the Gospel of Mark
by DANIEL BOYARIN
Think Mark 7 represents a parting of the ways between Judaism and Christianity? Not so fast.
The Religious Counterculture
by ANA LEVY-LYONS
The claims of liberal theology, if taken seriously, generate radical obligations. What would the world look like if religious liberals became religiously observant?
Finding Manna in the Age of Monsanto
by WILLIAM O’BRIEN
The story of this substance that saved the Israelites from starvation can enliven our struggle for economic justice and ecological healing.
Our Saving Grace: A Relational Mode of Being
Relational Reality by Charlene Spretnak
Review by KAREN K. CHEN
The Growth of a Global Community
Waiting for Something That Never Arrived: Meditations on a Progressive America in Honor of Tony Judt by Dan Shanahan
Review by ROBERT INCHAUSTI
Assimilation for Muslims and Jews?
Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities by Reza Aslan and Aaron J. Hahn Tapper
Review by JILL JACOBS
Melancholia in the Subjunctive Mood
Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease by Gary Greenberg
Review by BRADLEY LEWIS
Setting the Record Straight: The Arabs, Zionism, and the Holocaust
The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives by Gilbert Achcar
Review by USSAMA MAKDISI
by CHANA BLOCH
Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson
Vultures’ Picnic by Greg Palast
The Meaning of the Bible by Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine
Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World by John Shelby Spong
Editor: Michael Lerner
Editor at Large: Peter Gabel
Managing Editor: Alana Yu-lan Price
Assistant Editor: Ashley Bates
Art Direction and Design: Design Action Collective
Poetry Editor: Joshua Weiner
Assistant Poetry Editor: Lindsay Bernal
Film Critic: David Sterritt
Literary Editor: Julian Levinson
Web Design: Craig Wiesner and Derrick Kikuchi
Fulfillment: Natalie Wollner
Contributing Editors: Gil Anidjar, Bradley Shavit Artson, Michael Bader, David Biale, Paul Buhle, Arnold Eisen, Roger S. Gottlieb, Josh Healey, Mark LeVine, Shaul Magid, Ruth Messinger, Ben Naperstek, Or Rose, and Stephen Zunes.
Interns and Editorial Assistants: Zena Daniela Andreani, Lily Meix Prasuethsut, Sam Ross-Brown, Antoinette Siu, Sarah Stafford, Anna Stitt, Sophia Strosberg, and Martha Woolverton (editorial); George Altshuler, Max Coleman, Marie Rousseau, and Nabeel Younan (web); Andrea Rowe, Tori Shepherd, and Jaclyn Aida Tobia (art); Alexandra Eilerson Posey (operations); and Adrienne Cacitti and Michael Sikora (editorial and community organizing).
Publisher: Duke University Press