November/December 1992 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Chanukah Supplement

Clinton’s Victory and Ours

Editorial: The Sixties Generation Returns BY MICHAEL LERNER

Clinton and the ID BY PETER GABEL

Memo to Clinton BY GAR ALPEROVITZ

Memo to the Tikkun Community BY TOM HAYDEN

Articles

Dodging the Bisexual Boss BY MARIAN NEUDEL

The Future of Auschwitz BY JAMES E. YOUNG

Beyond Mitzrayim: Egypt, Israel, and Middle East Peace BY LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN

The Missing Melody BY GERSHOM GORENBERG

Special Focus: Nationalism and Ethnic Particularism

Nationalism and Identity in (Former) East Germany BY MARLA STONE

Jews and Latinos BY TSVI BLANCHARD

Roundtable on Nationalism in a World of “Ethnic Cleansing” BY MICHAEL WALZER, TODD GITLIN, JEAN BETHKE ELSHTAIN, MARSHALL BERMAN, GAIL KLIGMAN, AND BOGDAN DENITCH

Sport, African Cultures, Value for Money: A Return to South Africa BY JENEFER SHUTE

Fiction

Heartless Willie BY LEO LITWAK

Personal Essay

Mikveh BY SHIRA DICKER

Reviews

REGINA MORANTZ-SANCHEZ on Ellen Chesler’s Woman of Valor

DANIEL LAZARE on Michael Crichton’s Rising Sun

CHRISTINE STANSELL on Willima R. Taylor’s in Pursuit of Gotham

ARTHUR WASKOW on Marge Piercy’s He, She & It 

rEVOLution: The NSP Newsletter, July 2016

Wow, what a month it’s been! As you may be aware, Rabbi Lerner was invited to speak at Muhammed Ali’s memorial, and boy did he speak! As can be expected from Rabbi Lerner, he spoke prophetic truth to those in power, many of whom were in the audience at the memorial. Many people who saw his talk commented that this was the first time in their lives they have seen someone speak such truth on tv. It was certainly a powerful moment.

May/June 1993 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Publisher’s Page

Editorials 

Articles

Clint Eastwood: Unforgiven BY HARRY BROD

Fear and Violence in Israel BY STAN COHEN

How To Build Utopia in Only Minutes a Day in the Privacy of Your Own Home BY DON FUTTERMAN

A Tainted Legacy: Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto BY LAWRENCE L. LANGER

Philip Roth Symposium REACTIONS FROM SIDRA DEKOVEN EZRAHI, DANIEL LAZARE, DAPHNE MERKIN, MORRIS DICKSTEIN, AND ANITA NORICH

A No-Nonsense Look at Anti-Semitism BY GARY E. RUBIN

Burning in Hell, Conservative Movement Style BY JUDITH PLASKOW

The Therapeutic Function of Shiva BY JOYCE SLOCHOWER

Truth or Consequences: The “Liberators” Controversy BY LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN

Becoming Brothers BY ARTHUR WASKOW

Roundtable: Twentysomethings

Insecurity and Islam by GEORGE PERKOVICH

Reviews

James Miller’s The Passion of Michel Foucault BY FRANK BROWNING

Theda Skocpol’s Protecting Soldiers and Mothers BY NELSON LICHTENSTEIN

Sikkum (short reviews of Jewish books)

Poetry

Lost Continent BY NATAN ZACH

 

November/December 1989 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Publisher’s Page

Editorials: America’s Shame Continues; Mubarak’s Plan; Gay Equality Should Not Be Delayed

Editorial: Editor’s Note; On Passionate Reason

Articles

Crossing the Street in Chile BY ARIEL DORFMAN

Divine Conversations BY JUDITH PLASKOW

Edward Said: Discourse and Palestinian Rage BY MARK KRUPNICK

The Bough Breaks BY LORE SEGAL

The Convent and Solidarity BY DAWID WARZAWSKI

My Daughter and Arafat BY YAEL GVIRTZ

But All Men Are Brothers, Bogdan K. BY JOSEPH EDELMAN

Special Features

Looking Forward to the Nineties BY MICHAEL LERNER

Biting the Rubber Bullet BY MILTON VIORST

Private Pleasures and Public Virtues BY JANE DELYNN

Bushed and Bewildered BY ROBERT L. BOROSAGE

Twilight of the Reaganauts BY CARRIE RICKEY

Remember Central America? BY SAUL LANDAU

A Decade of Unlearning BY AMY E. SCHWARTZ

Poetry

Intifada BY SHIRLEY KAUFMAN

First There Was Light and That Begins the Narrative BY BARBARA GOLDBERG

Dead, Dinner, or Naked BY EVAN ZIMROTH

The Night Fireman BY L.S. ASEKOFF

Current Debate: Jews and Christmas

Taking Down the Christmas Tree BY ANNE ROIPHE

Dancing with the Dark BY ARTHUR WASKOW

Fiction

Premonitions BY ELISHA PORAT

Kaddish by the Sea BY DEBORAH SHOUSE

Film Review

Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir BY EVAN CARTON

Book Reviews

What Dinah Thought by Deena Metzger BY MARGO PELLER FEELEY

Rediscovering American Values by Frances Moore Lappe and Fluctuating Fortunes by David Vogel BY FRED SIEGEL

Korea: The Unknown War by Bruce Cumings and Jon Halliday BY BARTON J. BERNSTEIN

September/October 1989 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Publisher’s Page

Editorials: The Pro-Flag and Anti-Abortion Pathology; Editor’s Notes

Articles

Blue Skies: Reflections on Hollywood and the Holocaust BY LESLIE EPSTEIN

To Blacks and Jews: Hab Rachmones BY JAMES A. MCPHERSON

Mornings and Mourning: A Kaddish Journal BY E.M. BRONER

Jews, Jewish Studies, and the American Humanities BY ARNOLD EISEN

Israeli Literature’s Achilles Heel BY HANAN HEVER

Scratching the Belly of the Beast BY ALAN FREEMAN AND BETTY MENSCH

Death of Popeye BY SHANA PENN

Special Feature: The Pathology of the Occupation

Psychological Dimensions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict BY MICHAEL LERNER

Just Legal: Human Rights in the Territories BY DEDI ZUCKER

Plant a Tree, Get Married, Have a Child, Build a House BY AVIGDOR FELDMAN

The Decline of the Labor Party BY HAIM BARAM

Poetry

Gaza BY RACHEL TZVIA BACK

Shards BY ENID SHOMER

Fiction

In Memory of Jane Fogarty BY JAY NEUGEBOREN

Book Reviews

Leaving Brooklyn by Lynne Sharon Schwartz BY MARCIE HERSHMAN

Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics by Robert C. Paehlke and Ecology in the 20th Century by Anna Bramwell BY ROBERT GOTTLIEB

The Conquest of Politics by Benjamin Barber BY JOSH HENKIN

Film Reviews

Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing BY MICHAEL ERIC DYSON

Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade BY HARVEY R. GREENBERG

Current Debate: Abortion

Being Ambivalent About Abortion BY RUTH ANNA PUTNAM

A Response to Ruth Anna Putnam BY CAROLE JOFFE

July/August 1989 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Publisher’s Page

The Editor: A Personal Note

Editorials: Revolutions: France 1789, China 1989; Flashing the “V” Sign: Sedition in Israel

Articles

An Interview with Abbie Hoffman BY BENNY AVNI

Abortion: Historically Compromised BY RUTH ROSEN

Abortion: Bad Choices BY LARRY LETICH

Abortion in Jewish Law BY RACHEL BIALE

“thirtysomething” BY JAY ROSEN

What Kind of State is a Jewish State? BY MICHAEL WALZER

Can Judaism Survive the Twentieth Century? BY JACOB NEUSNER

Is Psychiatry Going Out of Its Mind? BY MICHAEL J. BADER

Assault on the Couch BY STEPHEN SELIGMAN
Toward a feminist Jewish Reconstruction of Monotheism BY MARCIA FALK
A Response to Marcia Falk BY LAWRENCE S. HOFFMAN

After “The Last Intellectuals” BY RUSSELL JACOBY

Indian Giver BY ANDREW BARD SCHMOOKLER

Jean-Paul Sartre: Hated Conscience of His Century BY JOHN GERASSI

The Rabbi and the Abyss of AIDS BY JOSEPH A. EDELHEIT

The Politics of Translation BY CHANA BLOCH

Wherein Is Related My Encounter with a Swabian Windmill BY JOSEPH EDELMAN

Conference Papers

Tikkun and Progressive Liberalism BY GARY PELLER

The Real Issue Behind Who-Is-a-Jew BY DAVID BIALE

The Whole Truth BY ANNE ROIPHE

Black-Jewish Relations: A New Vision BY CHERIE BROWN

Blacks and Jews in the Political Arena BY BARNEY FRANK

Blacks and Jews: troubled Times on the College Campuses BY CHAIM SEIDLER-FELLER

Black-Jewish Dialogue BY CORNEL WEST

Class, Women, and “The Black-Jewish Question” BY MELANIE KAYE/KANTROWITZ

Poetry

Dust BY SUSAN LITWACK

My Story BY DAVID IGNATOW

Covenant BY SHARON KESSLER

Fiction

The Brass Ring BY NICHOLAS DELBANCO

Reviews

All Consuming Images by Stuart Ewen BY TODD GITLIN

The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930-80 edited by Steven Fraser and Gary Gerstle BY THEDA SKOCPOL

The Cultural History of the French Revolution by Emmet Kennedy BY TONY JUDT

Current Debate: Is Modernism Destructive? Why Postmodernism Still Matters BY JEFFREY C. ISAAC

A Response to Jeffrey C. Isaac BY MARSHALL BERMAN

May/June 1989 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Publisher’s Page

Editorials: The Destruction of the Planet; Victimology

Articles

A Conversation with the PLO BY NABIL SHAAT AND MICHAEL LERNER

New Age Mythology: A Jewish Response to Joseph Campbell BY TAMAR FRANKIEL

Progress: The Last Superstition BY CHRISTOPHER LASCH

The Malaise of Jewish Education BY ISA ARON

The Two Banks of Jerusalem BY ROGER FRIEDLAND AND RICHARD HECHT

Slouching Toward Pressology BY CARLIN ROMANO

Special Feature: A Distance from the Holocaust

Visiting the Burnt House BY CHANA BLOCH

Protecting the Dead BY FRANCINE PROSE

Nelly BY MIRIAM AKAVIA

Resistance to the Holocaust BY PHILLIP LOPATE

Don’t Resist BY YEHUDA BAUER

A Critique of Phillip Lopate: What is the Meaning of This to You? BY DEBORAH E. LIPSTADT

Phillip Lopate Responds to Bauer and Lipstadt

Conference Papers

American Jews and Israel BY IRVING HOWE

Now and Then BY GRACE PALEY

The Cry for Justice BY ALFRED KAZIN

Women and Tikkun/tikkun BY JUDY CHICAGO

Jewish Progressives and the Jewish Community BY IRENA KLEPFISZ

Anti-Semitism Parading as Anti-Zionism BY DANIEL LANDES

Poetry

Five Parables BY STEPHEN MITCHELL

The Uses of Laughter BY ANID DAME

Porno-Drive-In, Knoxville, TN BY WILLA SCHNEBERG

Schizophrenia BY SHLOMI HARIF NABLUS

Fiction

Sworn Statements: The Guillotine BY MARCIE HERSHMAN

Reviews

The Wrath of Jonah by Rosemary Radford Ruether and Herman J. Ruether BY DAVID BIALE

The Company of Critics by Michael Walzer BY CASEY BLAKE

Reunion: A Memoir by Tom Hayden BY HAROLD JACOBS

Current Debate

Is Tikkun Too Conservative? Jesse Lemisch v.s. Tikkun

 

March/April 1989 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Publisher’s Page

Editorials: Mississippi Burning; Shamir’s “Peace Plan”; Rabin as Pharaoh; No Arms for the Saudis

Articles

The Transformative Possibilities of Legal Culture BY PETER GABEL

Killing the Princess: The Offense of a Bad Defense BY ELISA NEW

The Nostalgia Disease BY SVEN BIRKERTS

Welfare Reform: Maximum Feasible Exaggeration BY HOWARD JACOB KARGER AND DAVID STOESZ

Toward a Jewish Dramatic Theory BY DAVID COLE

Twice an Outsider: On Being Jewish and a Woman BY VIVIAN GORNICK

Malamud BY RICHARD ELMAN

The Problem with Halakhic Ethics BY MOSHE ISH SHALOM

The Bible’s Sleeping Beauty BY ARTHUR WASKOW

Special Feature: The Tikkun Conference

Introduction: The Meaning of the Conference

Claiming Out Rightful Role BY NAN FINK

A Worldview for Jewish Progressives BY MICHAEL LERNER

What Rides the Wind BY MARGE PIERCY

Negotiations Now BY ABBA EBAN

A Call to Action BY LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN

Phony Gardens with Real Toads in Them BY TODD GITLIN

The Anti-Communist Past of the Neoconservative Present BY ILENE PHILIPSON

Theses on Liberalism BY ELI ZARETSKY

Victimology BY JESSICA BENJAMIN

Poetry

Hospice BY L.S. ASEKOFF

Anger BY CAROLINE FINKELSTEIN

The Wrestler BY RICHARD S. CHESS

Fiction

Edict BY EDITH PEARLMAN

The Confession BY ROBERT COHEN

Reviews

On Vietnam War Films BY JENEFER P. SHUTE

Films

Picasso’s Man with a Sheep BY MARX W. WARTOFSKY

Deceptive Distinctions by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein BY JOAN WALLACH SCOTT

Women Adrift by Joan Meyerowitz BY ELIZABETH LUNBECK

On Bended Knee by Mark Hertsgaard BY JEFFERSON MORLEY

The Ordination of Women as Rabbis by Simon Greenberg (ed.) BY DANIEL H. GORDIS

Zion and State by Mitchell Cohen BY MADELINE TRESS

Current Debate: Nature and Domination

On Autonomy and Humanity’s Relation to Nature BY MICHAEL E. ZIMMERMAN

A Response to Michael Zimmerman by STEVEN VOGEL

January/February 1989 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Publisher’s Page

Editorials: Inauguration, 1989; The Mideast Craziness BY MICHAEL LERNER

Articles

Why Modernism Still Matters BY MARSHALL BERMAN

Surviving a Bush Presidency BY MICHAEL LERNER

Notes from a trip to Hungary (Summer 1988) BY TODD GITLIN

England, Bloody England BY LESLEY HAZELTON

Criticism and Restitution BY GEOFFREY HARTMAN 

Soviet Jewish Emigration BY ROBERT CULLEN 

There They Go Again BY LAWRENCE H. FUCHS 

The Israeli Elections BY ITZHAK GALNOOR 

The Meaning of the PNC in Algiers BY JEROME M. SEGAL 

Levenson Sexegesis: Miriam in the Desert BY EDWARD R. ZWEIBACK 

Current Debate: Jackson and the Jews

Jackson, the Jews, and What’s Left? BY CARL LANDAUER

The Bad and the Worse BY PAUL BERMAN

Current Debate: Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action vs. Jewish Men BY MICHAEL LEVIN

The Meretriciousness of Merit: Or, Why Jewish Males Oughtn’t Be So Smug  BY JOSH HENKIN

The Misplaced Self-Delusion of Some Jewish Males BY ALAN FREEMAN AND BETTY MENSCH

Fiction

The Sweetheart Is In BY S. L. WISENBERG

Poetry

My Last Chicken BY SOL WARKOV

Book Reviews

The Electronic Sweatshop by Barbara Garson; In the Age of the Smart Machine by Shoshana Zuboff BY RUTH MILKMAN

Highbrow/Lowbrow by Lawrence W. Levine BY JACKSON LEARS

Restructuring the World Economy by Joyce Kolko; Trading Places by Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr. BY HOWARD M. WACHTEL

Film/Drama Reviews

Bernard Weiner Speed-the-Plow

Carol Gilligan A World Apart

A Call for Love in the Face of Hatred: Rabbi Lerner’s talk at Muhammad Ali’s Memorial

A transcript of Rabbi Lerner’s speech is below. To see him speak and to hear about his experiences, please see our post here. Master of compassion, God of compassion, send your blessings to Muhammad Ali, send your blessings to all who mourn for him, and send your blessings for all the millions and millions of people who mourn for him all over this planet. I come here speaking as a representative of American Jews — and to say that American Jews played an important role in solidarity with African-American struggles in this country and that we today stand in solidarity with the Islamic community in country and all around the world. [applause]

We will not tolerate politicians or anyone else putting down Muslims and blaming Muslims for a few people [applause].We know what it’s like to be demeaned.

Not Another Dark Holocaust Poem: Chava, Miriam, Auschwitz

 

Not Another Dark Holocaust Poem: Chava, Miriam, Auschwitz

It is tempting to dredge up ashy metaphors for your last days on earth

To remain riveted, horrified, impaled by thoughts of what it must have been like

Torn away from the comfort of a beautiful room, in your beautiful clothes, your ordinary Jewish lives

Turning away from the gathering gray clouds; the rumors, the stricken faces, the sinking fears pulling you into a reality too dreadful to be faced

And then, too late;

for Chava, for Miriam, too late

 

But wait, here is where I stop being able to go with you, onto that train, towards the sorting desk: live or die,

The barracks, the showers, the endings. Instead I carry you in my arms into the present

Into my music, quilting, cooking, tikkuning, praying and I feel you here in the invisible connections

Great-aunts with large breasts, recipes, laughter, wisdom, sewing machines, struggles: loving life, loving me. I hold you here, in the only life I have, living it in memory of you.  

Renna Ulvang is a long time member of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue; a psychotherapist and certified spiritual director, companioning people in their search for connection to the Divine. (rennaulvang.com)

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