The wrap-around issue cover features Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s 1988 painting “Forbidden Colors,” which invites an encounter with the colors of the Palestinian flag.
Inside the issue: In the wake of the George Floyd uprising and the recent Israeli assault on Gaza, Hannah Black charts the long history of Black–Palestinian solidarity. To mark the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street—and a remarkable Kol Nidre service in Zuccotti Park—we have a wide-ranging oral history of Jewish organizing at Occupy. Elisheva Goldberg examines the fragility of the Israeli Supreme Court, and Alex Kane explores the career of Ritchie Torres, the charismatic congressman who has emerged as the “pro-Israel” establishment’s answer to the Squad. In a Responsa, Arielle Angel reflects on the value of Jewish leftists refusing excommunication. A comic by JB Brager deconstructs the claim that Jews are indigenous to Israel. In reviews, Vicky Osterweil considers the limitations of Sarah Schulman’s monumental history of ACT UP, Claire Schwartz surveys the aesthetics of empire in George W. Bush’s paintings, and Nathan Goldman assesses Joshua Cohen’s attempt to resuscitate the canonical Jewish American novel.
Plus, fiction, poetry, art, and more!
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(Vol. 75, No. 3)