MOSAIC MAGAZINE

Was Israel Taken out of Egypt, or Egypt out of Israel?

by Joshua Berman

You can hear the man’s voice as he keeps changing his mind. What’s the point of such a Shakespearean portrayal?

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Editors' Picks

1. How Judaism Protects, Rather than Hinders, Israeli Democracy

As several great thinkers have observed, religion encourages a positive civic culture. Joel Fishman.

2. The Election That Didn’t Happen Matters More than the One That Did

Congratulations to Mahmoud Abbas on the eleventh year of his four-year term! Evelyn Gordon.

3. Saul Bellow: Jewish in the Gut

His “sense of Judaism, or rather Jewishness, was visceral, not intellectual.” Abe Socher.

4. A 17th-Century Hebrew Bible’s Journey from Germany to Haifa, via Egypt

A secret 1977 trip to Cairo is involved. Laura Geggel.

5. Iran Can Still Be Stopped

There's good reason to believe a strike might have longer-lasting effects than many experts think. Lee Smith.