Our new issue is out! Our cover story celebrates the inauguration of Barack Obama with an exclusive photo essay spotlighting the political alliance of Jews and African-Americans from 1909 to 2009. From the co-founders of the NAACP to members of the new administration, Jews have long been on the frontlines of the struggle for racial equality. Has Obama’s campaign and election helped heal the rift between Blacks and Jews that began in the late 1960s?
Other highlights of the issue include:
• Veteran Syria-watchers including Tom Dine, Martin Indyk and Michael Oren weigh the chances of breaking up the alliance between Syria and Iran—isolating Hamas and Hezbollah—and brokering peace between Syria and Israel.
• Tova Hartman stirs controversy in the Orthodox world by co-founding a synagogue where women read from the Torah and lead services.
• Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer and his wife Robyn rescue lost East European Jewish music.
•Columnists Eric Alterman, David Frum, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Clifford D. May
and Naomi Ragen.
• Sherwin Nuland’s review of Melvin Konner’s The Jewish Body
• Ari L. Goldman on Moment co-founder Elie Wiesel’s 50th book A Mad Desire to Dance
• The New York Times’ Ethan Bronner on Martin Indyk’s memoir, Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East.