Tip­toe­ing on Mine­fields: How to Improve the Flow of Ideas Between Israel and the Dias­po­ra With­out It Nec­es­sar­i­ly Explod­ing in Your Face

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May 13, 2013
Glob­al soci­ety in 2012 is caught between peo­ple risk­ing their lives for free­dom in the Arab world and indi­vid­u­als in the West protest­ing for greater eco­nom­ic fair­ness. While the stakes are dif­fer­ent, there is one com­mon thread every­where: cit­i­zens are itch­ing to be heard across the globe and are rais­ing their voic­es. While the world is reor­gan­is­ing itself, isn’t it also time for change with­in rusty Jew­ish struc­tures? How to rein­vent new chan­nels of com­mu­ni­ca­tion where Jews and Israelis can dis­cuss crit­i­cal ques­tions, such as peace in the Mid­dle East or the role between church and state in Israel? In Tip­toe­ing on Mine­fields, Joelle Fiss makes some star­tling new pol­i­cy pro­pos­als, encour­ag­ing indi­vid­u­als to unite more flu­id­ly across bor­ders. She uses the mod­el of the Euro­pean Union struc­tures to show how transna­tion­al democ­ra­cy in the Jew­ish world can — at long last — be reshaped. 

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