My paper on Israel’s Paradox of Authority
I explain the meaning of the expression “officer of the U.S.” that seems to baffle American judges and law professors
My presentation (PDF) at the Socio-legal Studies Association conference, the University of Ulster, April 2023.
Will miracles never cease? Finally there’s political unity in Israel. The first bill in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul package… Read more Israel wears its shirt inside-out
A recent piece in The Economist has prompted me to articulate my thoughts on the dynamics of culture; my letter… Read more Culture: Demand-side vs supply-side analysis
On the British Constitution, following the Queen’s death. In Haaretz
Constitution Needed: When Israel’s founding leaders declared independence in 1948, they promised to govern through a constitution. That vow remains unfulfilled to this day. The Forward, 2012
Each of us gets to decide whether to follow the rules or change them. In Hebrew we call this ‘combina,’… Read more Provisional Loyalty to a Provisional State
My translation to Hebrew of the Italian text of the famous Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from the opera Nabucco… Read more Va, pensiero (Temistocle Solera, from Verdi’s Nabucco): My translation to Hebrew
The LGBT Center’s Town Hall: A Jerusalem Take, Gay City News, March 31, 2011 At the end of the two-hour… Read more Town Hall vs Shtetl Yeshiva: Constitutional Lessons from New York and Jerusalem
A profile (in Hebrew) of the actress, Israel Hayom’s weekend supplement
The Jerusalem Post, July 15, 2017 When a strong majority of Americans support LGBT equality, it takes a lot for… Read more A Zionist Jew’s guidelines for the LGBT community
It’s Love versus Sex in White’s Latest The Gay and Lesbian Review, May-June 2012 Jack Holmes and His Friend: A… Read more Review of Jack Holmes and his Friend by Edmund White
The following exercise is intended for night owls having a hard time waking up in the morning: Imagine a scenario… Read more How to Read Kafka?
What Was Forster Thinking? The Gay and Lesbian Review, July-Aug. 2015 “ARCTIC SUMMER,” the title of an unfinished novel by… Read more Review of Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
The Gay and Lesbian Review, May-June, 2015 The bisexual’s dilemma Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles Blow Houghton… Read more Review of Charles Blow’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Legally Male The Gay and Lesbian Review, March-April 2015 MASCULINITY is a flexible enough concept, and America is a large… Read more Review of Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore’s Book on American Masculinity
הארץ, 24 ביוני 2015 Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage Barney Franak. Farrar,… Read more המהפך שעבר על המחוקק הלהט”בי החשוב בארה”ב
Homo Politicus The Gay and Lesbian Review, Sep.- Oct. 2015 Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage… Read more Review of Barney Frank’s Autobiography
What Makes an Economist Great? The Gay and Lesbian Review, Nov.-Dec. 2015 Universal Man: The Lives of John Maynard Keynes… Read more Review of Universal Man: The Lives of John Maynard Keynes by Richard Davenport-Hines
Deus Sex Machina
Yanagihara’s best-seller defies expectations in a wholly expected way.
What the famous historian Saul Friedländer gets right (and wrong) about Kafka.
The Gay and Lesbian Review, July-August, 2013 The freedom fighters’ historian The Martin Duberman Reader: The Essential Historical, Biographical, and… Read more Review of Martin Duberman
How Schulman unwittingly undermines her own argument.
Strange Man in a Strange Land The Gay & Lesbian Review, Sep.-Oct. 2013 Review of Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde… Read more Review of Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America by Roy Morris Jr.
תקציב הפרסום הגאה של עיריית תל-אביב וגלגוליה של טעות תרגום העין השביעית, 30 בינואר 2012 נניח שאתם העורכים של עיתון… Read more Thousands Become Millions: An Error in Translation Gains Credence in The New York Times
Gay City News, December 7, 2011 The New York Times recently dedicated precious space to the follies of Israel’s public… Read more Confessions of a Pinkwasher
The venomous disregard for the truth makes Spanish criticism of Israel banal and misses important issues. This simplistic anti-Israel narrative… Read more Bias in Black and White