Text Context January 2012

Text Context January 2012

Our essayists look ahead, guided by Jewish texts, memory and personal experience, from the futurism of the 1964 New York World's Fair to new ideas about messianism, prophesy and the afterlife.

INSIDE Text Context January 2012
Of Zechariah and self-fulfilling prophecies.
When the survivors are gone, Holocaust education will lose a powerful tool.
Diagnosed with cancer, my father decided to have his tongue removed. It’s an extreme treatment, but he’s always known how to make things work out.
One day the immense grandeur of the universe will become real and manifest. Where will God fit in?
Judaism and its messianisms.
Although only one Jew remains, Afghanistan was once a peaceful home for Jews.
What it’s like to be young and Orthodox in 2012.
A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant.