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How American Jews Became Israeli Settlers

In a new book, “City on a Hilltop,” historian Sara Yael Hirschhorn tries to understand what brought Americans Jews to the most contentious real estate on earth—and how their presence there shapes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

By Michael Schulson

Review

Communal Living and its Discontents

Briallen Hopper revisits her personal history with communes as she reviews Ellen Wayland-Smith’s “Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table.”

By Briallen Hopper

Editor’s Note

Where Do We Go from Here?

The 2016 election is history, and several things are clearer to us now than they were before. It turns out that vast swaths of Americans …

By Marie Griffith