Launched in June 2013, Mosaic takes the same lively, serious, and committed approach to Jewish issues and ideas that marked its predecessor publication, Jewish Ideas Daily, while offering a fresh mix of content.
In place of Jewish Ideas Daily’s brief daily piece of original writing, the main feature on the Mosaic homepage is a full-length monthly essay on an issue or theme of pressing significance for Jews, Judaism, or the Jewish state. To enrich discussion of each article during its month-long residence at the top of the homepage, we present periodic updates: an interview with the author, debates over the essay’s main contentions and conclusions, specially solicited comments by experts, and other material pertinent to the subject at hand.
Mosaic carries over intact a second key feature of Jewish Ideas Daily: the once-a-day “Editors’ Picks” of items of urgent Jewish concern from around the web. Similarly maintained and enhanced are the daily e-mail to subscribers and the regular updates from Mosaic’s editors on Facebook and Twitter, sites of ongoing conversation with our readers.
Why, then, Mosaic? Even where not facing threats to their physical existence, Jews today confront severe challenges to their identity, their staying power, their very reason for being. In addressing these challenges head-on, and in depth, Mosaic conceives itself as a place of analysis, judgment, and intellectual provocation. On issues of politics, society, culture, religion, and the arts, it means to offer criticism and argument, to take positions and defend them, and to join hands with all those everywhere intent on preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the Jewish people.
Mosaic’s name, with its multiple associations, hints at the animating spirit behind these purposes. We express our trust in a permanent set of Jewish allegiances; in a model of heterogeneous elements coalescing into an ordered and integral whole; and in the mutually vitalizing interaction of the Jewish expressive genius with the highest achievements of other cultures and civilizations. In choosing the name Mosaic, we wish also to pay tribute to its use by other Jewish initiatives, among them a print journal of kindred purpose founded by students at Harvard College in the early 1960s and published at intervals ever since.
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Neal Kozodoy Editor
Dan Kagan-Kans Managing Editor
Rachel Friedman Associate Editor
Simon Gordon Assistant Editor
Eric Cohen Publisher
Chaya Glasner Marketing Associate
Mosaic welcomes relevant advertisements from newspapers, journals, publishers, and institutions. Please contact [email protected] for specifications and pricing.
Mosaic is published by Bee.Ideas, LLC, an affiliate of the Tikvah Fund.