Jewish Ideas Daily, Mosaic’s predecessor publication, ran from late 2009 till spring 2013. It published original daily features of moderate length and daily Editors’ Picks of items of urgent Jewish concern from around the web. It also hosted a podcast about the weekly Torah portion.
Its archives can be found at: http://www.jewishideasdaily.com
What I Was Called When I Applied for Asylum in Sweden
Fear-monger. Alarmist. Trouble-maker.
by Annika Hernroth-Rothstein
Jewish Surnames [Supposedly] Explained
“Dara, you’ll love this!” Actually, I don’t.
by Dara Horn
“I Don’t Bluff”
Suppose the president never intended to roll back Iran’s nuclear program. How then would he proceed?
by Michael Doran
Degenerate Art and the Jewish Grandmother
The story of the family behind the Nazi-era art trove.
By Walter Laqueur
The Crisis in Jewish Law Today
Orthodox rabbis need to stop worrying about 200-year-old battles with “Reformers” and allow Jewish law to develop organically, as it did in the past.
By David Golinkin
You Only Live Twice
Vibrant Jewish communities were reborn in Europe after the Holocaust. Is there a future for them in the 21st century?
by Michel Gurfinkiel