The Jewish leader recalls his upbringing in Soviet Russia and explains what inspired him to return to the land from which his family fled.
“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus and “The Silver Platter” by Natan Alterman distill, reinforce, and hallow what makes each nation distinctive.
The name Israel came by a process of elimination, because there wasn’t time to come up with anything better.
We’re living in a period of disintegration in which the cultural and political bedrock is shifting beneath us. How should a magazine like Mosaic meet this moment?