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Jonathan Silver is the editor of Mosaic.

Ben Sasse and Rich Goldberg Discuss 9/11, Afghanistan, and Civic Amnesia

The senator joins our foreign-policy columnist to talk about America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, and how the nation’s short memory imperils its security.

Sept. 30 2021 12:01AM

Rama Burshtein and Meir Soloveichik Talk "Fill the Void"

The Israeli director and the American rabbi team up to discuss her groundbreaking film about marriage and Jewish life.

Sept. 23 2021 1:02AM

What the Future Holds for Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Conversation

A video of a discussion earlier this month with the Mosaic columnist Eli Spitzer and Sarah Rindner about the former’s attention-grabbing argument about Modern Orthodox Judaism.

Aug. 23 2021 12:01AM

Was Menachem Begin a Founder of Israel?

Israel’s sixth prime minister was a leader of consequence and achievement. But how does he relate to Israel’s origins?

July 22 2021 12:05AM

What the Current Situation Requires

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?

June 4 2021 12:29AM

The Death and Potential Rebirth of the Liberal Self: A Discussion

Modern freedoms leave us wanting more. The author of our monthly essay joins us and a noted rabbi to talk about how conversion came to be an antidote to liberal restlessness.

June 1 2021 12:01AM

Two Views of Jews and Free Speech

Samuel Goldman and Ruth Wisse tackle Jewish attitudes toward free speech, social media, and the tendency of American Jews to support ideologies that harm the Jewish community.

April 30 2021 12:01AM

The Return of Paganism and the Desecration of Self-Government

A Jewish prayer for a great, grieving nation.

Jan. 7 2021 2:07AM

On Public Purposes of Private Schools

The Supreme Court’s ruling this week will help mend America’s frayed culture by strengthening its religious institutions. It couldn’t have come at a better time.

July 3 2020 12:15AM

Podcast: Dru Johnson, Jonathan Silver, and Robert Nicholson on the New Center for Hebraic Thought

On the opening of a new academic institution devoted to study of the Hebrew Bible for its moral and political wisdom.

Oct. 25 2019 12:01AM

The Obligations of Auschwitz

My grandfather, who survived five Nazi camps, built in their shadow a life that consisted above all of children and grandchildren. The same is demanded of us all.

Jan. 26 2017 12:01AM

The Book of Esther as a Manual for Jewish Survival

The political vision and theological insight of Esther speak compellingly to the dilemmas and opportunities of the present age.

March 22 2016 12:01AM