Neil Rogachevsky

Neil Rogachevsky teaches at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

Peter Beinart's Wedge

The don of liberal Zionism has come out against a two-state solution. His argument is delusional and messianic. But that’s not the real problem with it.

July 16 2020 12:36AM

Ben-Gurion: The Man Who Willed A State

As a new biography shows, David Ben-Gurion could be petty, harsh, and stubborn. He also decisively shaped almost every institution that would form the state of Israel.

July 1 2020 12:01AM

“We Were All Born in Jerusalem”: A Never-Before-Translated Speech by Menachem Begin

What the future prime minister of Israel had to say about his past and present homelands.

May 14 2020 12:14AM

Spare Your People a Fourth Election, O Israel, and Form a Minority Government

Three elections having led to inconclusive results, a fourth now looms. There’s another, smarter, more representative way.

March 12 2020 12:01AM

Podcast: Neil Rogachevsky on the Roots of Israel's Political Crisis and How to Fix It

As the nation gears up for its third election in a year, the time may have come to consider a different way of voting.

Jan. 16 2020 12:01AM

The Best Books of 2019, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II)

Six more Mosaic writers share their favorites, featuring shadow strikes, orchards, gleanings, constitutional evolutions and revolutions, serotonin, odd women, and more.

Dec. 19 2019 12:01AM

What Kind of God Is the God of the Jews?

For thousands of years both friends and enemies of Judaism have labeled it a religion of deed rather than creed, of law rather than faith. A new book firmly and fervently disagrees.

Nov. 6 2019 12:01AM

The Return of Shlomo Sand

The notorious author of The Invention of the Jewish People is back, this time with a screed against certain French intellectuals with a certain something in common.

Dec. 26 2018 12:01AM

The Best Books of 2018, Chosen by Mosaic Authors

Letters, antidotes, eternal lives, outcasts, secret worlds, pogroms, and more.

Dec. 12 2018 12:01AM

A First Draft of the Life of Benjamin Netanyahu

A new biography compels the thought that the prime minister’s alienation from opinions held dear by the Israeli elite—and by his biographer—has been one of the secrets of his success.

July 2 2018 12:01AM

Self-Portrait of a Zionist Statesman and Thinker

As his new memoir brings home, Moshe Arens is one of the most accomplished, articulate, and clear-eyed figures in Israel’s history. What a pity that his best ideas were often thwarted.

March 28 2018 12:01AM

Best Books of the Year, as Selected by Mosaic Authors

Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.

Dec. 27 2017 12:01AM

The Ardent, Stiff-Necked Spirit of Golda Meir

A new biography brings to life a leader of few words who accomplished much with the ones she had, and reminds us how much of her Zionist perseverance remains intact today.

Nov. 29 2017 12:01AM

The Only Language He Understands

Without knowing the Middle East, the author of a highly regarded new book presumes to prescribe what would be best for it—and especially for Israel.

Aug. 10 2017 2:06AM

French Islam's Radical Turn, and Its Ramifications for French Jews

A new book shows the role played by anti-Semitism in the strengthening and consolidation of Islamism in France.

June 29 2017 12:01AM

The Flaws of "Oslo" Are the Same as the Flaws of Oslo

In its embrace of social psychology and “process over politics,” the new hit drama mirrors the mentality that helped produce the disastrous Oslo Accords themselves.

May 17 2017 12:01AM

"Nathan the Wise": An Ambiguous Plea for Religious Toleration 

A new production of an old play stresses the benefits of religious tolerance. But the play itself suggests there might also be costs—and specifically for Jews.

June 29 2016 12:01AM

Who Was Abba Eban?

The “voice of Israel,” as David Ben-Gurion dubbed him, was revered abroad, mocked and sidelined at home. A new biography helps explain why.

Feb. 17 2016 12:01AM

A New Israeli Consensus

Sure, its politics are chaotic. But on several of the most important issues, Israel today is less divided than it has been in a long time.

June 15 2015 12:01AM

The Unwritten Rule

In France, one is expected to be quiet about one’s Judaism in public. But a number of working-class French Jews don’t care.

Oct. 27 2014 12:01AM

Israel Apart

Israel, needless to say, is not an apartheid state. But—in a distinctly Jewish way—it is a state apart.
Feb. 26 2014 5:00AM