Neil Rogachevsky

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

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