Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic

A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.

Podcast: Thomas Karako on Israel and America's Missile-Defense Partnership

The national-security expert tells us how an Israeli interceptor ended up launching from Alaska.

Oct. 17 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: David Bashevkin on the Creation of Sin

The rabbi and author of Sin-a-gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought drops by our studio for a conversation about the nature and origins of sin.

Oct. 4 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Matti Friedman on How Jews from Arab Lands Have Shaped Israel

The journalist and author joins us to talk about Israel as a Mizraḥi nation.

Sept. 26 2019 12:18AM

Podcast: Micah Goodman on the Right Way to Reduce the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli public intellectual joins us to talk about the ideas in his bestselling Catch 67 and his recent essay in the Atlantic.

Sept. 20 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Jack Wertheimer on the New American Synagogue

In the third and final episode of our podcast series, the eminent scholar of American Jewish life brings us into the typical synagogue to show how deeply it’s changing.

Sept. 12 2019 12:35AM

Podcast: Meir Soloveichik on the Purpose of Keeping Kosher (with Locusts)

The rabbi and public intellectual comes by our studio to discuss the meaning of kashrut, with the help of some unusual examples.

Sept. 5 2019 12:32AM

Podcast: Avi Weiss Talks about the AMIA Bombing Cover-Up

The rabbi, activist, and author of this month’s Mosaic essay drops by our studio to talk about his time in Argentina laboring to comfort, and to seek justice for, the bereaved.

Aug. 29 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Jack Wertheimer on the Many Rapid Changes in the Religious Life of American Jews

Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox look much different from the way they appeared fifty years ago. In part two of our conversation, we look at what’s changed.

Aug. 22 2019 12:05AM

Podcast: Ruth Wisse on Tevye the Dairyman

The renowned expert on Yiddish literature stops by to talk everything Tevye, Fiddler, Sholem Aleichem, and more.

Aug. 15 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Jack Wertheimer on the New American Judaism

The eminent historian of American Jewish life stops by to talk about the findings in his latest book The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today.

Aug. 8 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Jeremy Rabkin on Why the "Lawfare" Threat to Israel Still Pales Next to Conventional Dangers

The expert on constitutional and international law tells us why the specter of “legal” warfare against Israel may not be as grievous as some worry.

Aug. 1 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Yehoshua Pfeffer on the Future of Ultra-Orthodox Politics and Culture in Israel

The leading ultra-Orthodox intellectual joins us to explain the key conflicts surrounding the place of his community within Israeli society.

July 25 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Mona Charen on Sex, Love, and What Feminism Gets Right—and Wrong

The nationally syndicated columnist joins us for a discussion about contemporary sexual mores and family life.

July 19 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Dara Horn on Eternal Life (and "Eternal Life")

The noted author swings by to talk about the perils and the promises of human mortality.

July 11 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: David Evanier Talks about the World of the American Jewish Communists

The author of the recent Mosaic essay drops by to draw a picture of a now-vanished world of flamethrowers, washed-up ideologues, and true believers.

July 5 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Michael Doran on America’s Standoff with Iran

The Middle East analyst stops by to talk about his recent blockbuster essay in Mosaic.

June 27 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Daniel Krauthammer on His Father’s Jewish Legacy

The son of the late columnist discusses his father’s thinking about Israel, faith, and Jewish ideas, and summons memories of shared Jewish life at home.

June 20 2019 12:25AM

Podcast: Yaakov Katz on Israel's "Shadow Strike" against a Syrian Nuclear Reactor

The inside story behind Israel’s bold 2007 decision to stop Syria from becoming a nuclear-armed state.

June 13 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Annika Hernroth-Rothstein On Her Travels to the Most Far-Flung Jewish Communities

What this intrepid journalist learned from the pious Jews of Djerba, what it’s like to pray in a synagogue with Tehran’s remaining Jewish community, and more.

June 6 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Menachem Wecker Talks about His Essay on the Problems of the Jewish Museum

The author of “The Wreck of the Jewish Museum” joins us in the studio to expand on his ideas.

May 30 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Francine Klagsbrun on Golda Meir

The author of LionessGolda Meir and the Nation of Israel sits down to discuss, among other things, the impact America had on Meir.

May 23 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Jonathan Neumann on Jewish Politics Left and Right

The author of a book about the way progressive politics have come to define Judaism for many Jews drops by the studio to talk about the politics of the Jewish world.

May 16 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Dovid Margolin on the Rebbe’s Campaign for a Moment of Silence

How something as simple as a brief moment of reflection for schoolchildren could influence hearts and minds for the better.

May 2 2019 1:42AM

Podcast: Scott Shay Pushes Back against the New Atheists

When he learned just how much power the likes of Richard Dawkins had amassed, the writer Scott Shay decided to fight back.

April 18 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Joshua Berman on Evidence for the Exodus

The eminent bible scholar and author of the essay “Was There an Exodus?” joins us in the studio.

April 11 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Daniel Gordis on the Rift between American and Israeli Jews

The scholar and commentator drops by the studio to illuminate what the divide is about, what it’s not about, and what it all means.

April 4 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Nicholas Gallagher on Jewish History and America’s Immigration Debate

The author of Mosaic’s March 2019 essay stops by the studio to discuss and debate his argument about immigration.

March 28 2019 1:57PM

Podcast: Special Envoy Elan Carr on How He Fights Anti-Semitism Across the Globe

America’s newly-appointed envoy stops by to talk about his plans for his office.

March 21 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Malka Groden on Adoption Within the Orthodox Community

A Lubavitcher adoptive mother, and a passionate advocate of adoption within the Orthodox community, explains the unique challenges she faced while pursuing her goal.

March 14 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Eugene Kontorovich on the Legalities and Controversies of Anti-BDS Law

The noted legal expert explains why anti-BDS laws are not only permissible but also just.

March 7 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: David Wolpe on the Survival of Non-Orthodox Judaism

A leading American rabbi speaks frankly about the future of his own movement and other matters of pressing Jewish concern.

Feb. 28 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Michael Doran on Keeping Our Eye on the Ball in the Middle East

Mosaic’s key foreign-policy analyst elaborates on his latest big essay.

Feb. 21 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Jonah Goldberg on Marx's Anti-Semitism

“Money is the jealous god of Israel, in the face of which no other god may exist.”

Feb. 14 2019 12:01AM

Podcast: Ambassador Danny Danon on Life and Work at the UN

The first episode of our new podcast, produced in conjunction with the Tikvah Fund, is here. Listen now!

Feb. 7 2019 12:01AM