This week, we look at the religious, political, and cultural matrix out of which Israel emerges, and the human alternative against which Israel will be defined.
The American social scientist joins us to assess what’s happening in American religious culture as the pandemic continues to take its toll.
From now until next September 6, we will be living in 5781 and 2021. Is that an accident, or is a deeper synchronicity at work?
A new book aims to dispel the idea of the divine chosenness of the Jews. In fact, it promotes a moralism as heavy-handed as that of the most simplistic preacher.
Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations joins us to talk about the politics of water in the Middle East.
Read along with one of our time’s great readers of the Bible as he works his way through the book of Exodus.
A Jewish prayer for a great, grieving nation.
As tracked through the waxing and waning value of the Hebrew words for “departees” and “descenders.”
The editor of National Affairs joins us to talk about the changing majority culture in America, and what anxieties that culture provokes in the minority.
The best of what we published in 2020 on the ever-changing relationship between Jews and Christians, and in particular American Jews and American Christians.
The best of what we published on the extraordinary changes taking place between Israel and its neighbors this year.
As 2020 comes to a close, we’re looking back at the work we published this year. Today, we focus on the coronavirus, and its effects on Jewish life.
“When Arabs hear the word ‘Shoah,’” Khalid tells me, “they black out. It’s almost like a paralysis. They don’t want to hear another word about it. But they—we—need to.”
Some reflections on how we Jews cope with the majority culture around us, provoked by Handel’s beautifully crafted 1741 oratorio.