The Jewish leader recalls his upbringing in Soviet Russia and explains what inspired him to return to the land from which his family fled.
“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus and “The Silver Platter” by Natan Alterman distill, reinforce, and hallow what makes each nation distinctive.
The Israeli journalist joins us to talk about his recent Atlantic essay on how when Americans look at Israelis they see a reflection of themselves.
The name Israel came by a process of elimination, because there wasn’t time to come up with anything better.
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?
After harshly criticizing the Jewish state for decades, Europe seems to be tilting towards Israel and away from the Palestinians. Why?
The expert joins us to talk about the history and future of Israeli water technology.
According to the Talmud, when God handed down the commandments, he handed them down in every language at once.
Suddenly, Yiddish is no longer the archetype of a dying language but is transformed, growing, and built to withstand the rigors of the 21st century. What happened?
The analyst joins us to talk about his essay explaining why President Biden seeks to downgrade allies and elevate adversaries in the Middle East.
Seventy-three years ago this week, Israel appointed a thirty-three-year-old former professor as its UN representative. The rest is history—and bears a lesson for today.
The declaration came together so hurriedly that if the drafters had argued for even a few hours more it would have read much differently.
The journalist joins us to talk about his new book and to explain how keeping the Sabbath can benefit Americans of all faiths.
The latest drama in the field of Jewish studies has turned into a campaign to reframe the perpetuation of Jewishness as a dystopian project of enforced reproduction.