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Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Maimonides the Physician

Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Maimonides the Physician

The great philosopher and jurist also wrote ten treatises of medicine. What ideas about human life do they contain?

Feb. 23 2024 12:01AM
The World Is Not Taking the Houthis Seriously Enough

The World Is Not Taking the Houthis Seriously Enough

Of all the actors that have taken the world stage since October 7, the Houthis are surely the most surprising. Where did they come from and what do they want?

Feb. 22 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Cynthia Ozick on the Story of a Jew Who Becomes a Tormentor of Other Jews

Podcast: Cynthia Ozick on the Story of a Jew Who Becomes a Tormentor of Other Jews

In her latest short fiction, the great American Jewish writer retells the true story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Italian boy taken by the pope in 1858 and raised to become a priest.

Feb. 16 2024 12:01AM
Tit for Tat Is a Bad Way of Arguing about Gaza

Tit for Tat Is a Bad Way of Arguing about Gaza

Two or three thoughts on the “dehumanizing” discourse.

Feb. 15 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Guiding Readers to "The Guide of the Perplexed"

Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Guiding Readers to "The Guide of the Perplexed"

Our series on the great Jewish philosopher introduces his magnum opus, explains how to read it, and shows who it’s meant to benefit.

Feb. 9 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Ray Takeyh on What Iran Wants

Podcast: Ray Takeyh on What Iran Wants

Iran has sparked conflict across the Middle East over the last few months. What are its aims? Is it succeeding?

Feb. 2 2024 12:01AM
The Linguistically Challenged International Court of Justice

The Linguistically Challenged International Court of Justice

It is apparently too much to expect fifteen expert jurists to understand how human language is commonly used.

Feb. 1 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Maimonides and the Human Condition

Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Maimonides and the Human Condition

The great rabbi introduced puzzling questions of philosophy and religion right under the surface of his writing. What are they?

Jan. 26 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Hillel Neuer on How the Human-Rights Industry Became Obsessed with Israel

Podcast: Hillel Neuer on How the Human-Rights Industry Became Obsessed with Israel

The director of UN Watch explains the human-rights movement’s divorce from Israel.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Hillel Neuer
Jan. 19 2024 12:01AM
The Irony of "Genocide"

The Irony of "Genocide"

A Jewish lawyer coined the term because there was no word that described the murder of a whole people. But the definition he favored is so loose it can apply to almost any conflict.

Jan. 18 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Where to Begin With Maimonides

Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Where to Begin With Maimonides

An expert introduces the life and mind of the rabbi and great Jewish philosopher.

Jan. 12 2024 12:01AM
A Special Dictionary for Israel

A Special Dictionary for Israel

When it comes to describing Israel’s actions in war and peace, the world invests established terms with new meaning, and simply invents others.

Jan. 10 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Our Favorite Conversations of 2023

Podcast: Our Favorite Conversations of 2023

Excerpts from some favorite conversations last year, with subjects including the art of Hebrew calligraphy, the Palestinian predicament, the conversion of the Jews, and more.

Jan. 5 2024 12:01AM
Israel and the CNN Effect

Israel and the CNN Effect

Images of bloodshed in Gaza should upset anyone with a healthy moral sense. But they don’t help determine whether the actions that brought these scenes about were ethical.

Jan. 4 2024 12:01AM