The faith of America’s Pilgrim ancestors was deepened by Jewish texts, while their acts of gratitude were conscious reenactments of the Jewish past.
There’s talk of the new American administration moving closer to Iran. Could a Saudi step toward peace with Israel protect Riyadh from the troubles that might ensue?
When the established rabbis go silent, others, including civic-minded philanthropists and charismatic outsiders with inflammatory social-media presences, fill the void.
The Israeli journalist and author of our November essay joins us to talk about the lives featured in his work.
Why do Yiddish speakers refer to children by terms of endearment seemingly meant for adults?
Born within four years of each other, David Ben-Gurion and Abdullah bin Hussein emerged out of the same political womb to forge Israel and Jordan in battle. Both nations should be grateful.
The author of our October essay joins us to talk about the sources of Jewish resilience, and to share his memories of the Six-Day War.
How a much-lauded historian with a genius for identifying similarities—but no eye for differences—misreads Jewish history.
The powers at the center of the Muslim world are refusing to tolerate radical Islamism, and a spirit of repair and renewal is at hand. Will it catch on?
The Israeli actress recently released “Gal Gadot Teaches You Hebrew Slang,” a short video from Vanity Fair. She turns out not to be such a good teacher, but it doesn’t matter much.
The intellectual shifts revealed by the new peace agreements between Israel and three Arab nations could turn out to be as significant as their economic and military benefits.
The editor of the great Jewish magazine joins us to talk about its illustrious history.
I just wrote a book about new fundamentalisms with the university’s much-loved Jewish president. Now one of those fundamentalisms, aided by its Jewish exponents, is coming for him.
So goes the accusation. But the public commitment Britain made to the Jews in Palestine is very different from the Sykes-Picot accord and other secret “treaties” carving up native lands.