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What’s Behind New Proposals to Help the American Family?

What’s Behind New Proposals to Help the American Family?

Democrats and Republicans both seem to think that the family needs help. But they don’t agree on what a family is, or what government support would aim to accomplish.

Jan. 17 2022 12:01AM
Podcast: Matti Friedman on China’s New Haifa Port

Podcast: Matti Friedman on China’s New Haifa Port

The Israeli journalist joins us to talk about how a Chinese propaganda mission led by a man known as “Chinese Itzik” has dazzled Israeli citizens.

Jan. 14 2022 12:01AM
Should Moses Be Called Moshe?

Should Moses Be Called Moshe?

A new edition of the Hebrew Bible edited by the late Jonathan Sacks Hebraizes its names in a way that bibles almost never do. Why, and what’s at stake?

Jan. 12 2022 12:01AM
The Voice Emil Fackenheim Heard

The Voice Emil Fackenheim Heard

The Jewish philosopher heard in the silence of the Shoah’s victims a voice issuing a 614th commandment to the Jews. Was he right?

Jan. 10 2022 12:01AM
Podcast: Jay Greene on Anti-Semitic Leanings Among College Diversity Administrators

Podcast: Jay Greene on Anti-Semitic Leanings Among College Diversity Administrators

The author of a new report scrutinized hundreds of public statements from those who work in diversity offices on campus. He joins us to explain what he found.

Jan. 7 2022 12:01AM
Should Jews Read Homer?

Should Jews Read Homer?

Despite extensive similarities, few readers have studied Genesis together with the Odyssey in hopes of illuminating the human condition. What lies waiting to be discovered?

Jan. 5 2022 12:01AM
Podcast: Our Favorite Broadcasts of 2021

Podcast: Our Favorite Broadcasts of 2021

The podcast covered everything from Israeli political challenges to Yiddish education controversies this year. This week, we feature excerpts from some of our favorites.

Dec. 31 2021 12:01AM
How America’s Largest Socialist Organization Went from Supporting Israel to Boycotting It

How America’s Largest Socialist Organization Went from Supporting Israel to Boycotting It

The Jewish state is the new litmus test for the American left.

Dec. 30 2021 12:06AM
Podcast: Three Young Jews on Discovering Their Jewish Purposes

Podcast: Three Young Jews on Discovering Their Jewish Purposes

Tamara Berens, Talia Katz, and Dovid Schwartz talk about their journeys to Jewish service, and how the Beren Summer Fellowship helped guide them.

Dec. 24 2021 12:04AM
Why Is “F---” Considered Unprintable?

Why Is “F---” Considered Unprintable?

Of all the expletives, the f-word alone continues to be partially censored. Perhaps that’s because it still connotes menace in a way that other expletives do not.

Dec. 22 2021 12:01AM
Netanyahu: The Figures Who Formed Him, and the Duties of Jewish Leadership

Netanyahu: The Figures Who Formed Him, and the Duties of Jewish Leadership

A new interview, published in English here for the first time, reveals the political tradition at work in the Israeli leader’s thinking.

Dec. 21 2021 12:48AM
Stranger and Neighbor at the Schvitz in London

Stranger and Neighbor at the Schvitz in London

At a public bath in east London, three of the city’s most insular groups—cockneys, Russian immigrants, and ḥasidic Jews—sweat together in peace. How?

Dec. 20 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Annie Fixler on Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century

Podcast: Annie Fixler on Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century

A cyber security expert explains the major cyber threats facing the United States, and the role Israel could in play in securing both countries.

Dec. 17 2021 12:17AM
The Best Books of 2021, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II)

The Best Books of 2021, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II)

Four more of our writers pick several favorites each, featuring two Ruths, passengers, Lincoln, Verdun, chief rabbis, Jewish Montreal, sweet spots, a fortress, and more.

Dec. 15 2021 12:01AM