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Podcast: Russ Roberts on the Disappointment and the Promise of Prayer

Podcast: Russ Roberts on the Disappointment and the Promise of Prayer

The academic and podcast host joins us to talk about why the words of prayer don’t work for him, and why nonetheless he’s prayed daily for 30 years.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Russ Roberts
Feb. 2 2023 12:01AM
Podcast: Joshua Berman on Traveling to Biblical Egypt

Podcast: Joshua Berman on Traveling to Biblical Egypt

A rabbi and Bible scholar joins us to talk about his trips to biblical Egypt, and about the role of Egypt in the Jewish imagination.

Jan. 27 2023 12:01AM
A Religious Musical in Secular Tel Aviv

A Religious Musical in Secular Tel Aviv

Traditional lines between the secular and religious populations are fading, particularly in the realms of music and art.

Jan. 23 2023 12:01AM
Podcast: Elliott Abrams on American Jews and the New Israeli Government

Podcast: Elliott Abrams on American Jews and the New Israeli Government

The veteran Israel observer and foreign-policy expert joins the podcast to talk about why many American Jews are speaking so apocalyptically about Israel’s new governing coalition.

Jan. 20 2023 12:01AM
How Hebrew Came to Be Written From Right to Left

How Hebrew Came to Be Written From Right to Left

Hebrew was once written in both directions. How did it fix its direction, and what does that show about the history of writing in general?

Jan. 18 2023 12:01AM
The Baffling Appeal of "Jews Don’t Count"

The Baffling Appeal of "Jews Don’t Count"

Why is a silly new documentary about anti-Semitism that breathlessly reveals David Schwimmer has “never felt white, ever” getting such a rapturous response?

Jan. 16 2023 12:49AM
Podcast: Carl Gershman on What the Jewish Experience Can Offer the Uighurs of China

Podcast: Carl Gershman on What the Jewish Experience Can Offer the Uighurs of China

A Jewish democracy activist joins us to talk about the oppression of the Uighurs in western China, and whether the Jewish experience has any survival strategies to offer.

Jan. 12 2023 12:01AM
Podcast: Our Favorite Broadcasts of 2022

Podcast: Our Favorite Broadcasts of 2022

Here are excerpts from some of our favorite conversations last year, with subjects including Jewish life in Ukraine, Arabs and the Holocaust, China’s Haifa port, and more.

Jan. 6 2023 12:01AM
Is the Language Abraham Spoke Engraved on an Ancient Lice Comb?

Is the Language Abraham Spoke Engraved on an Ancient Lice Comb?

For the first time, a whole sentence in ancient Canaanite has been found. Only six words long, it brings us many words closer to the age of the Patriarchs.

Jan. 4 2023 12:01AM
The Best of Mosaic in 2022: History & Ideas, Arts & Culture, the Middle East

The Best of Mosaic in 2022: History & Ideas, Arts & Culture, the Middle East

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite stories that we published this year. Today, we focus on the Middle East, on the arts, and on Jewish history and ideas.

Dec. 30 2022 12:42AM
The Best of Mosaic in 2022: Israel, the Jewish World, Politics

The Best of Mosaic in 2022: Israel, the Jewish World, Politics

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite stories from this year. Today, we focus on Israel, Jews across the world, and on contemporary politics.

Dec. 29 2022 12:01AM
Podcast: Benjamin Netanyahu on His Moments of Decision

Podcast: Benjamin Netanyahu on His Moments of Decision

Israel’s past and future prime minister joins the podcast to discuss how he weighs consequential decisions, and three crucial choices he made in his career.

Dec. 27 2022 12:01AM
The Maccabees, the Greeks, and the Origins of the Conflict Between Hellenism and Hebraism

The Maccabees, the Greeks, and the Origins of the Conflict Between Hellenism and Hebraism

What the Maccabees called their enemies reveals much about how both cultures saw themselves and what the conflict between them meant for the world.

Dec. 21 2022 12:01AM
The Best Books of 2022, Chosen by Mosaic Authors

The Best Books of 2022, Chosen by Mosaic Authors

Featuring wars, peacemakers, two cultures, pogroms, plays, four ages, wild problems, caves, magic, letters, American conservatives, liberal parents, radical children, and more.

Dec. 19 2022 12:01AM