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Podcast: Special Envoy Elan Carr on How He Fights Anti-Semitism Across the Globe

Podcast: Special Envoy Elan Carr on How He Fights Anti-Semitism Across the Globe

America’s newly-appointed envoy stops by to talk about his plans for his office.

March 21 2019 12:01AM
When Nonsense Syllables Make Perfect Sense

When Nonsense Syllables Make Perfect Sense

Take, for instance, the word tararam, meaningwhat else?—“fuss” or “hullabaloo.”

March 20 2019 12:01AM
What Does the Purim Story Have to Do with Righteous Gentiles?

What Does the Purim Story Have to Do with Righteous Gentiles?

Precious little, you would think. But actually, thanks to one figure in the story, quite a lot.

March 19 2019 12:01AM
Deborah Lipstadt's Taxonomy of the Anti-Semite

Deborah Lipstadt's Taxonomy of the Anti-Semite

The historian’s new book sets out to conduct a clear-sighted tour of 21st-century anti-Semitism, but her vision turns out to be occluded.

March 15 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Malka Groden on Adoption Within the Orthodox Community

Podcast: Malka Groden on Adoption Within the Orthodox Community

A Lubavitcher adoptive mother, and a passionate advocate of adoption within the Orthodox community, explains the unique challenges she faced while pursuing her goal.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Malka Groden
March 14 2019 12:01AM
Where MLK Really Stood on Israel and the Palestinians

Where MLK Really Stood on Israel and the Palestinians

On Martin Luther King Day, the ghost of the great civil-rights leader was summoned to condemn Israel. The problem? While alive, King had plenty of opportunities to do so—and never did.

March 13 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Eugene Kontorovich on the Legalities and Controversies of Anti-BDS Law

Podcast: Eugene Kontorovich on the Legalities and Controversies of Anti-BDS Law

The noted legal expert explains why anti-BDS laws are not only permissible but also just.

March 7 2019 12:01AM
The (Shockingly Low) Literacy Rate of Jews in Eastern Europe

The (Shockingly Low) Literacy Rate of Jews in Eastern Europe

There were many more illiterate Jews in the Tsarist empire than we tend to think there were.

March 6 2019 12:01AM
The Stubbornly Jewish Worldview of the Soviet-Era Writer Friedrich Gorenstein

The Stubbornly Jewish Worldview of the Soviet-Era Writer Friedrich Gorenstein

Gorenstein is best-known for his film scripts, written for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Now, recently published in English for the first time, his own voice can be heard.

March 5 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: David Wolpe on the Survival of Non-Orthodox Judaism

Podcast: David Wolpe on the Survival of Non-Orthodox Judaism

A leading American rabbi speaks frankly about the future of his own movement and other matters of pressing Jewish concern.

Feb. 28 2019 12:01AM
Politics; or, Grappling with Liberalism and Women's Lib

Politics; or, Grappling with Liberalism and Women's Lib

I expected the women’s movement to evaporate as quickly as it had materialized. It was the worst cultural prediction of my life.

Feb. 27 2019 2:19AM
All the Reasons Why You Don’t Want a Career in Prophecy

All the Reasons Why You Don’t Want a Career in Prophecy

Just after his moment of glory, the prophet Elijah finds himself alone and deserted.

Feb. 22 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Michael Doran on Keeping Our Eye on the Ball in the Middle East

Podcast: Michael Doran on Keeping Our Eye on the Ball in the Middle East

Mosaic’s key foreign-policy analyst elaborates on his latest big essay.

Feb. 21 2019 12:01AM
Last Month Philologos Asked for Language Help, and Got It

Last Month Philologos Asked for Language Help, and Got It

Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”

Feb. 20 2019 12:01AM