With its new Yiddish course, the language-learning app Duolingo sparked major disagreements over Jewish identity. One of the course developers joins us to discuss what happened.
The beginning of a new series investigating how the Israeli Declaration of Independence came about, and what the text reveals about the country it brought into being.
A brief look at some of the many Jewish words relating to alcohol.
A shift in right-wing populist rhetoric toward Jews and Israel has been taking place on the continent. Why? And how likely is it to endure?
The editor of Al Arabiya’s English edition joins us to talk about where the real rifts in the Middle East are, and to share what Saudis think about the Iran deal.
I lack the showmanship of America’s famous talk-radio hosts, but even Rush Limbaugh didn’t try to teach Maimonides and al-Farabi on the radio.
The noted scholar joins our podcast to analyze an important speech Soloveitchik gave on the eve of the Suez Crisis, deriving meaning for the circumstance from the Bible’s Song of Songs.
Why should a Hebrew verb originally meaning to puncture have produced so many words relating to both the non-holy and to holes?
The historian Martin Kramer interviews the former American ambassador to Israel in order to discover how the historic Middle East deals came together.
With pornography on the rise and sexting now commonplace, the Internet is a perilous place for children. Here’s how an Israeli technology company is trying to make it safer.
Meir Soloveichik explains how the seder’s four cups of wine elevate the holiday, while two enthusiasts recommend their favorite wines from the great regions of Jewish viticulture.
On Passover, Jews are commanded to retell the story of the Exodus, but the book they use to do it seems just as focused on food and drink as it is on the story itself. Why?
It’s been one year since the anti-Semitic Labor leader stepped down. Things have much improved since then, but it’s also become clear that the forces he unleashed are in the U.K. to stay.
A movement of aggrieved small-business owners has grown in Israel over the last year. But the origins of the Jerusalem baker it highlights as its chief example are shrouded in mystery.