The writer, an Iranian Jewish refugee to America, joins the podcast to discuss a confrontation in writing.
Interviews with Norman Podhoretz and Elliott Abrams recreate the foreign-policy debates of the cold war, and illuminate Kissinger’s attitudes toward Israel and the Jewish people.
The distinguished strategist explains how such a small state has managed to become such a major innovator in defense technology.
Rarely heard in the speech of most Israelis in the past, b’sorot tovot, an ironic “good news,” has suddenly become a common way of saying goodbye.
A retired IDF brigadier general offers a preliminary retrospective on what happened in the three weeks before Israel’s ground forces moved into Gaza.
The name of the biblical tribe of murderers, the arch-rivals of ancient Israel, has been much discussed in the wake of October 7. Is that appropriate?
Why do we suddenly care so much about Israel or Jewish survival? Is it only the Jew as eternal victim that we cherish? Hardly—it is the Jewish way of living that matters.
North Korean arms dealers have been supplying Hamas with rockets, rocket-propelled grenades, laser-guided anti-tank missiles, and more.
Lacking freedom, Jews once developed an ethic of martyrdom. Now, they don’t need martyrs, they need to stand and fight.
Most wars, including the current one, are just called “the war” at first. The names that stick usually come years and sometimes centuries later.
Earlier this year, the two nations were on the verge of repairing a broken alliance. Is that possibility still alive?
Pidyon shvuyim, the redemption and release of captives, is an old and urgent Jewish obligation. What does it mean today and what are the moral tradeoffs involved?
A meḥdal occurred in 1973. It has now, in an eerily similar way, occurred again. What exactly does it mean in English?
A leading rabbi looks at the theological significance of the honorific given to a Jewish martyr, and explains how it differs from the typical honorific given to the Jewish dead.