They can’t vote in person right now, but that’s not stopping undergraduates at one of the world’s most prestigious universities from trying to pass a boycott of Israel.
The noted author and political thinker drops by our studio to talk about his other passion: Israeli music and the ways it has shaped the country.
A passage in the Talmud’s first tractate shows why it’s such a uniquely influential work, and so unlike anything in the history of Western literature, theology, or legal scholarship.
Untangling the history of the Ani Ma’amin, usually but misleadingly ascribed to Maimonides.
The foreign-policy expert joins us to talk about how to slow down Iran’s march toward nuclear weapons—without getting entangled in a military confrontation.
A derived translation of the Hebrew Bible’s ḥesed, which focuses on action and deeds for others, lovingkindness as understood today focuses on internal feeling.
Houdini’s was the prototypically self-made American tale. But even while turning himself into the world’s greatest breaker of constraints, he remained a proudly identified Jew.
The historian and author of The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust joins us to talk about his work.
Three elections having led to inconclusive results, a fourth now looms. There’s another, smarter, more representative way.
The Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem offers a fascinating (if occasionally overdone) view of the movement.
Once home to a thriving community of Jewish students, today the U.S.-accredited university effectively bars Israelis from applying.
The expert on international law joins us to explain why he thinks the new plan might work where others have failed.
An Italian Yiddish was never in the cards, as the case of “Judeo-Mantuan” makes clear, because Jews were more closely integrated into Italian society than they were in Eastern Europe.
He did. A recent book is a damning polemic against him and also against America’s most politically connected Jewish leader. Yet it’s hard to imagine things ending differently.