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Podcast: Elisha Wiesel on His Father's Jewish and Zionist Legacy

Podcast: Elisha Wiesel on His Father's Jewish and Zionist Legacy

The son of the human-rights icon joins us to discuss his father’s legacy, including his views on Zionism, Judaism, and Holocaust memory.

Elisha Wiesel and Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic
Oct. 22 2021 12:04AM
More on the Differences Between "Jew," "Hebrew," and "Israeli"

More on the Differences Between "Jew," "Hebrew," and "Israeli"

And why each has been preferred in different times and places.

Oct. 20 2021 1:55AM
“All the World Wants the Jews Dead: An Overwrought View from the Peak at the Bottom”

“All the World Wants the Jews Dead: An Overwrought View from the Peak at the Bottom”

Before Dara Horn’s People Love Dead Jews, and before Bari Weiss’s “Everybody Hates the Jews,” there was Cynthia Ozick’s still powerful and urgent essay in Esquire.

Oct. 18 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Antonio Garcia Martinez on Choosing Judaism as an Antidote to Secular Modernity

Podcast: Antonio Garcia Martinez on Choosing Judaism as an Antidote to Secular Modernity

The modern way of life works if you want to make money, but there are bigger questions that it just can’t answer. Judaism, the author of a new essay argues, can fill the gap.

Oct. 14 2021 12:01AM
Solving the Mystery of the Brick and the Book

Solving the Mystery of the Brick and the Book

A professor of Jewish art finds himself turning from one explanation of a puzzling drawing found in an old manuscript to another—and then possibly back again.

Oct. 12 2021 12:25AM
The Confounding Origins of the Term "Hebrew"

The Confounding Origins of the Term "Hebrew"

The word is freighted with both theological and national meaning, which points not just to a semantic tension but to a permanent tension within Jewish identity itself.

Oct. 11 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Haviv Rettig Gur on the Jewish Agency in 2021

Podcast: Haviv Rettig Gur on the Jewish Agency in 2021

With the election of a new chairman happening soon, a former spokesman for the Jewish world’s biggest nonprofit joins us to examine its past and future.

Oct. 8 2021 12:02AM
Should English Change Its System of Pronouns?

Should English Change Its System of Pronouns?

In a recent column, the eminent scholar John McWhorter celebrates a linguistic revolution in the offing. But at what cost, and to whom?

Oct. 8 2021 12:01AM
What Happens in Middle America When Israel Goes to War

What Happens in Middle America When Israel Goes to War

As rockets flew this past spring, my small Minnesota town found itself divided, which set me on a mission: to convene my neighbors face to face. A new film helped me set the stage.

Oct. 6 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Yedidya Sinclair on Israel's Shmitah Year

Podcast: Yedidya Sinclair on Israel's Shmitah Year

This year is one in which Jews are commanded to let the Land of Israel lie fallow. On this week’s podcast, an expert explains what this commandment means and how it’s applied there today.

Oct. 1 2021 12:01AM
How Israel's Former Allies Became Its Foremost Enemies, and Vice Versa

How Israel's Former Allies Became Its Foremost Enemies, and Vice Versa

Where Israel once aligned with Turkey and Iran against the Arab states, it now finds itself aligned with those former enemies against Turkey and Iran.

Sept. 27 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Peter Kreeft on the Philosophy of Ecclesiastes

Podcast: Peter Kreeft on the Philosophy of Ecclesiastes

The philosopher joins us to offer a look at a biblical book whose philosophical premises encompass the modern condition.

Sept. 24 2021 12:01AM
Rama Burshtein and Meir Soloveichik Talk "Fill the Void"

Rama Burshtein and Meir Soloveichik Talk "Fill the Void"

The Israeli director and the American rabbi team up to discuss her groundbreaking film about marriage and Jewish life.

Sept. 23 2021 1:02AM
Whose Rights Did Israel Recognize in 1948?

Whose Rights Did Israel Recognize in 1948?

In all but one of the instances in which “rights” appear in the Israeli declaration, they refer to a collective right, not an individual one.

Sept. 23 2021 12:01AM