The son of the human-rights icon joins us to discuss his father’s legacy, including his views on Zionism, Judaism, and Holocaust memory.
And why each has been preferred in different times and places.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a recent column, the eminent scholar John McWhorter celebrates a linguistic revolution in the offing. But at what cost, and to whom?
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.
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.
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.
The philosopher joins us to offer a look at a biblical book whose philosophical premises encompass the modern condition.
The Israeli director and the American rabbi team up to discuss her groundbreaking film about marriage and Jewish life.
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.