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Podcast: Yuval Levin on the Failure of America's Institutions

Podcast: Yuval Levin on the Failure of America's Institutions

The author of A Time to Build joins us to talk about why institutions matter and what communities of faith can do to contribute to American renewal.

Jan. 24 2020 12:01AM
Who Pisseth against the Wall?

Who Pisseth against the Wall?

Why the felt need to excise profanity from the Bible is fundamentally inane.

Jan. 22 2020 12:01AM
"A Lot of People Want Malmö to Fail, Just as They Want Salahuddin and Me to Hate Each Other"

"A Lot of People Want Malmö to Fail, Just as They Want Salahuddin and Me to Hate Each Other"

A visit with an imam and a rabbi who together are attempting the impossible in Sweden’s most notoriously anti-Semitic city.

Jan. 21 2020 12:01AM
Bookends to the Jews' First Experience with Statehood

Bookends to the Jews' First Experience with Statehood

Moses inaugurated Jewish national independence. The prophet Jeremiah comes to oversee its collapse.

Jan. 17 2020 12:01AM
Podcast: Neil Rogachevsky on the Roots of Israel's Political Crisis and How to Fix It

Podcast: Neil Rogachevsky on the Roots of Israel's Political Crisis and How to Fix It

As the nation gears up for its third election in a year, the time may have come to consider a different way of voting.

Jan. 16 2020 12:01AM
The Woman Who Earned a Place Alongside the Rabbis of the Talmud

The Woman Who Earned a Place Alongside the Rabbis of the Talmud

Bruriah is the only female cited repeatedly as a religious authority, and rarely shown in the roles the Talmud generally associates with women. Who was she?

Jan. 15 2020 12:01AM
Why Orthodox Jews Have Been Hesitant to Adopt Outside Their Community, and Why They Shouldn't Be

Why Orthodox Jews Have Been Hesitant to Adopt Outside Their Community, and Why They Shouldn't Be

Over 100,000 American children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews can help.

Jan. 14 2020 12:01AM
Podcast: Yuval Levin on the Victorian Values of Gertrude Himmelfarb

Podcast: Yuval Levin on the Victorian Values of Gertrude Himmelfarb

The intellectual and editor of National Affairs joins us to discuss Himmelfarb and the moral and political virtues she deemed necessary for a healthy democratic society.

Jan. 9 2020 12:01AM
The Controversy Over the Origins of the Word "Ghetto"

The Controversy Over the Origins of the Word "Ghetto"

For a word that is, in terms of its linguistic history, a relatively recent one, ghetto’s origins have been an unusual source of contention and uncertainty.

Jan. 8 2020 12:01AM
What Has Happened to the Jews of Ukraine

What Has Happened to the Jews of Ukraine

Caught in the middle of Russia’s hybrid war on their country, they need serious help—and nobody is listening.

Jan. 7 2020 12:01AM
Podcast: The Best Conversations of 2019

Podcast: The Best Conversations of 2019

In 2019, some 40 different guests joined our podcast. Now it’s time to take stock in ten of the most interesting and provocative nuggets of conversation that we recorded last year.

Jan. 3 2020 12:01AM
The Rise and Prospects of Israeli Conservatism

The Rise and Prospects of Israeli Conservatism

By a number of measures Israeli sensibilities have always been fairly conservative, but conservatism as an ideology was long frowned upon—until recently. What’s next?

Jan. 2 2020 12:01AM
Podcast: Arthur Herman on the Impact of China on the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Podcast: Arthur Herman on the Impact of China on the U.S.-Israel Relationship

The historian and foreign-policy expert joins us to talk about strains between friends and how to overcome them.

Dec. 27 2019 12:01AM
Oberon's Jewish Pedigree

Oberon's Jewish Pedigree

The figure of the great fairy king in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is descended from Judah Maccabee.

Dec. 26 2019 12:01AM