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Podcast: Francine Klagsbrun on Golda Meir

Podcast: Francine Klagsbrun on Golda Meir

The author of LionessGolda Meir and the Nation of Israel sits down to discuss, among other things, the impact America had on Meir.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Francine Klagsbrun
May 23 2019 12:01AM
Mies van der Rohe's Misbegotten Change of Name

Mies van der Rohe's Misbegotten Change of Name

Before becoming linked to the famous architect who was trying to escape it, the German word mies (rotten) made its way from Hebrew, to Yiddish, to a thieves’ argot called Rotwelsch.

May 22 2019 12:01AM
What I Learned When I Called Out an Anti-Semitic Cartoonist at Stanford Earlier This Month

What I Learned When I Called Out an Anti-Semitic Cartoonist at Stanford Earlier This Month

An open letter to fellow students who want to write about Israel and anti-Semitism.

May 21 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Jonathan Neumann on Jewish Politics Left and Right

Podcast: Jonathan Neumann on Jewish Politics Left and Right

The author of a book about the way progressive politics have come to define Judaism for many Jews drops by the studio to talk about the politics of the Jewish world.

May 16 2019 12:01AM
The Middle Eastern Jews Who Were Some of Israel's Earliest Undercover Spies

The Middle Eastern Jews Who Were Some of Israel's Earliest Undercover Spies

A wonderful new book recaptures their story and relates it to broader issues of Middle Eastern Jewish identity.

May 15 2019 12:01AM
The Mind-Boggling Story of Shlomo and Yemimah Gangte

The Mind-Boggling Story of Shlomo and Yemimah Gangte

How a young man from a village in northeast India, convinced of his hidden Jewish roots, moved his family to Israel, became an Orthodox rabbi, and turned into a national hero.

Hillel Halkin, Shlomo Gangte and Yemimah Gangte
May 14 2019 12:05AM
The Real Meaning of "Hasbarah" (and Hasbarah)

The Real Meaning of "Hasbarah" (and Hasbarah)

Anti-Zionist conspiracy theorists, look away!

May 8 2019 12:01AM
Three Turning Points that Led to the Birth of the State of Israel

Three Turning Points that Led to the Birth of the State of Israel

At each point—1897, 1917, and 1947—one Jewish leader appeared, and showed greatness.

May 7 2019 12:01AM
Leadership; or, Some Specific Strengths and General Failures of the American Jewish Fighting Spirit

Leadership; or, Some Specific Strengths and General Failures of the American Jewish Fighting Spirit

From academia to philanthropy to journalism, my experience with Jewish leadership has been by turns discouraging and inspiring.

May 3 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Dovid Margolin on the Rebbe’s Campaign for a Moment of Silence

Podcast: Dovid Margolin on the Rebbe’s Campaign for a Moment of Silence

How something as simple as a brief moment of reflection for schoolchildren could influence hearts and minds for the better.

May 2 2019 1:42AM
How to Live off the Land in Poland 1943

How to Live off the Land in Poland 1943

If you did not leave Poland with the Soviets in June 1941, it is most inadvisable to do so now.

May 1 2019 2:17AM
Socialism and the Jews: A Brief History

Socialism and the Jews: A Brief History

Socialism, so recently considered over and done with, is now back. What does it mean for the Jews?

April 29 2019 12:57AM
One Who Fought Back: Herschel Grynszpan and the Holocaust

One Who Fought Back: Herschel Grynszpan and the Holocaust

A new book gives reason to reflect on the little-known story of the Jewish teenager who assassinated a German diplomat in 1938, an act that served as the pretext for Kristallnacht.

April 25 2019 12:01AM