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Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: What Is Egypt?

Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: What Is Egypt?

This week, we look at the religious, political, and cultural matrix out of which Israel emerges, and the human alternative against which Israel will be defined.

Jan. 15 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Joel Kotkin Thinks About God and the Pandemic

Podcast: Joel Kotkin Thinks About God and the Pandemic

The American social scientist joins us to assess what’s happening in American religious culture as the pandemic continues to take its toll.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Joel Kotkin
Jan. 14 2021 12:01AM
Is There Any Reason the Last Digit of the Jewish Year and Last Digit of the Civil Year Are the Same?

Is There Any Reason the Last Digit of the Jewish Year and Last Digit of the Civil Year Are the Same?

From now until next September 6, we will be living in 5781 and 2021. Is that an accident, or is a deeper synchronicity at work?

Jan. 13 2021 12:01AM
More Inane Myths about Chosenness

More Inane Myths about Chosenness

A new book aims to dispel the idea of the divine chosenness of the Jews. In fact, it promotes a moralism as heavy-handed as that of the most simplistic preacher.

Jan. 12 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Dore Gold on the Strategic Importance of the Nile River and the Politics of the Red Sea

Podcast: Dore Gold on the Strategic Importance of the Nile River and the Politics of the Red Sea

Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations joins us to talk about the politics of water in the Middle East.

Jan. 8 2021 12:01AM
Reading Exodus with Leon Kass

Reading Exodus with Leon Kass

Read along with one of our time’s great readers of the Bible as he works his way through the book of Exodus.

Jan. 8 2021 12:00AM
The Return of Paganism and the Desecration of Self-Government

The Return of Paganism and the Desecration of Self-Government

A Jewish prayer for a great, grieving nation.

Jan. 7 2021 2:07AM
Israel's Changing Relationship with Those Who Leave It

Israel's Changing Relationship with Those Who Leave It

As tracked through the waxing and waning value of the Hebrew words for “departees” and “descenders.”

Jan. 6 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Yuval Levin on How Religious Minorities Survive in America—Then and Now

Podcast: Yuval Levin on How Religious Minorities Survive in America—Then and Now

The editor of National Affairs joins us to talk about the changing majority culture in America, and what anxieties that culture provokes in the minority.

Dec. 31 2020 12:01AM
Mosaic’s Year in Review: Jews, Christians, and the United States

Mosaic’s Year in Review: Jews, Christians, and the United States

The best of what we published in 2020 on the ever-changing relationship between Jews and Christians, and in particular American Jews and American Christians.

Dec. 30 2020 12:01AM
Mosaic’s Year in Review: Israel and the Arab World

Mosaic’s Year in Review: Israel and the Arab World

The best of what we published on the extraordinary changes taking place between Israel and its neighbors this year.

Dec. 29 2020 12:01AM
Mosaic's Year in Review: The Coronavirus

Mosaic's Year in Review: The Coronavirus

As 2020 comes to a close, we’re looking back at the work we published this year. Today, we focus on the coronavirus, and its effects on Jewish life.

Dec. 28 2020 1:01AM
What's Waiting at the Holocaust Museum of Nazareth

What's Waiting at the Holocaust Museum of Nazareth

“When Arabs hear the word ‘Shoah,’” Khalid tells me, “they black out. It’s almost like a paralysis. They don’t want to hear another word about it. But they—we—need to.”

Dec. 23 2020 12:01AM
A Jew Goes to Handel's “Messiah” at Christmas

A Jew Goes to Handel's “Messiah” at Christmas

Some reflections on how we Jews cope with the majority culture around us, provoked by Handel’s beautifully crafted 1741 oratorio.

Dec. 22 2020 12:01AM