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Podcast: Christine Rosen on Thinking Religiously about Facebook

Podcast: Christine Rosen on Thinking Religiously about Facebook

A global presence that hovers above the world declaring that it desires nothing but to connect us with each other, Facebook now invites serious religious questions.

Nov. 14 2019 12:01AM
Who Presides Over the Dead in Judaism? His Name Is Dumah.

Who Presides Over the Dead in Judaism? His Name Is Dumah.

And what you need to know in case you ever encounter him.

Nov. 13 2019 12:01AM
The Sorry Significance of Susan Sontag

The Sorry Significance of Susan Sontag

In a new biography, the critic emerges as an advanced exemplar of a nexus of glamor and moral self-regard.

Nov. 12 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Norman Podhoretz on Jerusalem and Jewish Particularity

Podcast: Norman Podhoretz on Jerusalem and Jewish Particularity

The storied intellectual wonders why so many 21st-century men and women find Jewish particularity such a scandal.

Nov. 8 2019 12:01AM
What American Jews Can Do to Help Keep Herzl's Dream Alive

What American Jews Can Do to Help Keep Herzl's Dream Alive

Miracles like Israel are not self-sustaining, an uncharacteristically worried Jewish American writes.

Nov. 7 2019 12:01AM
What Kind of God Is the God of the Jews?

What Kind of God Is the God of the Jews?

For thousands of years both friends and enemies of Judaism have labeled it a religion of deed rather than creed, of law rather than faith. A new book firmly and fervently disagrees.

Nov. 6 2019 12:01AM
What "The Farewell" Has to Say About Western Involvement with China

What "The Farewell" Has to Say About Western Involvement with China

In a season of mass protests in Hong Kong and a fierce dustup with the NBA, the acclaimed new Chinese-American film is (almost) silent on the costs of engaging with authoritarianism.

Nov. 5 2019 12:27AM
Podcast: The Philosopher Who Reads the Talmud

Podcast: The Philosopher Who Reads the Talmud

Jacob Howland drops by our studio to talk about the ways in which Greek thought can illuminate the Talmud—and vice-versa.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Jacob Howland
Nov. 1 2019 12:01AM
The Balfour Declaration and the Jewish Threat that Made Britain Honor It

The Balfour Declaration and the Jewish Threat that Made Britain Honor It

How Zionist leaders held Britain to its promise of a Jewish national home.

Oct. 31 2019 12:01AM
God's American Israel

God's American Israel

As two new books show, the influence of the Hebrew Bible (and of biblical models) on the founding generations of Americans was as vast as the new country they were trying to create.

Oct. 30 2019 12:01AM
Netflix's "The Spy" Manages to Convey the Ethnic Irony at the Heart of Eli Cohen's Life

Netflix's "The Spy" Manages to Convey the Ethnic Irony at the Heart of Eli Cohen's Life

In 1960s Israel, Arabic-speaking Jews were invaluable as spies for their new country. In normal life, they were marginalized.

Oct. 29 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Dru Johnson, Jonathan Silver, and Robert Nicholson on the New Center for Hebraic Thought

Podcast: Dru Johnson, Jonathan Silver, and Robert Nicholson on the New Center for Hebraic Thought

On the opening of a new academic institution devoted to study of the Hebrew Bible for its moral and political wisdom.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic, Dru Johnson, Jonathan Silver and Robert Nicholson
Oct. 25 2019 12:01AM
How Cappuccino Got Its Name, and What It Has To Do with the Coat Worn by Ultra-Orthodox Jews
Oct. 24 2019 12:01AM
God, Moses, and the Mystery of the Missing Kiss

God, Moses, and the Mystery of the Missing Kiss

Why, in all of Jewish art, is there no image depicting the moment of Moses’ death?

Oct. 18 2019 12:30AM