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The Genial, Jewish Joseph Lieberman

The Genial, Jewish Joseph Lieberman

A practicing Orthodox Jew, the late senator lived his faith; no political triumph ever seemed to dent his graciousness.

March 29 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Seth Kaplan on How to Fix America's Fragile Neighborhoods

Podcast: Seth Kaplan on How to Fix America's Fragile Neighborhoods

The author of a new book diagnoses the dilemmas of American public life and suggests some ways of healing them.

March 22 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Timothy Carney on How It Became So Hard to Raise a Family in America

Podcast: Timothy Carney on How It Became So Hard to Raise a Family in America

The author of a new book explains how American culture turned against raising kids, and looks to Jewish communities as models of healthy, family-oriented society.

March 15 2024 12:01AM
The Purim Grogger's Name Comes from Spain

The Purim Grogger's Name Comes from Spain

The holiday noisemaker bears a suspicious resemblance to the Spanish carraca.

March 14 2024 12:00AM
Podcast: Jonathan Conricus on How Israeli Aid to Gaza Works

Podcast: Jonathan Conricus on How Israeli Aid to Gaza Works

The retired Israeli official explains the historical and strategic context of Israel’s aid to Gaza.

March 8 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Vance Serchuk on Ten Years of the Russia-Ukraine War

Podcast: Vance Serchuk on Ten Years of the Russia-Ukraine War

What has the U.S. learned about tactics, strategy, and the harsh world of great-power conflict?

Vance Serchuk and Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic
March 1 2024 12:01AM
Why Goats Show Up in So Many Idioms

Why Goats Show Up in So Many Idioms

Hebrew is full of goats these days, and English and French aren’t too far behind. Where’d they all come from?

Feb. 29 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Maimonides the Physician

Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Maimonides the Physician

The great philosopher and jurist also wrote ten treatises of medicine. What ideas about human life do they contain?

Feb. 23 2024 12:01AM
The World Is Not Taking the Houthis Seriously Enough

The World Is Not Taking the Houthis Seriously Enough

Of all the actors that have taken the world stage since October 7, the Houthis are surely the most surprising. Where did they come from and what do they want?

Feb. 22 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Cynthia Ozick on the Story of a Jew Who Becomes a Tormentor of Other Jews

Podcast: Cynthia Ozick on the Story of a Jew Who Becomes a Tormentor of Other Jews

In her latest short fiction, the great American Jewish writer retells the true story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Italian boy taken by the pope in 1858 and raised to become a priest.

Feb. 16 2024 12:01AM
Tit for Tat Is a Bad Way of Arguing about Gaza

Tit for Tat Is a Bad Way of Arguing about Gaza

Two or three thoughts on the “dehumanizing” discourse.

Feb. 15 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Guiding Readers to "The Guide of the Perplexed"

Podcast: Yehuda Halper on Guiding Readers to "The Guide of the Perplexed"

Our series on the great Jewish philosopher introduces his magnum opus, explains how to read it, and shows who it’s meant to benefit.

Feb. 9 2024 12:01AM
Podcast: Ray Takeyh on What Iran Wants

Podcast: Ray Takeyh on What Iran Wants

Iran has sparked conflict across the Middle East over the last few months. What are its aims? Is it succeeding?

Feb. 2 2024 12:01AM
The Linguistically Challenged International Court of Justice

The Linguistically Challenged International Court of Justice

It is apparently too much to expect fifteen expert jurists to understand how human language is commonly used.

Feb. 1 2024 12:01AM