A ḥaredi rabbi and editor who also clerked on the Supreme Court, Pfeffer is uniquely positioned to talk about a major aspect of the current crisis.
Will the Hebrew language allow us to call Him, Her?
The foreign-policy analyst on how the China-brokered deal came about and what signals the Saudis are sending.
An American political scientist and an Israeli media personality talk about the cleavages in Israeli society that have made the present debate over judicial reform so intense.
Stories circulated in Gutenberg’s lifetime of attempts to steal his invention while he was working on it. Can we know if they’re true?
The former manager of the Batman comics has turned his attention to creating a graphic novel of the book of Esther. Why, and what went into it?
A professor of Jewish studies joins us to talk about why the Hebrew Bible sometimes portrays God as a mother, and what that means.
Where a new grammatical feature of Hebrew speech comes from.
The author of “The Demise of Jewish Studies in America—and the Rise of Jewish Studies in Israel” joins us to discuss his essay and the troubles of his chosen field.
Religious organizations need a voice inside the federal government. Is the twenty-year-old office still up to the task?
What’s it like when thousands of troops, planes, ships, and batteries from different countries operate together?
The ancient rabbis believed there was linguistic proof that the first man spoke Hebrew with God. Why?
The academic and podcast host joins us to talk about why the words of prayer don’t work for him, and why nonetheless he’s prayed daily for 30 years.
A rabbi and Bible scholar joins us to talk about his trips to biblical Egypt, and about the role of Egypt in the Jewish imagination.