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Podcast: Walter Russell Mead on Looking Past the Ups and Downs of Daily Politics and World Affairs

Podcast: Walter Russell Mead on Looking Past the Ups and Downs of Daily Politics and World Affairs

The veteran columnist and scholar of foreign affairs joins our podcast to talk about how he sees the state of the world.

Dec. 20 2019 12:01AM
The Best Books of 2019, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II)

The Best Books of 2019, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II)

Six more Mosaic writers share their favorites, featuring shadow strikes, orchards, gleanings, constitutional evolutions and revolutions, serotonin, odd women, and more.

Dec. 19 2019 12:01AM
The Best Books of 2019, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part I)

The Best Books of 2019, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part I)

Seven of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring sieges, spies, cultural revolutions, family papers, useful enemies, new fields of inquiry, and more.

Dec. 18 2019 12:01AM
What Did (and Didn't) Happen in Room 16 of the American Colony Hotel

What Did (and Didn't) Happen in Room 16 of the American Colony Hotel

It’s said that the Oslo peace process was born in that room in Jerusalem in 1992. The truth is much different.

Dec. 16 2019 1:08AM
Why Rachel's Tomb Occupies So Remarkable a Place in the Physical and Spiritual Geography of Judaism

Why Rachel's Tomb Occupies So Remarkable a Place in the Physical and Spiritual Geography of Judaism

The Tomb has become a shrine for thousands of pilgrims, just as Rachel herself has become the religion’s ultimate matriarch. Why?

Dec. 13 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Joe Lieberman on American Jews and the Zionist Dream

Podcast: Joe Lieberman on American Jews and the Zionist Dream

The former U.S. senator stops by our studio to talk about, among other things, fraying bipartisan support for Israel.

Dec. 12 2019 12:01AM
Some Rare Words for Rare-Word Buffs

Some Rare Words for Rare-Word Buffs

Let us sing of rodomont, Sinon, proditomania, and, in particular, grobian.

Dec. 11 2019 12:01AM
The Forgotten Jew Who Belongs in the Pantheon of Great 20th-Century Composers

The Forgotten Jew Who Belongs in the Pantheon of Great 20th-Century Composers

Mieczysław Weinberg wrote music equal in its genius to Mahler and Shostakovich, including one of the most powerful tributes to the victims of 20th-century tyranny.

Dec. 10 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Avital Chizik-Goldschmidt & Batya Ungar-Sargon on Why No One Cares about Violence Directed at the Orthodox

Podcast: Avital Chizik-Goldschmidt & Batya Ungar-Sargon on Why No One Cares about Violence Directed at the Orthodox

Two Jewish journalists join us to talk about attacks that most others prefer to ignore.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic, Avital Chizik-Goldschmidt and Batya Ungar-Sargon
Dec. 5 2019 12:01AM
The Non-Jewish Pole Who Snuck Into Auschwitz to Document Its Horrors

The Non-Jewish Pole Who Snuck Into Auschwitz to Document Its Horrors

Intentionally incarcerated there from 1940 to 1943, Witold Pilecki saw its transformation from a particularly brutal prison into the death factory it is now notorious for being.

Dec. 4 2019 12:01AM
A Tale of Two Soloveitchiks

A Tale of Two Soloveitchiks

One Soloveitchik warned about the dangers of Jewish-Christian dialogue. Another, his forebear, tried to intensify such dialogue, or so a third member of the family now argues. Is he right?

Dec. 3 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Eugene Kontorovich on America and Its View of Israeli Settlements

Podcast: Eugene Kontorovich on America and Its View of Israeli Settlements

The legal expert explains how an erroneous and hypocritical interpretation of international law became unquestioned dogma.

Nov. 29 2019 12:01AM
Did the Saracens Get Their Name from the Biblical Sarah?

Did the Saracens Get Their Name from the Biblical Sarah?

That’s what the rumor is. The truth about the ancient Arabic-speaking tribe is a little different.

Nov. 27 2019 1:32AM
Zelda Was One of the Greatest Modern Writers of Religious Experience in Any Language

Zelda Was One of the Greatest Modern Writers of Religious Experience in Any Language

Lauded in Israel but unknown outside, Zelda’s poetry provides an alternative to the desacralized cosmos in which most of us live.

Nov. 26 2019 12:01AM