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After Seventy Years, Israeli Judaism Is Settling In and Getting Comfortable

After Seventy Years, Israeli Judaism Is Settling In and Getting Comfortable

The famous “new Jew” of Zionist lore is finally here: a dynamic blend of modern and traditionalist, nationalist and cosmopolitan. So an ambitious new book argues.

July 10 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: David Evanier Talks about the World of the American Jewish Communists

Podcast: David Evanier Talks about the World of the American Jewish Communists

The author of the recent Mosaic essay drops by to draw a picture of a now-vanished world of flamethrowers, washed-up ideologues, and true believers.

July 5 2019 12:01AM
The Hollywood Legend Who Mobilized the English Language on Behalf of the Jews of Europe and Israel

The Hollywood Legend Who Mobilized the English Language on Behalf of the Jews of Europe and Israel

Ben Hecht invented the gangster movie. He also prodded Roosevelt into saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, and marshaled reluctant American Jews into becoming Zionists.

July 3 2019 12:01AM
What's Behind the Resurgence in French Anti-Semitism

What's Behind the Resurgence in French Anti-Semitism

A new book forthrightly stares the various brands of French anti-Semitism in the face. Whether the author succeeds in placing them in their proper context is another question.

July 1 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Michael Doran on America’s Standoff with Iran

Podcast: Michael Doran on America’s Standoff with Iran

The Middle East analyst stops by to talk about his recent blockbuster essay in Mosaic.

June 27 2019 12:01AM
What Iran Is Really Up To

What Iran Is Really Up To

Desperate to preserve the nuclear deal, Iran with the help of its Western friends is creating just enough turmoil to make America, and not it, appear eager for war.

June 24 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Daniel Krauthammer on His Father’s Jewish Legacy

Podcast: Daniel Krauthammer on His Father’s Jewish Legacy

The son of the late columnist discusses his father’s thinking about Israel, faith, and Jewish ideas, and summons memories of shared Jewish life at home.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Daniel Krauthammer
June 20 2019 12:25AM
This Word Goes Back 4,000 Years and Spans Over a Dozen Languages

This Word Goes Back 4,000 Years and Spans Over a Dozen Languages

Variations of Hebrew’s misken, meaning “poor” or “unfortunate,” can be found from Italian to Swahili to Tagalog and far beyond.

June 19 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Yaakov Katz on Israel's "Shadow Strike" against a Syrian Nuclear Reactor

Podcast: Yaakov Katz on Israel's "Shadow Strike" against a Syrian Nuclear Reactor

The inside story behind Israel’s bold 2007 decision to stop Syria from becoming a nuclear-armed state.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Yaakov Katz
June 13 2019 12:01AM
Filthy Lucre: A Look at the History of Jews and Money

Filthy Lucre: A Look at the History of Jews and Money

An exhibit at the Jewish Museum London showcases the old, vicious stereotype with the aim of debunking it. But does it succeed?

June 12 2019 12:01AM
How the "Jewish National Poet" Revitalized an Ancient Literary Form

How the "Jewish National Poet" Revitalized an Ancient Literary Form

The great Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s “Scroll of Orpah” retells the story of the book of Ruth from another perspective.

June 7 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Annika Hernroth-Rothstein On Her Travels to the Most Far-Flung Jewish Communities

Podcast: Annika Hernroth-Rothstein On Her Travels to the Most Far-Flung Jewish Communities

What this intrepid journalist learned from the pious Jews of Djerba, what it’s like to pray in a synagogue with Tehran’s remaining Jewish community, and more.

June 6 2019 12:01AM
Whatever Happened to Spoken English?

Whatever Happened to Spoken English?

What you notice when returning to your native country after many years away: everyone starts sentences with “So” and ends them with a question mark.

June 5 2019 12:01AM
Making a Space for God

Making a Space for God

How the 14th-century creators of an illustrated Pentateuch managed to reflect both the Jewish and the Christian worlds they lived in.

June 4 2019 12:01AM