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Podcast: Mark Gottlieb on Jewish Life in the Shadow of the Sexual Revolution

Podcast: Mark Gottlieb on Jewish Life in the Shadow of the Sexual Revolution

The rabbi joins us to talk about the great theologian Eliezer Berkovits and his distinct vision of Jewish sexual ethics.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Mark Gottlieb
Feb. 27 2020 12:01AM
What the Mizrahim Lost, and What Fairness Demands Be Done About It

What the Mizrahim Lost, and What Fairness Demands Be Done About It

The majority of Israeli Jews, Lyn Julius points out in her book Uprooted, are not new to the Middle East—they were moved from one part of it to another.

Feb. 26 2020 12:01AM
Two Russian-Jewish Women of Distinction, and Their Distinctive Diaries

Two Russian-Jewish Women of Distinction, and Their Distinctive Diaries

The women’s self-recorded experiences are utterly disparate, but both offer a potent antidote to any sentimental nostalgia for life in the age of Sholom Aleichem.

Feb. 25 2020 12:01AM
Podcast: Michael Avi Helfand on the Urgent Religious-Freedom Case Now before the Supreme Court

Podcast: Michael Avi Helfand on the Urgent Religious-Freedom Case Now before the Supreme Court

The expert on religious law joins us to talk about the importance of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Michael Avi Helfand
Feb. 20 2020 12:01AM
There Are so Many Yiddish Expressions for Going Bankrupt

There Are so Many Yiddish Expressions for Going Bankrupt

And most of them reveal a hidden admiration for the person who’s had the wit and the grit to get away with it.

Feb. 19 2020 12:01AM
The First Great Jewish Philosopher (to the Jews)

The First Great Jewish Philosopher (to the Jews)

It’s not Maimonides. It’s Saadya Gaon, “the first Jewish scholar whose universal mind embraced all the branches of Jewish learning known in his time.”

Feb. 18 2020 12:01AM
Podcast: Joshua Berman on How Traditional Jews Can Respond to the Challenges of Academic Bible Criticism

Podcast: Joshua Berman on How Traditional Jews Can Respond to the Challenges of Academic Bible Criticism

On reading the Hebrew Bible in a spirit of intellectual honesty without losing your faith.

Feb. 13 2020 12:01AM
The Mysteries of the Sh'ma

The Mysteries of the Sh'ma

It’s at once the most famous affirmation of Jewish belief—no other sentence in Judaism is more powerful—and the most misunderstood.

Feb. 11 2020 12:01AM
Podcast: Ruth Wisse on Saul Bellow the Thinker

Podcast: Ruth Wisse on Saul Bellow the Thinker

Our resident scholar joins us to talk about her recent essay on the novelist Saul Bellow and to expand on her sense of him as a full-fledged Jewish intellectual.

Feb. 6 2020 12:01AM
Are Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew the Same Language, or Two Different Ones?

Are Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew the Same Language, or Two Different Ones?

What separates language from language, and language from dialect.

Feb. 5 2020 12:01AM
The Groundbreaking Memoirs of Glikl of Hamel

The Groundbreaking Memoirs of Glikl of Hamel

The memoirs of this 17th-century Jewish woman have long fascinated historians. For the first time, a complete English edition brings her to life for today’s readers.

Feb. 4 2020 12:01AM
Podcast: Daniel Cox on Why Millennials Are Leaving Religion and the Family

Podcast: Daniel Cox on Why Millennials Are Leaving Religion and the Family

The co-author of a worrisome new report on the quickening secularization of American young people joins us to talk about his findings.

Jan. 30 2020 12:01AM
Dilemmas and Distractions at the Premiere of "Incitement"

Dilemmas and Distractions at the Premiere of "Incitement"

A bomb scare during the film about the murderer of Yitzḥak Rabin prompts musings on behavior private and public.

Jan. 29 2020 12:01AM
How Israelis Think about the Diaspora

How Israelis Think about the Diaspora

I was reproached for questioning whether Jews should be creating new communities in places from which they were cleansed. Let me explain.

Jan. 28 2020 12:01AM