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Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: What Is the Covenant?

Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: What Is the Covenant?

God’s proposed covenant does not look to men of virtue or point to rule by philosophers or kings or prophets. The covenant is made with each and every person.

Feb. 5 2021 12:40AM
Podcast: Gerald McDermott and Derryck Green on How Biblical Ideas Can Help Bridge America's Racial Divide

Podcast: Gerald McDermott and Derryck Green on How Biblical Ideas Can Help Bridge America's Racial Divide

Two Christian leaders join us to discuss how the Jewish idea of national covenant can help bring about race reconciliation in America.

Feb. 4 2021 12:01AM
Q and the Jews

Q and the Jews

Where did QAnon come from, what attitudes does the conspiracy movement take toward Jews and Judaism, and will it become more dangerous or fade away?

Feb. 3 2021 12:01AM
Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: The Meaning of Amalek

Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: The Meaning of Amalek

Why is the Lord so adamant about obliterating Amalek, and why does He make His intentions known?

Jan. 29 2021 1:01AM
Podcast: Emmanuel Navon on Jewish Diplomacy from Abraham to Abba Eban

Podcast: Emmanuel Navon on Jewish Diplomacy from Abraham to Abba Eban

The author of a new book about Israel’s diplomatic history joins us to discuss the enduring lessons he’s learned from surveying 3,000 years of Jewish history.

Emmanuel Navon and Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic
Jan. 28 2021 12:02AM
Why the Word "Amen" Has Changed So Little in Its 2,500-Year History

Why the Word "Amen" Has Changed So Little in Its 2,500-Year History

Its meaning in the Bible is “Truly said!” or “So be it!” After that it acquired its intense liturgical emotion, and then hasn’t changed much since.

Jan. 28 2021 12:01AM
Hunger Dreams in the USSR

Hunger Dreams in the USSR

A newly translated memoir of the gulag should (but probably won’t) remind those who still flirt with Communism what exactly they’re endorsing.

Jan. 26 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Michael Oren on Fiction and Foreign Policy

Podcast: Michael Oren on Fiction and Foreign Policy

Historian, ambassador, public servant—Oren’s done it all. Now, after the publication of a new book of fiction, he joins us to talk about his multifaceted career.

Jan. 22 2021 12:01AM
Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: Knowledge of the Divine

Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: Knowledge of the Divine

This week, Kass looks at what the ten plagues of Egypt reveal about the God who metes them out.

Jan. 21 2021 12:01AM
Notes on Getting Married in Israel in a Pandemic

Notes on Getting Married in Israel in a Pandemic

Marriage in Israel has always been allowed during lockdown, even amid the very highest infection rates. So, as quarantine loomed, my then-fiancé and I went on with our plans.

Jan. 19 2021 12:01AM
Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: What Is Egypt?

Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: What Is Egypt?

This week, we look at the religious, political, and cultural matrix out of which Israel emerges, and the human alternative against which Israel will be defined.

Jan. 15 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Joel Kotkin Thinks About God and the Pandemic

Podcast: Joel Kotkin Thinks About God and the Pandemic

The American social scientist joins us to assess what’s happening in American religious culture as the pandemic continues to take its toll.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Joel Kotkin
Jan. 14 2021 12:01AM
Is There Any Reason the Last Digit of the Jewish Year and Last Digit of the Civil Year Are the Same?

Is There Any Reason the Last Digit of the Jewish Year and Last Digit of the Civil Year Are the Same?

From now until next September 6, we will be living in 5781 and 2021. Is that an accident, or is a deeper synchronicity at work?

Jan. 13 2021 12:01AM
More Inane Myths about Chosenness

More Inane Myths about Chosenness

A new book aims to dispel the idea of the divine chosenness of the Jews. In fact, it promotes a moralism as heavy-handed as that of the most simplistic preacher.

Jan. 12 2021 12:01AM