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Podcast: Eugene Kontorovich on the Legalities and Controversies of Anti-BDS Law

Podcast: Eugene Kontorovich on the Legalities and Controversies of Anti-BDS Law

The noted legal expert explains why anti-BDS laws are not only permissible but also just.

March 7 2019 12:01AM
The (Shockingly Low) Literacy Rate of Jews in Eastern Europe

The (Shockingly Low) Literacy Rate of Jews in Eastern Europe

There were many more illiterate Jews in the Tsarist empire than we tend to think there were.

March 6 2019 12:01AM
The Stubbornly Jewish Worldview of the Soviet-Era Writer Friedrich Gorenstein

The Stubbornly Jewish Worldview of the Soviet-Era Writer Friedrich Gorenstein

Gorenstein is best-known for his film scripts, written for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Now, recently published in English for the first time, his own voice can be heard.

March 5 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: David Wolpe on the Survival of Non-Orthodox Judaism

Podcast: David Wolpe on the Survival of Non-Orthodox Judaism

A leading American rabbi speaks frankly about the future of his own movement and other matters of pressing Jewish concern.

Feb. 28 2019 12:01AM
Politics; or, Grappling with Liberalism and Women's Lib

Politics; or, Grappling with Liberalism and Women's Lib

I expected the women’s movement to evaporate as quickly as it had materialized. It was the worst cultural prediction of my life.

Feb. 27 2019 2:19AM
All the Reasons Why You Don’t Want a Career in Prophecy

All the Reasons Why You Don’t Want a Career in Prophecy

Just after his moment of glory, the prophet Elijah finds himself alone and deserted.

Feb. 22 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Michael Doran on Keeping Our Eye on the Ball in the Middle East

Podcast: Michael Doran on Keeping Our Eye on the Ball in the Middle East

Mosaic’s key foreign-policy analyst elaborates on his latest big essay.

Feb. 21 2019 12:01AM
Last Month Philologos Asked for Language Help, and Got It

Last Month Philologos Asked for Language Help, and Got It

Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”

Feb. 20 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Jonah Goldberg on Marx's Anti-Semitism

Podcast: Jonah Goldberg on Marx's Anti-Semitism

“Money is the jealous god of Israel, in the face of which no other god may exist.”

Feb. 14 2019 12:01AM
Why Are There No Good Graphic Novels about Jews and Israel?

Why Are There No Good Graphic Novels about Jews and Israel?

Like so many works in this genre, a new 350-page graphic treatment of Theodor Herzl is cartoonish in every sense of the word.

Feb. 13 2019 12:01AM
The First Jewish Jerusalem Bureau Chief of the “New York Times”

The First Jewish Jerusalem Bureau Chief of the “New York Times”

Hint: it’s not who you think it was. But his baleful legacy lives on in his successors.

Feb. 12 2019 12:01AM
As Arab Leaders Warm toward Israel and Jews, Are Arab Publics Following?

As Arab Leaders Warm toward Israel and Jews, Are Arab Publics Following?

To some degree, yes—but Arabs advocating a “peace between peoples” continue to face a high barrier, and need help.

Feb. 8 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Ambassador Danny Danon on Life and Work at the UN

Podcast: Ambassador Danny Danon on Life and Work at the UN

The first episode of our new podcast, produced in conjunction with the Tikvah Fund, is here. Listen now!

Feb. 7 2019 12:01AM
They Call It "Fake News" in Other Countries, Too

They Call It "Fake News" in Other Countries, Too

From Hebrew to Spanish to German to Italian and onward, the term is now as international as Coca-Cola.

Feb. 6 2019 12:01AM