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The Mind-Boggling Story of Shlomo and Yemimah Gangte

The Mind-Boggling Story of Shlomo and Yemimah Gangte

How a young man from a village in northeast India, convinced of his hidden Jewish roots, moved his family to Israel, became an Orthodox rabbi, and turned into a national hero.

Hillel Halkin, Shlomo Gangte and Yemimah Gangte
May 14 2019 12:05AM
The Real Meaning of "Hasbarah" (and Hasbarah)

The Real Meaning of "Hasbarah" (and Hasbarah)

Anti-Zionist conspiracy theorists, look away!

May 8 2019 12:01AM
Three Turning Points that Led to the Birth of the State of Israel

Three Turning Points that Led to the Birth of the State of Israel

At each point—1897, 1917, and 1947—one Jewish leader appeared, and showed greatness.

May 7 2019 12:01AM
Leadership; or, Some Specific Strengths and General Failures of the American Jewish Fighting Spirit

Leadership; or, Some Specific Strengths and General Failures of the American Jewish Fighting Spirit

From academia to philanthropy to journalism, my experience with Jewish leadership has been by turns discouraging and inspiring.

May 3 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Dovid Margolin on the Rebbe’s Campaign for a Moment of Silence

Podcast: Dovid Margolin on the Rebbe’s Campaign for a Moment of Silence

How something as simple as a brief moment of reflection for schoolchildren could influence hearts and minds for the better.

May 2 2019 1:42AM
How to Live off the Land in Poland 1943

How to Live off the Land in Poland 1943

If you did not leave Poland with the Soviets in June 1941, it is most inadvisable to do so now.

May 1 2019 2:17AM
Socialism and the Jews: A Brief History

Socialism and the Jews: A Brief History

Socialism, so recently considered over and done with, is now back. What does it mean for the Jews?

April 29 2019 12:57AM
One Who Fought Back: Herschel Grynszpan and the Holocaust

One Who Fought Back: Herschel Grynszpan and the Holocaust

A new book gives reason to reflect on the little-known story of the Jewish teenager who assassinated a German diplomat in 1938, an act that served as the pretext for Kristallnacht.

April 25 2019 12:01AM
No One Knows for Sure What the Original Matzah Was

No One Knows for Sure What the Original Matzah Was

Not packaged, not square, not oven-baked: that’s what it wasn’t. But what it was and where the name for it comes from is still something of a mystery.

April 24 2019 12:01AM
On View for the First Time in 100 Years: An Exquisite Medieval Haggadah

On View for the First Time in 100 Years: An Exquisite Medieval Haggadah

A few months ago, I was approached with a request to become involved in a then-secret mission: to examine one of the very few high-medieval Haggadahs still in private hands.

April 23 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Scott Shay Pushes Back against the New Atheists

Podcast: Scott Shay Pushes Back against the New Atheists

When he learned just how much power the likes of Richard Dawkins had amassed, the writer Scott Shay decided to fight back.

April 18 2019 12:01AM
Missing Charles Krauthammer

Missing Charles Krauthammer

A posthumous collection edited by his son Daniel clarifies the great columnist’s legacy to American, and to Jewish, discourse.

April 17 2019 12:01AM
Podcast: Joshua Berman on Evidence for the Exodus

Podcast: Joshua Berman on Evidence for the Exodus

The eminent bible scholar and author of the essay “Was There an Exodus?” joins us in the studio.

April 11 2019 12:01AM