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"Israeli Arabs," "Palestinian Citizens of Israel," or "Israeli Palestinians"?

"Israeli Arabs," "Palestinian Citizens of Israel," or "Israeli Palestinians"?

An impassioned letter about how to refer to Israel’s Arab minority.

June 23 2021 12:13AM
Podcast: David Rozenson on How His Family Escaped the Soviet Union and Why He Chose to Return

Podcast: David Rozenson on How His Family Escaped the Soviet Union and Why He Chose to Return

The Jewish leader recalls his upbringing in Soviet Russia and explains what inspired him to return to the land from which his family fled.

June 17 2021 12:01AM
Two Favorite Poems, and How they Define Israel and America

Two Favorite Poems, and How they Define Israel and America

“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus and “The Silver Platter” by Natan Alterman distill, reinforce, and hallow what makes each nation distinctive.

June 16 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Matti Friedman on How Americans Project Their Own Problems onto Israel

Podcast: Matti Friedman on How Americans Project Their Own Problems onto Israel

The Israeli journalist joins us to talk about his recent Atlantic essay on how when Americans look at Israelis they see a reflection of themselves.

June 11 2021 12:01AM
Why Israel Is Called Israel and Not Judea

Why Israel Is Called Israel and Not Judea

The name Israel came by a process of elimination, because there wasn’t time to come up with anything better.

June 10 2021 12:17AM
What the Current Situation Requires

What the Current Situation Requires

We’re living in a period of disintegration in which the cultural and political bedrock is shifting beneath us. How should a magazine like Mosaic meet this moment?

June 4 2021 12:29AM
Podcast: Benjamin Haddad on Why Europe Is Becoming More Pro-Israel

Podcast: Benjamin Haddad on Why Europe Is Becoming More Pro-Israel

After harshly criticizing the Jewish state for decades, Europe seems to be tilting towards Israel and away from the Palestinians. Why?

Benjamin Haddad and Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic
June 4 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Seth Siegel on Israel's Water Revolution

Podcast: Seth Siegel on Israel's Water Revolution

The expert joins us to talk about the history and future of Israeli water technology.

May 27 2021 12:01AM
The Jewish Background of the Pentecostal Practice of Speaking in Tongues

The Jewish Background of the Pentecostal Practice of Speaking in Tongues

According to the Talmud, when God handed down the commandments, he handed them down in every language at once.

May 26 2021 12:01AM
How Yiddish Survived

How Yiddish Survived

Suddenly, Yiddish is no longer the archetype of a dying language but is transformed, growing, and built to withstand the rigors of the 21st century. What happened?

May 24 2021 12:01AM
Podcast: Michael Doran on America's Strategic Realignment in the Middle East

Podcast: Michael Doran on America's Strategic Realignment in the Middle East

The analyst joins us to talk about his essay explaining why President Biden seeks to downgrade allies and elevate adversaries in the Middle East.

May 21 2021 12:01AM
The Triumph and Tragedy of Abba Eban

The Triumph and Tragedy of Abba Eban

Seventy-three years ago this week, Israel appointed a thirty-three-year-old former professor as its UN representative. The rest is history—and bears a lesson for today.

May 20 2021 12:01AM
Three Weeks in May: How the Israeli Declaration of Independence Came Together

Three Weeks in May: How the Israeli Declaration of Independence Came Together

The declaration came together so hurriedly that if the drafters had argued for even a few hours more it would have read much differently.

May 19 2021 12:08AM
Podcast: Sohrab Ahmari on Why Americans Must Recover the Sabbath

Podcast: Sohrab Ahmari on Why Americans Must Recover the Sabbath

The journalist joins us to talk about his new book and to explain how keeping the Sabbath can benefit Americans of all faiths.

May 14 2021 12:01AM