From Anti-Semitism in Europe to the Future of Liberal Judaism in America to “The Jazz Singer”: A Tikvah Podcast Roundup

In this compilation of 2018 podcast highlights, hosted by Jonathan Silver, hear Ruth R. Wisse and James Kirchick on contemporary anti-Semitism, Greg Weiner on Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s defense of Israel at the UN, Clifford Librach on the importance of Jewish particularism, John Podhoretz on Jews in American film, and Leon Kass on the Zionist dream.

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More about: American Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Film, History & Ideas

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin