How Elijah the Prophet Went from a Zealot to a Harbinger of Redemption

Drawing on his recent book Becoming Elijah, Daniel Matt explores the character of the biblical prophet who spent his career both bringing comfort to the downtrodden and raging with righteous anger at the Jewish people’s shortcomings. He then discusses how Elijah took on various other roles in the book of Malachi, in rabbinic literature, and most famously in the Passover seder—and then in Christian and Muslim traditions. (Interview by Shira Weiss.)

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More about: Elijah, Hebrew Bible, Islam, Kabbalah, New Testament, Talmud

A Catholic Reporter Attends Anti-Israel Protests and the Pro-Israel Rally

Mary Margaret Olohan has spent much of her career in journalism covering demonstrations of various kinds. Since October 7, she has attended numerous anti-Israel gatherings, an experience she discusses with Robert Nicholson and Dominique Hoffman. Olohan explains the ways protestors intimidate outsiders, the online instruction booklet for protests distributed by Students for Justice in Palestine, the systematic avoidance of any condemnation of Hamas, and much else. To this, she contrasts her experience at the joyous yet serious November 14 rally for Israel. Olohan also talks about how her own Christian faith has influenced her journalism. (Audio, 61 minutes.)

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More about: American Jewry, Gaza War 2023, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict