In the wake of the Yom Kippur War, the words yom kippur shel, “the Yom Kippur of,” have referred in Israeli speech to any debacle that might have been prevented by better judgment.
The only Jewish personality who ranks with the Yiddish writer Y.L. Peretz was Herzl, who devoted himself to a similar task in the political domain.
The great Yiddish writer envisioned an unbroken transmission of Jewishness through the generations, from biblical prophets to talmudic sages to literary giants like Heine—and himself.
The author of a new book on the subject joins Mosaic’s editor to talk about the technology and artistry of Hebrew writing, and the vocation of the Hebrew scribe.
One of the show’s main pleasures has to do with which of the four languages spoken by its main characters—Yiddish, Flemish, French, and English—they use with whom.
The former manager of the Batman comics has turned his attention to creating a graphic novel of the book of Esther. Why, and what went into it?
His Haggadah was called one of “the most beautiful of books that the hand of man has ever produced.”
A trove of Yiddish treasures.
The problems with You People.
Moral and political sensitivity may play a role in the neutering of Jewish and Israeli subjects. But it’s likely that the biggest consideration is making money.
Traditional lines between the secular and religious populations are fading, particularly in the realms of music and art.
Hollywood is full of Jews. So why is it so insistent on universalizing the story of the Jewish state?
As 2022 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite stories that we published this year. Today, we focus on the Middle East, on the arts, and on Jewish history and ideas.
Watch our recording of the modern Israeli classic. Then stick around for the discussion with Israeli novelist Ruby Namdar and American rabbi Daniel Bouskila.