History & Ideas

The Israeli writer joined us last week to talk about growing up in the aftermath of the Holocaust, and the movie made about him and his father.

Aug. 16 2022 12:01AM

In a rebroadcast, the Israeli intellectual talks about his best-selling book on the revolutionary political ideas in the last speech of Moses.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Micah Goodman
Aug. 5 2022 12:01AM

Join Samuel Goldman, J.J. Kimche, and Sara Yael Hirschhorn for a discussion about Kahane, Taubes, and the enduring troubles of American Jewish liberalism.

Samuel Goldman, J.J. Kimche, Sara Yael Hirschhorn and Jonathan Silver
Aug. 3 2022 12:01AM

One of the greatest Jewish historians on the clash of civilizations that played out within the psyches of young Odessan Jews.

July 27 2022 12:01AM

The deultimization of the Hebrew language proceeds apace.

July 20 2022 12:01AM

A new history of the American right seeks from the first page to alert the reader to what it is not about: the 40th president. But in the end conservatives can’t escape Reagan—nor should they.

July 18 2022 12:01AM

As 1970s America unraveled, both radicals posed “uncomfortable questions for comfortable Jews.” What did they ask, and are conditions ripe for similar figures to emerge?

July 5 2022 12:01AM

The British writer joins us to think about the ideological battle over the Western tradition and the role Israel plays in that fight.

June 30 2022 12:33AM

An impressive new book explores how a community rooted in faith and law has grappled with the preeminent classical rationalist.

June 29 2022 12:01AM

Jewish history has always known periods in which double naming existed, always in places in which Jews were relatively well-integrated in the non-Jewish society around them.

June 22 2022 12:01AM

An investigation, and a tribute to the 2022 Herzl Prize laureate Roger Hertog.

June 21 2022 12:01AM

A Yale political scientist joins us to talk about esoteric writing and how to understand its relation to politics.

June 10 2022 12:46AM

Even at the Hebrew University at mid-century, when the likes of Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem walked the halls, Pines stood out for his prodigious knowledge of everything.

May 31 2022 12:01AM

“Good Lord, the Christian woman understood!”

May 25 2022 12:01AM