History & Ideas

That’s the contention of a new book by a major historian of ancient Judaism. It deserves serious attention, but it also overstates its case.

Aug. 4 2020 12:08AM

Christian Renaissance paintings of the Temple are the visual record of a theology that had devastating consequences in the lives of Jews from antiquity to the Middle Ages and beyond.

July 31 2020 12:15AM

Why do Christian depictions of the Jewish Temple look like the Dome of the Rock, the 7th-century Muslim structure built on that site?

July 30 2020 12:58AM

The author of our July essay joins us to talk about his ideas.

July 24 2020 12:01AM

Latter-day Saints patterned themselves after biblical Israel, and used its traumas to explain their own.

July 23 2020 12:01AM

A brief history of an indifferent word.

July 22 2020 12:59AM

There are formidable new interpretive resources to make that case.

July 20 2020 12:52AM

Two Israelis on a road trip venture to Arlington National Cemetery and encounter there the graves of brothers.

July 10 2020 12:01AM

The editor and writer joins us to talk about a figure whose watchwords were the very opposite of America’s present utopian fever.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Matthew Continetti
July 10 2020 12:01AM

In English, one “wears” just about everything, from clothes to hats to perfume. In Hebrew, there’s a different verb for each of these items and more.

July 8 2020 12:01AM

An engaging and revelatory new biography is a necessary reminder of the Jewish historian’s important place among 20th-century American intellectuals.

July 7 2020 12:01AM

Christians are today closer to the Jewish people than they’ve been in thousands of years. What are the sources of this momentous rapprochement, and how likely is it to hold?

July 6 2020 12:01AM

The Supreme Court’s ruling this week will help mend America’s frayed culture by strengthening its religious institutions. It couldn’t have come at a better time.

July 3 2020 12:15AM

Elaborate comparisons between the stare of the judge and the stare of the kangaroo, begone.

June 17 2020 12:48AM