What better way to defeat the cynicism of today’s cultured despisers than by knowing their foundations better than they do themselves?
The author of “The Demise of Jewish Studies in America—and the Rise of Jewish Studies in Israel” joins us to discuss his essay and the troubles of his chosen field.
A new book examines a murky plot.
Jewish teachings have shaped Western civilization from the beginning. How can Jews build schools that encourage the rising generation to take this responsibility seriously?
A rabbi and Bible scholar joins us to talk about his trips to biblical Egypt, and about the role of Egypt in the Jewish imagination.
Hebrew was once written in both directions. How did it fix its direction, and what does that show about the history of writing in general?
For the first time, a whole sentence in ancient Canaanite has been found. Only six words long, it brings us many words closer to the age of the Patriarchs.
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.
One of the world’s greatest living political philosophers reflects on his intellectual formation, and how he sees Europe, Israel, and America today.
A professor of Russian and Jewish studies joins us to talk about the tenuous situation of Russian Jews and their leaders.
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The new leader of an important Washington think tank feels that cultural renewal is just as important as policy reform. Why does he think that and how does he intend to accomplish it?
The war and the danger to European Jewry brought with them a fervor that Jewish activists could only wish for these days.
A new book called The Origins of Judaism places the momentous occurrence much later in time than that proposed by most scholars. Is it right?
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