History & Ideas

A new book gives reason to reflect on the little-known story of the Jewish teenager who assassinated a German diplomat in 1938, an act that served as the pretext for Kristallnacht.

April 25 2019 12:01AM

Not packaged, not square, not oven-baked: that’s what it wasn’t. But what it was and where the name for it comes from is still something of a mystery.

April 24 2019 12:01AM

A story told by ancient bits of clay.

Daniel Shani
April 2 2019 12:01AM

What happened to the 470,000 Jews who lived there?

Lawrence Rosen
April 1 2019 12:01AM

Nathan-Melekh, servant of King Josiah.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
April 1 2019 12:01AM

Convenient advertising.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
March 29 2019 12:01AM

The author of Mosaic’s March 2019 essay stops by the studio to discuss and debate his argument about immigration.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Nicholas Gallagher
March 28 2019 1:57PM

Evidence of one of the city’s golden ages.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
March 28 2019 12:01AM

The Hexapla in the Genizah.

Benjamin Kantor
March 27 2019 12:01AM

An 11th-century talmudic encyclopedia.

Henry Abramson
March 27 2019 12:01AM

Contention was so much a part of modern Yiddish culture that, in any study of that culture, it was all but taken for granted.

March 27 2019 12:01AM

Thanks to the new Beit Shemesh highway.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
March 25 2019 12:01AM

Warder Cresson/ Michael Boaz Israel ben Avraham.

Alan Dowty
March 25 2019 12:01AM