History & Ideas

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

The need is great for accurate cinematic portrayals of not only Eichmann, his capture and his trial, but of the Holocaust itself.

June 15 2020 12:37AM

To where and what language does the great Jewish philosopher and his name belong?

June 10 2020 12:02AM

A new book traces the roots of the lie that even today supplies anti-Semites their rationale.

June 2 2020 12:42AM

Sixty years ago, the infamous Nazi official was abducted in Argentina and brought to Israel. What really happened, what did Hollywood make up, and why?

June 1 2020 12:01AM

Looking back from the 21st century on an etymological decision from the 19th century, let us utter an “alas.”

May 20 2020 12:04AM