The storied intellectual wonders why so many 21st-century men and women find Jewish particularity such a scandal.
How Zionist leaders held Britain to its promise of a Jewish national home.
In 1960s Israel, Arabic-speaking Jews were invaluable as spies for their new country. In normal life, they were marginalized.
Unlike, say, “World War I,” the “Yom Kippur War” caught on from the start and never faded. Aside from its naturalness, it has an associational richness that no other names could match.
The journalist and author joins us to talk about Israel as a Mizraḥi nation.
To embrace such a development will require them to put aside centuries of theological doctrine. Will they prove able to do so? Should they?
The Israeli public intellectual joins us to talk about the ideas in his bestselling Catch 67 and his recent essay in the Atlantic.
The Jewish state has little choice but to adapt to a world shaped by forces greater than its own. That doesn’t make it illiberal, no matter what esteemed foreign-policy types think.
Recent popes have indeed been friendlier to Jews than any before. But realizing the full implications of that friendship could take generations.
Patience is needed.
A full English translation of the minutes of the first Zionist Congress is finally available, allowing an engrossing reconstruction of the momentous scene.