Hollywood is full of Jews. So why is it so insistent on universalizing the story of the Jewish state?
As 2022 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite stories from this year. Today, we focus on Israel, Jews across the world, and on contemporary politics.
Watch our recording of the modern Israeli classic. Then stick around for the discussion with Israeli novelist Ruby Namdar and American rabbi Daniel Bouskila.
Israel’s past and future prime minister joins the podcast to discuss how he weighs consequential decisions, and three crucial choices he made in his career.
India once stood out for its frosty attitude toward the Jewish state. But lately there’s been a fascinating turnaround that’s both pragmatic and ideological.
The novelist and rabbi Haim Sabato infuses tradition into fiction as well as any of the Yiddish greats. The difference? His work is unencumbered by modern angst.
The war and the danger to European Jewry brought with them a fervor that Jewish activists could only wish for these days.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews no longer vote in blocs and are now enthusiastic participants in national ideological movements. They may rue the change.
The member of Knesset and architect of the effort to reform Israel’s judiciary speaks about the issue.
Shared myths reveal something elemental about the people who sustain them. A scholar of cultural memory describes the layers of myth that illuminate Israel’s quintessentially modern city.
The foreign-policy analyst joins us to talk about his recent essay “Overmatch.”
Shocked by World War I, American Jews turned to Zionism as a way to save their European brethren. Their support came at just the right moment to affect the course of Jewish history.
Until recently, campus BDS resolutions were being used to penalize companies doing business in or with Israel. This week’s podcast guest explains how he helped put a stop to it.
How the Jewish state found itself going to elections yet again, and what reforms might, at last, bring some stability.
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