This year is one in which Jews are commanded to let the Land of Israel lie fallow. On this week’s podcast, an expert explains what this commandment means and how it’s applied there today.
Daniel Gordis argued in this 2019 conversation that Israeli and American Jews are fundamentally divided. With a new government now in place, has he been proven correct?
The long march through progressive institutions.
Why do Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews so adamantly decline to serve in the military—and could that change? A communal leader walks us through the deliberations taking place.
The Jewish leader recalls his upbringing in Soviet Russia and explains what inspired him to return to the land from which his family fled.
The Israeli journalist joins us to talk about his recent Atlantic essay on how when Americans look at Israelis they see a reflection of themselves.
The analyst joins us to talk about his essay explaining why President Biden seeks to downgrade allies and elevate adversaries in the Middle East.
The noted scholar joins our podcast to analyze an important speech Soloveitchik gave on the eve of the Suez Crisis, deriving meaning for the circumstance from the Bible’s Song of Songs.
Many still regard Jews as a troublesome impediment to their own agendas.
The novelist’s sole work of nonfiction.
A long list of plots have been uncovered in the last decade.
Jacob, Esau, and an imagined post-Orthodox, post-Israel future.
Even as the government tightens control of the media.