Israel

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.

Oct. 1 2021 12:01AM

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?

July 16 2021 12:01AM

The long march through progressive institutions.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
July 15 2021 12:01AM

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.

July 9 2021 12:01AM

The Jewish leader recalls his upbringing in Soviet Russia and explains what inspired him to return to the land from which his family fled.

June 17 2021 12:01AM

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.

June 11 2021 12:01AM

The analyst joins us to talk about his essay explaining why President Biden seeks to downgrade allies and elevate adversaries in the Middle East.

May 21 2021 12:01AM

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.

April 2 2021 12:01AM

Many still regard Jews as a troublesome impediment to their own agendas.

Melanie Phillips
Jan. 31 2020 12:01AM

The novelist’s sole work of nonfiction.

Paul Berman
Jan. 22 2020 12:01AM

A long list of plots have been uncovered in the last decade.

Aug. 7 2019 12:01AM

Jacob, Esau, and an imagined post-Orthodox, post-Israel future.

July 2 2019 12:01AM

Even as the government tightens control of the media.

June 17 2019 12:01AM

As a strategic concept, defeating the Iranian-led order plays to America’s strengths, serves its vital interests, and is poised to attract the support of its traditional allies.

Jan. 28 2019 12:01AM