The founding editor of the Jewish Review Books joins us to discuss his educational formation, his intellectual preoccupations, and the essays that make up his new book.
“With what words could we appear before audiences and avoid dishonoring their anguish?”
Should a Russian sculptor have chosen to carve Herod rather than Ivan the Terrible?
In 1897, the great Zionist writer Aḥad Ha’am argued that Jewish culture, not politics, was the best avenue to bring about a new Jewish state. This week’s podcast revisits his important ideas.
Is Israel the only source of interesting material for a Jewish novelist?
The author of “The Wreck of the Jewish Museum” joins us in the studio to expand on his ideas.
Despite reports to the contrary, American Jewish culture isn’t a “project” and it isn’t dead. Far from it.