What podcasts and the Talmud have in common.
In their view, religion both complemented and restrained the humanities.
What universities have lost.
“Great Books” programs, lately reinstated on some campuses, feed a growing student hunger for ideas glaringly absent from the typical curriculum.
Over the past generation, a highly selective liberal-arts college has become inhospitable to religion, non-radical politics, and Israel.
Shalem College will be the first in Israel to offer undergraduates an American-style, Great Books program, coupled with the study of great Jewish texts.