What podcasts and the Talmud have in common.
In their view, religion both complemented and restrained the humanities.
What universities have lost.
What does the underread text of the ancient Hebrews have to do with the Jews of today?
“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.
To regain their former influence, colleges must reintroduce a core emphasis on science, humanities, and religion—and protect the free exchange of ideas.
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.