Moses

The Israeli intellectual joins us to talk about the ideas in his best-selling book on the revolutionary political teachings in Moses’s last speech.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Micah Goodman
Aug. 13 2020 12:01AM

And the message of the breaking of the tablets.

William Kristol
July 9 2020 12:01AM

Taking Egypt out of the Jews.

Micah Goodman
April 29 2020 12:01AM

Moses inaugurated Jewish national independence. The prophet Jeremiah comes to oversee its collapse.

Jan. 17 2020 12:01AM

Why, in all of Jewish art, is there no image depicting the moment of Moses’ death?

Oct. 18 2019 12:30AM

The antithesis of both ancient pagan fatalism and the modern cult of victimhood.

Sept. 18 2018 12:01AM

Koraḥ’s politics of anger.

June 15 2018 12:01AM

Moses, murder, and the Jewish psyche.

Lawrence Kaplan
April 9 2018 12:01AM

The Cecil B. DeMille version of the revelation at Sinai, in which Moses ascends the mountain on his own and returns bearing tablets, misses key aspects of the Israelites’ experience.

Feb. 1 2018 12:01AM

What does it mean to be God’s chosen people? As Moses counsels the Israelites before he dies, their failure will have consequences—and failure is unavoidable.

Oct. 4 2017 12:01AM

The brave attempt at monotheism was bound to go wrong sometimes, and when it did, the Israelites would need help putting the pieces back together again.

Aug. 3 2017 12:01AM

Deuteronomy erases the separation between leader and led; for better or for worse, they’re yoked together.

July 27 2017 12:01AM

Koraḥ’s failed rebellion against the leadership of Moses shows that a culture based on grievance cannot last.

June 22 2017 12:01AM

A tale of Rabbi Akiva.

Barry Holtz
May 3 2017 12:01AM