Politics & Current Affairs

I just wrote a book about new fundamentalisms with the university’s much-loved Jewish president. Now one of those fundamentalisms, aided by its Jewish exponents, is coming for him.

Oct. 28 2020 12:02AM

A leading constitutional scholar joins Mosaic’s editor for a discussion on the history of religious liberty in the United States and the legal debate surrounding the free-exercise clause.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Michael McConnell
Oct. 15 2020 12:01AM

After being written off for years as slow and outmoded, Jewish federations and other large institutions are proving themselves indispensable in their response to COVID-19.

Oct. 12 2020 12:23AM

The possibility of another contentious confirmation hearing recalls the first the Senate ever held, which just happened to be for the first Jewish justice to sit on the court.

Oct. 6 2020 12:01AM

In Israel and in traditional communities, life and liturgy don’t run away from hardship. Most American Jews prefer to think on the brighter side, but that comes at a high cost.

Oct. 5 2020 1:33AM

In its most recent term, the court handed down several decisions that protect First Amendment rights. What comes next?

Sept. 23 2020 1:10AM

The U.S. has repeatedly chosen the wrong allies in Iraq. Now Iran is poised for total control over its old adversary, a development that carries grave costs.

Sept. 22 2020 12:01AM

After a summer of chaos, wealthy and secular New Yorkers are fleeing in droves. Brooklyn’s Jews aren’t thrilled, but for them leaving isn’t so easy, or so desirable.

Sept. 15 2020 12:01AM

The American and Israeli governments both feature elite cadres of able managers, but the U.S. Congress has outmaneuvered its budget bureaucrats in a way that the Knesset has not.

Sept. 14 2020 12:01AM

How does Israel keep functioning despite constant political turmoil? Meet the opaque group of unelected bureaucrats that the country’s politicians rely on to save it from themselves.

Sept. 8 2020 12:01AM

American civilization seems to be undergoing a cultural crisis. What does this mean for the purpose and prospects of Jewish schools?

Aug. 31 2020 12:40AM

The decline of marriage has created a social divide within the nations of the West, the likes of which have not been seen in over a century.

Aug. 27 2020 12:01AM

Technology is the easy part. Getting young Jews to connect with the Book of Books, that’s hard.

Aug. 24 2020 12:39AM

Even before the pandemic, Jewish families were turning to smaller and more independent methods of schooling. But they need legal and financial help.

Aug. 17 2020 12:29AM