Politics & Current Affairs

A few months ago it seemed that the Biden administration would pursue a more moderate version of Obama’s Iran strategy. Now it’s poised to make even greater concessions.

May 10 2021 12:01AM

A planned memorial next to Parliament appears to have been treated as an easy way to show that the British are, indeed, on the right side of history.

May 7 2021 12:01AM

Longing to leave liberalism behind, everyone from Catholics to Communists is experimenting with self-transformation. What’s fueling that desire, and is it strong enough to make the break?

May 3 2021 3:44AM

Samuel Goldman and Ruth Wisse tackle Jewish attitudes toward free speech, social media, and the tendency of American Jews to support ideologies that harm the Jewish community.

April 30 2021 12:01AM

The author of Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine joins us to talk about the upcoming Palestinian elections, and what went wrong the last time.

April 23 2021 12:32AM

A shift in right-wing populist rhetoric toward Jews and Israel has been taking place on the continent. Why? And how likely is it to endure?

April 12 2021 12:01AM

I lack the showmanship of America’s famous talk-radio hosts, but even Rush Limbaugh didn’t try to teach Maimonides and al-Farabi on the radio.

April 7 2021 12:01AM

In 1977, a Jewish director of the ACLU famously agreed to defend the rights of neo-Nazis in Illinois to demonstrate in public. Would the same thing happen today—and should it?

April 5 2021 12:01AM

It’s been one year since the anti-Semitic Labor leader stepped down. Things have much improved since then, but it’s also become clear that the forces he unleashed are in the U.K. to stay.

March 18 2021 12:01AM

Why American Ḥaredim have responded so differently from other Jews to the pandemic.

March 15 2021 12:01AM

The digital forces now at work on Jewish communities reflect a challenge that American churches have been wrestling with for decades now.

March 8 2021 12:01AM

Maury Litwack’s campaign to rescue America’s non-public schools and solve the Jewish community’s tuition crisis.

March 5 2021 12:01AM

Moshe Koppel’s new book Judaism Straight Up looks at today’s progressive and traditional moral psychologies and finds one wanting.

March 2 2021 12:01AM

It’s been a year since most American synagogues closed their doors. Will the practices they adopted to survive undermine their prospects when the pandemic ends?

March 1 2021 12:01AM