Politics & Current Affairs

The foreign-policy expert joins us to explain how China seeks hard power and not just economic influence in the region.

Aug. 6 2020 12:32AM

After the Great Disruption, a new renaissance can emerge, marrying Jewish classical education and novel technology, and confronting the cultural crisis with Jewish exceptionalism.

Aug. 3 2020 2:30AM

There probably aren’t many interviews out there with State Department officials in which the topics of discussion include Genesis, Plato’s Republic, and the philosophy of John Locke.

July 31 2020 12:19AM

Partly because they believe that the original party to God’s covenant may help them keep the faith in a rapidly secularizing world.

July 30 2020 12:56AM

It’s an enigma that’s vexed demographers for 40 years. The answer turns out not to be natural disasters or pandemics, or even economics, but something deeper: a decline in religion.

July 28 2020 12:08AM

Most American Jews no longer vote in a way that sets them apart from non-Jews. But a growing subsection stands out.

July 21 2020 12:01AM

The Israeli general and security expert joins us to talk about what’s going on, who might be responsible, and how Iran might retaliate.

July 16 2020 12:36AM

The school-choice advocate joins us to talk about what the just-released ruling means for education in America generally, and for Jews specifically.

July 2 2020 12:05AM

Two nominal U.S. allies aligned against U.S. interests.

Burak Bekdil
July 2 2020 12:01AM

The author of Strange Rites joins us to talk about the expansion of spiritual energy into nearly every domain of contemporary life, from shopping to health to politics.

June 18 2020 12:01AM

The humanities professor joins us to talk about “cancel culture” and the many new varieties of online shaming.

June 11 2020 12:01AM

Only after fleeing Iran have I been able to perceive my home clearly, and what disturbs me the most are not the political or economic issues there but the social and sexual ones.

May 13 2020 12:27AM

What the headline-making rabbinic showdown over online seders reveals about Jewish law and its limits.

May 4 2020 12:01AM

Ultra-Orthodox Jews have been one of the hardest-hit groups in Israel and elsewhere. Why?

April 23 2020 12:01AM