Religion & Holidays

Technologies have radically changed religions in the past. But that doesn’t mean they’ll do so this time.

March 27 2024 12:14AM

Jews can help the wider world fight the excesses of artificial intelligence, but in order to do so they need to learn how to speak about such matters in a language non-Jews understand.

March 26 2024 12:01AM

Books of the Hebrew Bible are always written in Hebrew—except for this one.

Hillel Kuttler
March 22 2024 12:01AM

As evidenced by the case of a sinful Hebrew pun.

Shlomo Zuckier and David Gyllenhaal
March 21 2024 12:01AM

As advanced computing allows food to be created in radically new ways, standard kosher categories will become increasingly less useful. What happens then?

March 18 2024 12:01AM

The holiday noisemaker bears a suspicious resemblance to the Spanish carraca.

March 14 2024 12:00AM

Our series on the great Jewish philosopher introduces his magnum opus, explains how to read it, and shows who it’s meant to benefit.

Feb. 9 2024 12:01AM

The name of the biblical tribe of murderers, the arch-rivals of ancient Israel, has been much discussed in the wake of October 7. Is that appropriate?

Nov. 16 2023 12:01AM

Pidyon shvuyim, the redemption and release of captives, is an old and urgent Jewish obligation. What does it mean today and what are the moral tradeoffs involved?

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Ethan Tucker
Oct. 20 2023 12:01AM

An ancient prayer for rain mentions an angel named Af-bri. But where did he come from?

Oct. 5 2023 12:01AM

A Jewish philosopher stops by to talk about how Jews—and one major non-Jew—have thought about repentance.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Daniel Rynhold
Sept. 22 2023 12:01AM

The temptation is overwhelming to excuse or soften the drama of Genesis 22. A leading professor of Jewish thought explains how to get past that, and what meaning lies beyond it.

Sept. 15 2023 12:01AM

In both Hebrew and English.

Sept. 7 2023 12:33AM

The author of a new commentary stops by to talk about one of the most disturbing days in Jewish history, and how its survivors and their descendants tried to understand it.

July 21 2023 12:01AM