Religion & Holidays

The star of this week’s Purim story gets her point across because of the way she tells certain truths.

Feb. 24 2021 12:01AM

Does the preservation of the covenant depend upon repeated revelations and direct divine encounters, or are there more permanent ways?

Feb. 19 2021 12:01AM

One cannot exaggerate the importance of the Bible’s novel—even revolutionary—teaching about the outsider who lives among the Israelites.

Feb. 12 2021 12:01AM

God’s proposed covenant does not look to men of virtue or point to rule by philosophers or kings or prophets. The covenant is made with each and every person.

Feb. 5 2021 12:40AM

Why is the Lord so adamant about obliterating Amalek, and why does He make His intentions known?

Jan. 29 2021 1:01AM

This week, we look at the religious, political, and cultural matrix out of which Israel emerges, and the human alternative against which Israel will be defined.

Jan. 15 2021 12:01AM

From now until next September 6, we will be living in 5781 and 2021. Is that an accident, or is a deeper synchronicity at work?

Jan. 13 2021 12:01AM

Read along with one of our time’s great readers of the Bible as he works his way through the book of Exodus.

Jan. 8 2021 12:00AM

The rabbi joins us to talk about the deeper theological meaning of the holiday through the lens of a fascinating essay by the Modern Orthodox thinker Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Mark Gottlieb
Dec. 18 2020 1:42AM

The problem was not that the stars of the Hanukkah story were too heroic, but that they confused their military heroism for the capacity of communal leadership.

Dec. 15 2020 12:01AM

“It was one of the decisive events in human history. Never before had men been convinced, as they were then, that an idea was something to fight for and to die for.”

Dec. 14 2020 12:01AM

Two friends, a leading Catholic thinker and a leading American rabbi, pay tribute to the late chief rabbi, and his legacy both here and in Europe.

Dec. 11 2020 2:01AM

When the established rabbis go silent, others, including civic-minded philanthropists and charismatic outsiders with inflammatory social-media presences, fill the void.

Nov. 20 2020 12:13AM

The author of our October essay joins us to talk about the sources of Jewish resilience, and to share his memories of the Six-Day War.

Nov. 13 2020 12:36AM