“We won! Am Yisrael ḥai!”
Haim Hazaz’s “The Sermon.”
Gershom Scholem chose Israel; Theodor Adorno returned to Germany.
Zishe Breitbart, the “second Samson.”
The son of the human-rights icon joins us to discuss his father’s legacy, including his views on Zionism, Judaism, and Holocaust memory.
A strong and prosperous Israel is not an end in itself.
In 1897, the great Zionist writer Aḥad Ha’am argued that Jewish culture, not politics, was the best avenue to bring about a new Jewish state. This week’s podcast revisits his important ideas.
Y.H. Brenner “sanctified his life through his death and his death through his life.”
Sholem Aleichem meets Quentin Tarantino.
The Lady of Hebrew and Her Lovers of Zion.
The historian brothers join us to talk about their Jewish upbringing, and the different paths they took away from the Conservative Judaism of their parents.