What is the condition of modern Judaism? To sort out modern Judaism’s camps and contradictions and to offer some thoughts on Judaism’s theological, sociological, and political future, Tikvah hosted a conversation between American scholar of modern Jewish philosophy Leora Batnitzky and Israeli public intellectual Micah Goodman.Watch the video here ►
Watch as Christine Hayes, Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale University and Yehoshua Pfeffer, a rabbinic judge and a former clerk on the Israeli Supreme Court, discuss how they came to love the Talmud and how they think about the questions it poses, with Tikvah’s Director of Alumni Programs and Recruitment Alan Rubenstein.Watch the event here ►
What is the proper relationship between Jews and political power? To what extent should Jews eschew worldly power for the sake of piety?
Two of the Jewish world’s most esteemed intellectuals, Ruth Wisse and Moshe Halbertal, examined these questions and more in a discussion on the situation of simultaneous power and powerlessness in which Jews now find themselves.Watch the video here ►
Norman Podhoretz has been a partisan of the left, the right, and, most of all, the Jews. Watch as he discusses his life’s work and his ideological transformation, and offers his commentary on theology, the American Jewish scene, Radical Islam, classical music, and Shakespeare, in conversation with Tikvah’s executive director Eric Cohen.Watch the video here ►
Participants in Tikvah’s advanced institute on “War and Human Nature” were treated to a conversation on the method and meaning of statesmanship with Frederick W. Kagan. Beginning in theory and ending in practice, Kagan, a man of reflection and action, a military historian and strategic advisor, detailed his approach to serious problems in global affairs. […]Read More
Mosaic has launched Mosaic Books, a new e-book series. The first book in the series collects, for the first time, the essential Jewish writings of one of America’s most perceptive and provocative intellectuals, Irving Kristol. On Jews and Judaism: Selected Essays covers American Jews’ struggle with politics, theology and religious practice, the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, and […]Read More
Three years ago, on the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Commentary senior editor Abe Greenwald penned an essay for Jewish Ideas Daily on the lessons of 9/11. Greenwald focuses on the realization of the world’s hatred: [T]he Obama White House has issued “guidelines” setting a tone for the American government’s commemoration of September 11 at home and […]Read More
What is the condition of modern Judaism? It is simultaneously rationalist and non-rationalist, Israeli and Diasporic, nationalist and individualist, powerful and fearful of rising anti-Semitism, particularist and universalist. To sort out modern Judaism’s camps and contradictions and to offer some thoughts on Judaism’s theological, sociological, and political future, Tikvah hosted a conversation between two very […]Read More
In Tikvah’s advanced institute “The Jewish Idea of God,” founding CEO of Ein Prat, Micah Goodman sets the stage for reading Deuteronomy. The Book of Deuteronomy is composed of several speeches by Moses and is meant to be read as Moses’s last words. But therein lies a challenge: Deuteronomy is a whole section of the […]Read More
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