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Modern Judaism
Leora Batnitzky and Micah Goodman

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.

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What is Rabbinic Literature?
Christine Hayes and Yehoshua Pfeffer

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.

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Jews and Power
Ruth Wisse and Moshe Halbertal

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.

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Reflections of a Jewish Neoconservative
Norman Podhoretz

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.

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Announcing the Tikvah Podcast

October 13, 2014 at 4:29pm

Over the past year, Tikvah has published many of our events and panels as videos. Now, those same events are available for audio download as podcasts. In addition to watching from your desktop, you can now listen while commuting, exercising, or otherwise on the go to Norman Podhoretz reflecting on his life’s work, Christine Hayes and […]

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Eric Edelman - Wartime Decision Making

October 6, 2014 at 5:33pm

Tikvah was privileged to have several wise and experienced foreign-policy professionals as instructors for the advanced institute, “War and Human Nature.” Two of them, Frederick W. Kagan and Eric Edelman, sat down during the institute to discuss the subject of statesmanship in wartime, with Kagan mostly interviewing Edelman. Edelman was the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy from 2005 to […]

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Frederick Kagan - War and Statesmanship

September 23, 2014 at 4:28pm

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. […]

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Irving Kristol as a Jewish Thinker

September 12, 2014 at 11:13am

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 […]

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The Lessons of 9/11

September 11, 2014 at 10:17am

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 […]

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