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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  According to Hillel International, there were 244 anti-Semitic incidents at American campuses reported during the 2020-2021 school year. That’s up from 181 incidents the year before, perhaps an especially significant increase given that many students […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  In 2021, 49 different guests appeared on the Tikvah Podcast over the course of 44 new episodes. Our conversations touched on some of the most important and interesting subjects in Jewish life, including discussions with […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  When Elie Wiesel was 15 years old, the Nazis murdered his mother and sister and enslaved him and his father in Buchenwald. After the U.S. Army liberated the camp in April 1945, Wiesel went to […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  The celebrated novelist Dara Horn’s new book, People Love Dead Jews, has an arresting title, one designed to make the reader feel uncomfortable. That’s because Horn makes an argument that tries to change the way […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Thirty years ago, in August 1991, riots broke out in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, a neighborhood shared by African Americans and Jews, the latter of whom were mostly members of the hasidic Chabad-Lubavitch […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  With anti-Semitism on the rise over the last few years, it is essential for institutions to be able to assess clearly whether an incident is anti-Semitic or not. For this purpose, over the last two […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  The Soviet Union was deeply against religion, and deeply against Judaism in particular, so that the full embrace of Jewish religious observance, or the study of Hebrew, or the slightest approval of Zionism were often […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  In 1958, the American author Leon Uris published Exodus, the novel about Israel’s founding that became an international phenomenon. Its hero, though an Israeli kibbutznik, was portrayed as a blond, blue-eyed man of culture and […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Among European diplomats and public figures in the 1990s, it was universally believed that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians was the central key to understanding the Middle East. It was their view that […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. The United States is undergoing a spike in violent crime. Murder rates have increased drastically in big cities across the country, from Atlanta and New York to Milwaukee and Seattle. For the roughly 7 million Jews […]

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