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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Since its first issue twelve years ago, the Jewish Review of Books, a beautifully-designed quarterly that was founded and supported by Tikvah, has produced 49 issues of high-level Jewish discourse. Much of that success can […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Why do some American children do better in school than others? Social scientists tend to look to family structure, race, class, and gender in an effort to find factors that correlate to better or worse […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, most of the news coverage has understandably focused on the war’s military, political, and economic dimensions. But there’s another dimension of the war: the religious dimension. How does being […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  What can families do today to foster religious life in children, and help them mature into adults who live meaningfully religious lives? Some families join modern religious communities, ones that intentionally adapt themselves to the […]

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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.  In a previous podcast, Professors Benjamin and Jenna Storey explored a habit of mind that frustrated their very best students, a sentiment they called restlessness. As the Storeys saw it, their exceptional students had countless life […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  There’s a distinction often made between two common approaches to the human longing for wisdom. The first approach, philosophy, is considered the unassisted search for wisdom and truth, one that requires boldness, curiosity, and perhaps […]

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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. Last week, the language-learning app Duolingo introduced a new course on Yiddish. The course sparked significant interest, and provoked significant controversy. In the app’s menu, each language is represented by the flag of the primary country […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Today, everybody, children and adults alike, is glued to their smartphones and tablets and computers. But much of the content readily available on these devices can be harmful, especially for children. So helping children navigate […]

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