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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Growing Up—The Prophets Without the Law Chapter 2: Between Athens and Jerusalem Chapter 3: Patriotism, Identity Politics, and the Jews Chapter 4: The Image of God Chapter 5: The Miracle of Modern Israel What is the good? […]

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In the first two years of his administration, President Donald Trump has already redefined the American approach to Israel and the Middle East: fulfilling his promise to move the American embassy to Jerusalem, working to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal, confronting anti-Israel sentiment at the U.N., and promising to put forward a new approach to […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: The Protestant Fundamentalists Chapter 2: The Protestant Modernists Chapter 3: The Cold War, Jacksonianism, and Russia Chapter 4: Zionism and American Foreign Policy America is living through a partisan age, with the seemingly intractable divides between Republicans […]

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Jerusalem—the “eternal capital” of the Jewish people—is at once the cultural, spiritual, and strategic center of the modern Jewish state. Ambassador Dore Gold is one of Jerusalem’s greatest guardians, and his wide-ranging perspective is remarkable: senior advisor to the prime minister, representative of Israel on the world stage, strategic thinker about the future of the […]

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At Last, Zion

June 11, 2018

In 1998, as the State of Israel turned fifty years old, Charles Krauthammer penned his seminal essay, “At Last, Zion.” Wide-ranging and provocative, the piece takes an unvarnished look at the existential crisis of Diaspora Jewry as well as what Krauthammer calls the “Israeli exception” to the assimilationist trend. However, the re-centering of Jewish life […]

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 This week, instead of one of our regular conversations on great Jewish essays and ideas, we are pleased to introduce you to a brand new podcast, Kikar: Conversations in the Jewish Public Square, produced by our partners at the Jewish Leadership Conference. Kikar will broadcast conversations with some of the most important figures in Jewish life and […]

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“Har Habayit beyadeinu!” “The Temple Mount is in our hands!” These were the words Lieutenant General Mordechai Gur broadcasted as he commanded the division that liberated the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967. But did Israel ever really take control of its holiest site? In 2006, Shmuel Berkovits’s “How Dreadful is this Place!” Holiness, Politics, and […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Conversion and Restoration Chapter 2: Mordecai Manuel Noah and Ararat Chapter 3: Scripture, the Geneva Bible, and the Catholic Church Chapter 4: Is American Christianity Different? Chapter 5: Blackstone, Fosdick, and Niebuhr  Chapter 6: The Christian Right […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Truce, Independence, and the Vote That Never Happened Chapter 2: Ben-Gurion’s Principle on Borders Chapter 3: Ben-Gurion in ’48 and ’67 Chapter 4: Truth and History On May 12, 1948, just three days before the end of […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: The History of the U.S.-Israel Relationship Chapter 2: Sovereignty Compromised? Chapter 3: Israel, America, and the Iran Deal Chapter 4: Do America and Israel Need a Defense Treaty? Militarily, diplomatically, and culturally, the relationship between the United […]

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