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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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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: What Is a Nation? Chapter 2: Jewish Nationhood Chapter 3: America, Race, and Nationalism Gone Wrong Chapter 4: Challenges – Minorities and Dual Loyalty Since God confused the language of man at the Tower of Babel, humankind […]

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In recent decades, the holiday of Tu B’Shvat has increasingly been celebrated as a Jewish Earth Day, marked by the celebration of nature and environmentalist activism. But is that really what Tu B’Shvat is about? In this brief conversation with Tikvah Executive Director Eric Cohen, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik takes a closer look at the […]

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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: What Drives Christian Zionism? Chapter 2: Jewish Ambivalence Chapter 3: The Uncertain Future of Evangelical Zionism Chapter 4: Muslims, Catholics, and Jerusalem At a time when the State of Israel lives under the threat of jihadist Islam 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: Arendt in Jerusalem Chapter 2: Blaming the Victims Chapter 3: The Banality of Evil Chapter 4: Judging the Jews  Chapter 5: Everybody Knows What Murder Is “Murderers with the power to murder descended upon a defenseless people and […]

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