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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  In the late 1940s and early 1950s, thousands of Middle Eastern Jews left their countries of origin and moved to Israel. Among them were the Jews of Yemen. There is a myth, believed by some […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  For most young men and women today, sexual ethics have been collapsed into one idea: consent. Consent, whereby two responsible, conscientious, free people agree to enter into a sexual relationship, has become a shorthand way […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Since the end of the second intifada nearly twenty years ago, during which Israel endured attacks constantly, terrorism there has been comparatively rare. There have been knifings, and many rockets fired from Gaza and from […]

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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.  When Donald Trump improbably became president in 2016, few knew what his foreign policy agenda would look like. Having spent little time on such issues during his campaign and having no previous electoral experience, Trump’s […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  In recent years, family policy—what the government can do to strengthen the formation of American families—has come to occupy the minds of many political and cultural figures. That’s a good thing, since the family is […]

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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 of America is the most powerful nation in the world. But it is facing tests of its credibility in multiple theaters of conflict. What do America’s adversaries believe about the capacity and […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  When Jews celebrate the upcoming holiday of Purim, they’ll also study the Book of Esther, named for the young queen whose Jewish identity was unknown to her husband—Persia’s king—and his court. The Book of Esther […]

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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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