Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: Reason, Emotion, and Faith Chapter 2: Proofs and Prophecies Chapter 3: Rabbi Noach Weinberg and the Ba’al Teshuva Movement Chapter 4: Experiencing Orthodoxy Chapter 5: Truths Too Hard to Admit When Ellen Willis’s brother Michael decided to leave […]Read More
Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: The Virtue of Mortality Chapter 2: Body, Soul, and Afterlife Chapter 3: Family—the Jewish Answer to Mortality Chapter 4: Who Believes in the Future? When Jews raise their glasses in celebration, they toast “l’chaim!” “to life!” Judaism’s belief […]Read More
Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: From Disraeli to Churchill Chapter 2: Islam, Communism, and Zionism Chapter 3: The Interwar Years Chapter 4: Churchill and the Holocaust Chapter 5: Was Churchill Good for the Jews? Soldier, statesman, Nobel Prize-winning author—Sir Winston Churchill was one […]Read More
“All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?” So mused Mark Twain in the nineteenth century. One such “secret” surely resides in the immortal language that the Jewish people kept alive—and that in many senses kept them alive—throughout their history. In his new book, The Story of Hebrew, Dartmouth College’s […]Read More
The establishment of the State of Israel is one of the most remarkable achievements of the modern era. Never before had a people dispersed throughout the world, deprived of sovereignty for millennia, returned to its ancient homeland to build a thriving country. Who were the leaders and thinkers that helped craft a modern Jewish nationalism […]Read More
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