Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: Europe’s Economic Travails Chapter 2: Russia, Refugees, and the Shadow of the Holocaust Chapter 3: Nationalism: Virtue or Vice? Chapter 4: Europe’s Jewish Question Once the beating heart of world Jewish life, Europe has given way to […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: Why the Jews? Chapter 2: Wilhelm Marr, Anti-Semitism, and Anti-Liberalism Chapter 3: The Moral Strut Chapter 4: The Nature of Left-Wing Anti-Semitism Cui bono? Who benefits? Who benefits when Jews are turned into scapegoats for the ills […]Read More
“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 […]Read More
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