Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: Sholem Aleichem and Tevye’s Origins Chapter 2: Tevye and His World Chapter 3: Tevye Meets Menachem Mendel Chapter 4: “Cheer Up and Have a Shot of Brandy!” Through its countless runs on the Broadway stage and in an award-winning film, […]Read More
Does Hebrew literature have a character of its own? And is modern Israeli prose the worthy successor to a more ancient tradition? In “Towards a Hebrew Literature,” published in Azure in 2000, Assaf Inbari analyzes the history of the ancient world in order to bring the Hebrew Bible’s unique form into stark relief. In doing so, he shows that […]Read More
Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: The Appeal of the Wall Chapter 2: The Phases of Jewish Thought on Church-State Relations Chapter 3: The Seminal Statement of Reaction Chapter 4: Education—Parochial and Public Chapter 5: Religion and Politics Today It was Thomas Jefferson, in a now-famous […]Read More
From the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom to Donald Trump’s presidential victory, it appears nationalism is once again resurgent in the English-speaking world. This has sparked a predictable backlash among critics on the Left, but many conservatives have also been critical of what they see as a dangerous turn away from Anglo-American classical liberalism. […]Read More
Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: God or Pharaoh? Chapter 2: God’s Commandments and Self-Command Chapter 3: Shabbat and the Family Chapter 4: The People of the Book The revelation at Sinai was central to the transformation of the people of Israel into a nation. Fresh from their […]Read More
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