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Barak's Rule

February 1, 2017 | By: Robert H. Bork

In The Judge in a Democracy, Aharon Barak, President of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1995 to 2006, advances a robust defense of what has come to be called—in American parlance—judicial activism. In Barak’s telling, judges may properly “give a statute new meaning, a dynamic meaning, that seeks to bridge the gap between law […]

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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: Why the Conventional Wisdom about Israel’s Status in the World Is Wrong Chapter 2: What Israel Is Doing Right Chapter 3: Role of Political Leadership in Israel’s Success In this podcast Jonathan Silver speaks with the Hudson Institute’s […]

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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: Liberal Education and Its Betrayal Chapter 2: Values and Assumptions of a Liberal Education Chapter 3: Religious Faith and a Liberal Education Chapter 4: A Liberal Education in the Jewish State In this podcast Tikvah senior director Jonathan […]

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On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, alumni of Tikvah’s advanced programs and friends of Mosaic came to an intimate discussion between the Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony and the American author and historian Walter Russell Mead. The subject of their conversation was the same as the title of Yoram Hazony’s essay in Mosaic: “Nationalism and the Future of Western Freedom.” Hazony […]

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Rav Kook's Economic Thought

October 5, 2016

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook is a founder of religious Zionism and guide for many today. Perhaps less well known are his views on economics. In this lecture, Tikvah alum Rabbi Netanel Elyashiv explains that Rav Kook has a free market teaching about economics, in which he provides spiritual meaning to the workings of the market […]

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