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Religion & Holidays

A Jewish philosopher stops by to talk about how Jews—and one major non-Jew—have thought about repentance.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Daniel Rynhold
Sept. 22 2023 12:01AM

The temptation is overwhelming to excuse or soften the drama of Genesis 22. A leading professor of Jewish thought explains how to get past that, and what meaning lies beyond it.

Sept. 15 2023 12:01AM

In both Hebrew and English.

Sept. 7 2023 12:33AM

The author of a new commentary stops by to talk about one of the most disturbing days in Jewish history, and how its survivors and their descendants tried to understand it.

July 21 2023 12:01AM

The eminent scholar talks about Ruth, and Reading Ruth, the 2021 book he co-authored with his granddaughter.

May 25 2023 12:02AM

How many rabbis first translated the Hebrew Bible, and how many different translations did they produce?

May 25 2023 12:01AM

And does their presence illuminate the book of Exodus—or is it simply a sign that ancient Egypt was a powerful nation?

April 4 2023 12:21AM

A professor of Jewish studies joins us to talk about why the Hebrew Bible sometimes portrays God as a mother, and what that means.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Malka Simkovich
Feb. 24 2023 12:51AM

The ancient rabbis believed there was linguistic proof that the first man spoke Hebrew with God. Why?

Feb. 8 2023 12:01AM

The academic and podcast host joins us to talk about why the words of prayer don’t work for him, and why nonetheless he’s prayed daily for 30 years.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Russ Roberts
Feb. 2 2023 12:01AM

A rabbi and Bible scholar joins us to talk about his trips to biblical Egypt, and about the role of Egypt in the Jewish imagination.

Jan. 27 2023 12:01AM

One renowned talmudic scholar called the now-beloved prayer a “foolish custom that is not to be followed.” What did he mean and how did it survive?

Oct. 4 2022 12:01AM

With the Days of Awe just on the horizon, we rebroadcast a fascinating conversation about the nature of the Jewish Orthodox community and the human capacity for change.

Gil Student and Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic
Sept. 23 2022 12:01AM

Everyone from Netflix to the Forward is fascinated by the ḥaredi matchmaking system because it rejects liberal norms. Here’s what they’re missing.

Eli Spitzer
Sept. 19 2022 12:01AM