Ep. 170: Getting ready for the Academy Awards with shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, actor Kurt Fuller, and film critic Jordan Hoffman
American foreign policy is unmoored from American reality
Eighty years ago tonight, thousands of Americans gathered in New York to rally behind the Nazi Party and its ideals. An Oscar-nominated short documentary retrieves footage of the event, but leaves out the context that gives it meaning.
Campaigning to become Israel’s next prime minister, Gantz represents something that Israelis love: a veteran soldier carrying an olive branch
It’s not really a thing. So why have the stereotypes persisted for centuries, among Jews and anti-Semites alike?
A 1920s epic poem about fear, and Jewish vulnerability, that could have been about 1944—or 2018
A cornmeal kugel recipe from the island of Madeira, where the New World met the Old World
Parshat Ki Tisa: What’s so bad about idol worship?
Ex-general Gabi Ashkenazi’s appeal to right-wing voters could make the difference in the latest attempt by a center-left coalition to retake Israel’s government
Western societies can either accept moderate forms of ethnic majority politics or risk the current populist uprisings mutating into more extreme versions
The origins of a writer’s craft, from an academic-island childhood to the self-control gleaned from a Holocaust-surviving grandparent, by the author of the new novel ‘A Weekend in New York’
In an excerpt from the new novel by the London-based writer, going over old stories
From the Pilgrim founders to Donald Trump, ‘a belief in the exceptional role of an American nation’