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My aunt couldn’t stop hugging me. I didn’t remember ever having been hugged in my life. I remember thinking, “This is kind of nice.”
Henry Kissinger, now 99 years old, has added to his prodigious scholarship a valuable and enjoyable book on the qualities of great leadership.
Bahraini journalist Ahdeya Al Sayed, editor-in-chief of the Times of Bahrain discusses the history and importance of Bahraini-Israeli relations, antisemitism in the Arab world and how the Israel-Hamas War is viewed in various Gulf States.
The October 7 Hamas attack showed that sex crimes are not absent from the modern battlefield.
Fans, gowns, beaded dress pumps, even a French hat ornament constructed from the stuffed body of a bird-of-paradise, complement the 50 paintings assembled for “Fashioned by Sargent” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, currently on view through January 15, 2024.
In the days following the Hamas massacres in southern Israel, the group’s propaganda videos—including graphic, unedited streams of terrorists firing automatic weapons and the mutilated bodies of victims—proliferated unhindered on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
As chief historian at Yad Vashem from 2011 to 2021, and now the institution’s senior academic advisor, Dina Porat has the chops—the moral authority, if you will—to poke into dark and troubling corners of the Israeli national psyche.
Since October 7 and the subsequent Israel-Hamas war, the word genocide has been used liberally by parties on both sides of the conflict.
Join Orly Slonim, a specialist in negotiating for the release of Israeli prisoners and hostages ,for a conversation about the 230+ hostages taken to Gaza and what strategies might win their release. He also discusses the role Qatar, Egypt and Turkey, as well as the United States, may play in the negotiations.
“I’ve been to four marches on the National Mall,” said David Krieger of Florida. “A 1973 Vietnam War protest, the 1987 March for Soviet Jewry, during the Second Intifada in 2002 and today.”
I am always amazed at the power of one violent act to upend the fragile progress of humanity—in particular the painstaking work of constructing peace.
Moment Institute Fellow Nathan Guttman explores the week’s most recent political topics in the Jewish world—cease-fires in Israel, public opinion on the Israel-Gaza war, and historical examples that can help us understand what is happening in the world today.
An Inside Look at What’s Happening in the Palestinian Authority Today: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Ghaith al-Omari and Nadine Epstein
What are the repercussions of the October 7 terrorist attack in Israel and the resulting Israel-Hamas war for the Palestinian Authority? How are PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah Party dealing with issues from settler violence to pro Hamas demonstrations, and a populace that only gets its news from Al Jazeera and doesn’t know what really happened on October 7? Why do ties between Israeli and Palestinian security forces remain strong? Will the crisis push the dysfunctional PA to reform? How are Palestinians within Israel reacting? And who should oversee Gaza after the war? Join Ghaith al-Omari
Join Ira N. Forman, former U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism for an important conversation about the current state of antisemitism around the globe since October 7th.
Israel, Hamas, Iran and campus antisemitism all got airing in last night’s GOP debate. And, no, Ramaswamy didn’t call Zelensky a Nazi, but he did come off like a clown.
Antisemitism, like Islamophobia—charges of which have been similarly made by Muslim and Arab students on a number of campuses—should be calculated by actual, violent incidents on campuses, not by unverifiable threats, or perceived feelings of being threatened.
The Americans soon forgot the turmoil in the streets of Munich in the fall of 1923. The Jews of Munich did not.
The World Order Under Threat: How Russia, Iran and China Benefit from the Israel-Hamas War with Ilan Berman and Nadine Epstein
Join Ilan Berman, Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, and Moment Editor-in-Chief Nadine Epstein, for a wide-ranging conversation about the state of the world order, the links between Russia, China, Iran and the strategies behind them.
If you want to end the Israeli Palestinian conflict, you need four things. You give me two of these things and I’ll give you a fighting chance to succeed.
Aaron David Miller shares his thoughts on the hostage situation, Hamas, Gaza, the West Bank, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, regional and international ramifications, and where he thinks this war is headed in the coming weeks.
Now facing 23 federal charges, the New York Representative has made no indication he’ll resign, nor has he been keeping a low profile.
Danger on Israel’s Northern Border: An Interview with Hanin Ghaddar About Hezbollah and the Failed State of Lebanon
A look at the evolution of Hezbollah inside Lebanon’s fractured political system and Iran’s growing influence throughout the Middle East.
An attempted coup in Germany. Murder in the United States. Holocaust denial in Poland. Conspiracy theories around Jewish figures in the COVID-19 pandemic. This is just a sample of the reported antisemitic incidents that took place around the globe during the week of November 21, 2022. Sign up for the Antisemitism Monitor for a bi-weekly report.
The Israel-Hamas War Through the Eyes of an Israeli Writer with Fania Oz Salzberger and Amy E. Schwartz
Historian and Moment columnist Fania Oz-Salzberger, coauthor of the book Jews and Words with her father Amos Oz, talks about how she and other Israelis are coping with the dramatic upheavals of the past two weeks, her personal experience, her hopes and fears for Israel, and how she processes what she is experiencing and decides what to share in her writing.
No country could be expected to forgo retaliation for attacks on innocent citizens in its own territory. But what are the long-term goals?
Join Merrifield Papp, author of the memoir Public/Private: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater, and longtime friends Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody for a conversation about “how The Public Theater became a transformative beacon for social change and of the couple who created it,” and the Yiddishkeit that bonded Papp, Patinkin and Grody.
Though rockets have fallen in Palestinian neighborhoods on the outskirts of Jerusalem, public shelters are nearly nonexistent in East Jerusalem.
Graffiti in Maryland. Bomb threats to synagogues. Bricks thrown through windows and antisemitic fliers distributed. This is just a sample of the reported antisemitic incidents that took place around the globe during the week of November 14, 2022. Sign up for the Antisemitism Monitor for a bi-weekly report.
“What has helped me is to see the spirit of the Israeli people. It’s amazing to see the citizens who work together, who leave the arguments they may have had before and stand with you.”
Danger on Israel’s Northern Border: Hezbollah and the Failed State of Lebanon with Hanin Ghaddar and Nadine Epstein
Join former Lebanese journalist Hanin Ghaddar, Friedmann Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in the Linda and Tony Rubin Program on Arab Politics, for a deep dive into the inner workings of Hezbollah, including its leaders and weapons arsenal, its domination of the Lebanese government and economy, Iran’s role, and what we can expect. In conversation with Moment editor Nadine Epstein.
Join Clarren, author of the new book “The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance,” for a conversation about the entangled history of her Jewish ancestors’ land and the devastating cycle of loss of Indigenous land, culture, and resources that continues today.
Washington is trying to outline a general set of principles for Israel to understand, and hopefully follow.
“How can Jewish and Israeli students feel safe on campus when it’s considered acceptable to justify or even celebrate the death of Jewish children? “
The presence of misinformation obfuscates the real and horrific images coming from Israel and Gaza on a near-daily basis since Saturday.
“There doesn’t seem to be much government interest in our fate right now. And sadly, particularly with this government, I’m not surprised. Their priorities lie elsewhere.”
Amidst solemn vigils, sober criticisms, and emboldened protests, some socialists joined celebrations of Hamas horror.
As Israel scrambles to correct its intelligence failure and restore security, Middle East analyst Aaron David Miller predicts the end of the judicial overhaul and—perhaps—of Benjamin Netanyahu.
The PA has barely cooperated with Israel in recent years, but with the prospect of a seaport, an operable airport, and huge financial aid from Saudi Arabia, UAE, the EU, and others, Fatah might well say “yes.”
Hours after the horrific attacks in Southern Israel, Israelis at all levels of government had already heard directly that the United States had their back.
How Jewish Theater Combats Antisemitism with David Chack, Hayley Finn, Aaron Henne and Jenny Rachel Weiner
A conversation about how Jewish theater can play a role in educating people about antisemitism.
oin Middle East Analyst Aaron David Miller and Robert Siegel, former host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Moment contributor, as they discuss what happened, where things stand and how and when this war might end.
Jewish punk rockers have ranged from Hasidic to vehemently anti-religious, with sounds ranging from mellow post-punk to panicked noise rock.
Having left a number of messages for Santos I was surprised when, in the midst of the most recent government funding showdown in the House, he actually called me back.
Join Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, founder of the first national Jewish environmental organization Shomrei Adamah, and author of the forthcoming book Toward a Holy Ecology: Reading the Song of Songs in the Age of Climate Crisis and Rabbi Natan Margalit, founder of Organic Torah, and author of The Pearl and the Flame: A Journey into Jewish Wisdom and Ecological Thinking for a conversation about “eco-theology” and the radical new ways Jewish leaders are using ancient teachings of Judaism to address today’s environmental and social problems.
She was the longest-serving woman in U.S. Senate history and the first Jewish woman to be sworn in as senator.
oin Uri Kaufman, author of the new book Eighteen Days in October: The Yom Kippur War and How It Created the Modern Middle East, for a conversation about the war and how it set the stage for future peace negotiations; how the Yom Kippur War gave birth to the religious-Zionist settler movement; and why history has not always been kind to Israel’s first and only female prime minister.
Rachel Binstock says that the 39 melachot are what create the meaning of Shabbat, but it is rare for Jews to practice the original forms of labor during the other 144 hours of the week because modern technologies have made them mostly obsolete.
A remarkable and rare pair of elaborate silver Torah finials have been jointly acquired by New York’s Jewish Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston.
What is the U.N. doing to Fight Antisemitism? A Wide-Open Conversation with U.N. Special Advisor Alice Wairimu Nderitu and Noah Phillips
Join the undersecretary for a wide-open conversation about why she believes the United Nations should be playing a bigger role in fighting antisemitism and what that looks like; her visit to Auschwitz; and what it’s like to be a mediator.
Some of Israel’s Supreme Court justices are terrified of the situation.
If you’re in a room full of mainstream Jews who hew to the uncritical AIPAC line about Israel, you undoubtedly know that “apartheid,” “racist” and “fascist” are three words you can’t say about the Jewish state without risking denunciation, cancellation or total excommunication from the tribe.
From Barbie to Artificial Intelligence and Everything in Between: A Wide-Open Conversation with Tiffany Shlain and Nadine Epstein
Tiffany Shlain is an artist, feminist, internet pioneer, founder of the Webby Awards, and national bestselling author.
For more than four decades after he was suddenly and unceremoniously removed from participation in the 100-meter relay race at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Marty Glickman—then a young athlete, later a beloved voice of New York sports radio—vaguely and quietly chalked up the greatest disappointment of his life to “politics.”
If Israel wants to discriminate against Palestinian Americans, that is its prerogative. But the United States can’t allow special rules for some U.S. citizens and not others.
“Way back when I was a normal yeshiva boy playing rabbi, I thought I was right about gay men not really being gay and that they should stop this nonsense and get right with Torah and find a nice Jewish girl. Until one day.”
Cutting off aid would benefit us by saving us from ourselves.
Join Suleiman, a retired Harvard professor and author of the new memoir Daughter of History: Traces of an Immigrant Girlhood and Moment Book and Opinion editor Amy E. Schwartz for a conversation about growing up with dueling identities as well as the significance of everyday objects and how they evoke memories of our past.