Even with an anglicized name, the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show is quintessentially Jewish. At the forefront of modern political satire, the comedian just may be "the most trusted man in America."
In the second of Moment’s series on Arab citizens of Israel, we explore the country’s low-performing segregated Arab schools. After decades of neglect, the Israeli government is taking steps to address inequities. But who should control the schools and write their curricula? The outcome could have a major impact on Israel’s future.
If you ask professors why they need tenure, the first words out of their mouths will undoubtedly be some variation of this phrase: “To guarantee academic freedom.” I’ve asked this question dozens, if not hundreds, of times. I have asked professors at both ends of
The pristine lawns and perfect sidewalks of this Chicago suburb made it a haven for Holocaust survivors—until the neo-Nazis decided to march. This is the story of survivors overcoming their reluctance to speak out, transforming themselves and the community they lived in. But that didn’t help Sonia Reich, who thought she saw yellow stars on her lawn.
What does it mean to be Jewish today? What do Jews bring to the world? Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elie Wiesel, Itzhak Perlman, Ruth Wisse, Geraldine Brooks and other thoughtful Jewish Americans tell Moment what they think.
Ask Jews what happens after death, and many will respond that the Jewish tradition doesn’t say or doesn’t care. But not so fast. When Moment asked an array of prominent Jewish thinkers, artists, writers and other doers to tell us what they think they’re headed for, the range was extraordinary.
Yossi Leshem—the world-renowned ornithologist and champion of Israel’s environmental movement—resembles a cross between a linebacker and an academic. Frameless glasses perched precariously on his nose, he speeds through Jerusalem’s narrow streets, simultaneously leaning down to fumble for a pamphlet about owls, answering his cell phone and informing me that it is too cloudy to bird-watch.