How Jew-Friendly Persia Became Anti-Semitic Iran

16:15 14 June
The complex tale of how the Persian Empire founded by Cyrus the Great—the world’s “first” Zionist—metamorphosed into the Israel-Hating nation we know today. Abdol Hossein Sardari didn’t look like a hero. But when Paris fell to Hitler in June 1940, the 30-year-old Muslim—a dapper man

The New Normal

18:43 20 September
Swift acceptance of gays by the Israeli Defense Forces in 1993 helped transform Israel into one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. Moment looks at the history—and the future—of the gay rights movement in Israel, from the rainbow flag-strewn streets of Tel Aviv to the more traditional enclave of Jerusalem.

Jewish Word | The God Gene

15:09 28 July
Finding Faith in DNA Why do some people believe in God, while others don’t? Is it a person’s choice, the result of upbringing or simply divine will? Theologians have grappled with this question for centuries, but over the last few years, scientists have jumped into

Is There a Future for Tunisia’s Jews?

14:56 28 July
Tunisia is one of the success stories of the Arab spring. But can its Jews—who have lived in relative peace with their Muslim neighbors for more than one thousand years—survive democracy—and changing demographics? A lone television drones on in the corner, cartoons in Arabic, no

Religion and the Supreme Court

20:25 08 May
What impact—if any—does a justice’s faith have on his or her jurisprudence? Legal experts Marci Hamilton, Douglas Kmiec, Abner Mikva, Jamie Raskin, Jeffrey Rosen, Jeffrey Toobin, Laurence Tribe, Eugene Volokh and Wendy Webster Williams discuss and debate.