Monday, August 19, 2019


The Evolution of David Brooks

14:33 07 January
David Brooks, that rare New York Times columnist equally criticized by liberals and conservatives alike, was born in Toronto, Canada. His father’s college teaching jobs brought the family to New York City and Philadelphia before Brooks headed off to college at the University of Chicago, where he caught the attention of William F. Buckley. After graduation...

Book Review // Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution

13:02 20 March
Who was Rav Kook, the first chief rabbi of Jewish Palestine? Many have tried to understand this complex, charismatic scholar whose embrace of modernism existed side-by-side with strict traditionalism. How to explain his contradictory mixture of tolerance and orthodoxy, nationalism and universalism, mysticism and activism? Kook was a poet, religious jurist, philosopher and communal leader. Was he a Zionist?

Iran's Velvet Revolution?

13:48 10 June
By Jeremy Gillick What will change if Mirhossein Mousavi, a former Iranian Prime Minister, a “moderate,” and the primary challenger to reigning Iranian president and rabble-rouser Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wins this Friday’s much-hyped Iranian election? Will Iran abandon it’s nuclear program or change its position vis-a-vis...

July/August 2014

13:45 02 July
From the Editor The Conversation Opinions Sara Yael Hirschhorn | How the kidnappings were hijacked Daniel Benjamin | The ISIS threat spreads beyond Iraq and Syria  Emanuele Ottolenghi | Are Israel’s critics really being silenced? Evolution of a Moderate [subscribe to read] Palestinian professor Mohammed...

The Growing Gap Between Israel And American Jews

16:55 21 August
Ties between American Jews and Israel, while still strong, are fraying. With the help of rabbis and scholars, historians and journalists, diplomats and activists, Moment explores the forces pulling the Jewish state and the American Jewish community apart—and holding them together...