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Is Democracy Broken?

28 years ago political philosopher Francis Fukuyama famously declared “the end of history,” meaning that there would be “the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” It was a heady time. The Berlin Wall was poised to fall... Read More »

The Growing Gap Between Israel And American Jews

Divide between American Jews and Israel

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... Read More »

The Many Legacies of Elie Wiesel

With the death of Elie Wiesel, the world has lost one of the most powerful voices of the past century... Interviews with Ted Koppel, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Dina Porat, Natan Sharansky, Leon Wieseltier, Elisha Wiesel and more Read More »

Books That Shaped Great Authors // Symposium

We asked 20 prominent Jewish authors to discuss the books that shaped them. Read More »

Is Free Speech Under Fire on Campus?

Over the past few months, a series of student protests has erupted across the United States on campuses such as Amherst, Dartmouth, Ithaca, the University of Missouri and Yale. While the specific spark of each protest has differed, their substance has been of like mind: Students are contending that their administrations have neglected an obligation to address bigotry, discrimination and intolerance, and specifically racism. Read More »

An All-Women Symposium: The Missing XX-Factor

1| What more could be done to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians? 2| What might women bring to the peace process if more were included? with Ruth Calderon, Tamara Cofman Wittes, Nadia Hijab, Naomi Chazan, Caroline Glick, Fania Oz-Salzberger, Laila El-Haddad, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Anat Saragusti, Cora Weiss, Sarai Aharoni, Noura Erakat, Laura Blumenfeld, Lara Friedman, Simone Susskind, Felice Friedson, Leila Hilal ... Read More »

Symposium // Is There a “Jewish” Way to Parent?

Jewish parenting has never been simple: The original dysfunctional families are found in the Hebrew Bible. But today parenting is more nuanced and complicated than ever. Moment speaks with a range of Jewish parents and experts to explore what role, if any, Judaism plays in 21st-century parenting. Read More »

If There Were One Thing You Could Change About The Israeli Rabbinate

A Moment Symposium // Interviews With Assaf Benmelech, Aaron Leibowitz, Rachel Levmore, Shlomo Riskin, Bambi Sheleg, David Stav, Adin Steinsaltz, Yedidia Stern, Diana Villa, Avi Weiss, Moshe Weiss, Dov Zakheim. Plus a comment by Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau Read More »

Religion & Violence // A Moment Symposium

Is there something about religion that is inherently violent, or is it a myth that religion leads to violence? And since much of the contemporary religious violence in the news is connected to Islam, is this a Muslim problem—or a broader human one? We posed these questions to a wide-ranging group of thinkers. Read More »

A Great Civil Rights Partnership

Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Rabbi Jacob Rothschild and his wife Janice Rothschild at Atlanta banquet honoring King

A Moment Photo Symposium in Honor of the Struggle for Racial Equality Read More »