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'Top Story' is a weekly podcast featuring analysis of the most important Jewish news story of the week by JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin. Tobin separates myths from facts as he deconstructs mainstream media's distortions of the truth on critical issues including Israel. He also addresses critical aspects of politics, foreign policy and culture, giving listeners key insights toward understanding what’s really going on. Hear from the man who has been getting it right for decades while the ...
 
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In this week’s episode, JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses both recent Supreme Court cases defending religious liberty and the need to “separate the state from the new secular woke religion on race, sex and gender.” According to Tobin, this set of beliefs that is rooted in Marxism and being brought into the schools is nothing less than a …
 
In his 2022 book The War on the West, the British journalist Douglas Murray argues that many now prominent cultural ideas unfairly single out Western sins, discounting the good that Western civilization has brought about and sowing discord in America and Europe. On this week’s podcast, he joins Mosaic editor Jonathan Silver to explain why Western c…
 
Dan recently joined the Commentary Magazine podcast to share analysis on the current state of Israeli politics. We are posting that conversation here. Source Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/call-me-back/bonus-episode-lessons-from-the-collapse-of-the-israeli-government/. Now become a Ricochet m…
 
What have we learned so far about this election cycle, and what does it tell us about what’s likely to happen in the midterm elections of 2022, and the Democratic and GOP primaries for president in 2024? Historically, California has often served as a movie trailer on our national political future — ‘coming to a theater near you.’ Richard Nixon star…
 
What have we learned so far about this election cycle, and what does it tell us about what’s likely to happen in the midterm elections of 2022, and the Democratic and GOP primaries for president in 2024?Historically, California has often served as a movie trailer on our national political future -- 'coming to a theater near you.' Richard Nixon star…
 
In this week’s episode, JNS editor-in-chief discusses the debate among conservatives over how to respond to woke Marxist cultural indoctrination and whether Yoram Hazony’s new book on Conservatism provides the answer needed to defend both liberty and Western civilization. He’s joined by Hazony who warns that “woke Neo-Marxism” is carrying out a ”pe…
 
The Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem is the holiest physical site in all of Judaism. Religiously observant Jews ask God to restore the Temple and its services each and every day in the traditional liturgy. For thousands of years, Jews had no access to the site on which that Temple stood, until 1967, when Israeli forces reunited Jerusalem. …
 
The Biden administration has announced that the President will take his first trip to the Middle East as president. His first stop will be in Israel to meet with Israeli leaders and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, before heading to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The U.S.-Saudi relationship began…
 
The Biden administration has announced that the President will take his first trip to the Middle East as president. His first stop will be in Israel to meet with Israeli leaders and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, before heading to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The U.S.-Saudi relationship began …
 
The idea of equality has a long and intricate history, one that this week the philosopher, rabbi, and writer Zohar Atkins joins the podcast to discuss. In conversation with Mosaic’s editor Jonathan Silver, he looks at how various thinkers in the Western intellectual tradition have thought about equality. Together, they discuss thinkers of equality …
 
In this week’s episode, JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses how to cancel culture is spreading from college campuses to the rest of society, including journalism and even football. He’s joined by University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax who discusses efforts to cancel her for her statements supporting Western bourgeois values and o…
 
After the 100-day mark of the 2022 Russian war against Ukraine. we assess some grim facts of this war, and try to understand how they should inform what to expect in the next hundred days. Richard Fontaine, CEO of the Centar for a New American Security (CNAS), returns to the conversation. Richard is a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. …
 
After the 100-day mark of the 2022 Russian war against Ukraine. we assess some grim facts of this war, and try to understand how they should inform what to expect in the next hundred days. Richard Fontaine, CEO of the Centar for a New American Security (CNAS), returns to the conversation. Richard is a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. …
 
There is the argument and there is the context in which that argument is made. It’s easy to sing the praises of American life when you’re sitting in the United States, but you’d likely to express yourself differently if you were explaining your views in Soviet Russia. The context of the argument does not, of course, determine its truth or falsehood…
 
In this week’s episode, JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses how a “mapping project” undertaken by BDS supporters in Boston targets Jewish institutions throughout the state of Massachusetts, including synagogues and schools. He explains that this illustrates how the movement to boycott Israel is motivated by “pure unadulterated hate.” He is…
 
Beginning Saturday night, the Jewish people will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot. During the festival, Jews traditionally study the book of Ruth, the biblical text that tells the story of a non-Jewish widow who becomes the great-grandmother of King David. To help uncover why the book of Ruth is so beloved, and to make sense of the intertextual ref…
 
Since initiating a war against Israel in 2006, the Shiite revolutionary movement Hizballah has built a massive arsenal of rockets that continues to threaten Israel's northern cities and towns. Hizballah is able to sustain this military posture because it also holds decisive sway in Lebanese politics. Some observers think its political control is wa…
 
In this week's episode, JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses how progressive Democrats are seeking to undermine the U.S.-Israel alliance and what the Democratic primaries mean for Israel. Furthermore, he explains that the war being waged on AIPAC by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) may end up dooming any h…
 
When it comes to the future of sports and entertainment, Jon Patricof is always trying to innovate and disrupt. He’s had the added challenge of launching a business from scratch on the eve of the pandemic. Jon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Athletes Unlimited, a network of professional sports leagues. Launched in March 2020, Athletes Unlimited now op…
 
When it comes to the future of sports and entertainment, Jon Patricof is always trying to innovate and disrupt. He’s had the added challenge of launching a business from scratch on the eve of the pandemic.Jon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Athletes Unlimited, a network of professional sports leagues. Launched in March 2020, Athletes Unlimited now ope…
 
At the close of trading on November 17, 2021 a share of Netflix stock would cost you $691.69. At the end of trading on May 20, 2022 it was $186.35, a drop of over 70%. What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on around here? The Mighty Men of GLoP are on the case as "woke" ideology meets "stupid money" meets an industry that has started to r…
 
On May 9, the cultural commentator Midge Decter passed away. The author of essays and books, an editor of magazines, and a mentor to generations of writers, Decter was subtle, clear, and courageous in her thinking. Though a member of the Democratic party for most of her life, Decter was an anti-Communist liberal who gradually became more conservati…
 
In this episode JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses why the effort to tie mainstream Republicans and conservatives to the Buffalo mass shooting isn’t just wrong; it’s a smear that does more to undermine democracy and to break American society than anything done by an extremist. He’s joined by Fox News contributor Ben Domenech who says the …
 
What are his objectives at this point in his war against Ukraine? And what are Ukraine’s objectives? What are US objectives? After all, the goals of different leaders in wartime often evolve based on battlefield developments. Are objectives shifting right now before our eyes…for Putin, Zelensky, and the US and NATO? And has the likelihood that Puti…
 
What are his objectives at this point in his war against Ukraine? And what are Ukraine’s objectives? What are US objectives? After all, the goals of different leaders in wartime often evolve based on battlefield developments. Are objectives shifting right now before our eyes…for Putin, Zelensky, and the US and NATO? And has the likelihood that Puti…
 
In this episode, JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses how despite the UN's lack of legitimacy and clear anti-Israel bias, it pays for Israel not to ignore it. The growing support for intersectional ideology and critical race theory on the American left fueled in part by the UN's 'Apartheid State' lie, will eat away at U.S. support for Israe…
 
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, thousands of Middle Eastern Jews left their countries of origin and moved to Israel. Among them were the Jews of Yemen. There is a myth, believed by some in Israel and around the world, that upon the arrival of the Jews of Yemen in Israel, hundreds of their children were taken from them by government officials wit…
 
In Israel we sit down with an entrepreneur and former Naval officer, who has built a company that has had to navigate the twin crises of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the maritime implications of cracks in global supply chains. Ami Daniel comes to these crises as the co-founder and CEO of Windward, a maritime data, analytics and artificial intel…
 
In Israel we sit down with an entrepreneur and former Naval officer, who has built a company that has had to navigate the twin crises of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the maritime implications of cracks in global supply chains. Ami Daniel comes to these crises as the co-founder and CEO of Windward, a maritime data, analytics and artificial intel…
 
For most young men and women today, sexual ethics have been collapsed into one idea: consent. Consent, whereby two responsible, conscientious, free people agree to enter into a sexual relationship, has become a shorthand way to describe ethical sex. And of course consent in sex is important, especially since it was so often absent in human history.…
 
Editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin argues that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a consequence of President Joe Biden’s disastrous retreat from Afghanistan and attempts to appease Iran. He’s joined by Commentary magazine editor John Podhoretz who discusses how recent events had “vindicated neo-conservatism” by reminding us of the dangers of American w…
 
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