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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  Since the destruction of the Second Temple at the hands of Rome, most Jews, for most of Jewish history, have lived in the Diaspora. What are the survival strategies, built up over centuries, that […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  She was one of only two women to sign the Israel’s Declaration of Independence. She served as Israel’s first ambassador to the Soviet Union, as labor minister, foreign minister, head of the Israeli Labor […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  Long before the Mossad became known as one of the world’s greatest intelligence agencies; before the capture of Eichmann and the raid of Iran’s nuclear archive; before Eli Cohen and Rafi Eitan; before Fauda […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  The occupation. The Western Wall. The nation-state Law. The warm bonhomie between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu. The rift between American and Israeli Jews grows daily. How did this happen? Wasn’t Israel an […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  The Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 was the very first piece of Senate legislation introduced in the 116th Congress. Sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the bill tackles a […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.  In the decades since Israel’s founding, the United Nations has been a hostile environment for the Jewish state first recognized by 33 sovereign nations in the U.N. General Assembly. For many years, it has seemed that […]

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Podcast: The Best of 2018

December 28, 2018

Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  From the Pittsburgh shooting to rising anti-Semitism in Europe, from the U.S. embassy move to the Trump Administration’s exit from the Iran deal, from Michael Chabon’s controversial speech at Hebrew Union College to Israel’s new nation-state law, 2018 has […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: The Eve of the Suez Crisis Chapter 2: Personal Suffering, Collective Suffering, and the Shoah Chapter 3: The Six Knocks Chapter 4: Responding to God, Responding the Fellow Jews “Hark, my beloved knocks! ‘Let me in, my […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Who Herzl Was and to Whom He Was Speaking Chapter 2: A Man Who Felt the Need to Be a Jew Chapter 3: Self-Doubt, Storytelling, and Looking Ahead Chapter 4: The Menorah, Aesthetics, and the Zionist Story […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Conservatism, Radicalism, and Bourgeois Life in Haredi Society Chapter 2: Books and Burke Chapter 3: The Necessity of Change, and Its Dangers Chapter 4: The Role of Women in Haredi Life Chapter 5: A Return to Tradition […]

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