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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  Throughout our podcast series with eminent Jewish historian Jack Wertheimer, we have spoken about a Judaism of “peak moments.” This is the kind of Judaism most American Jews practice; connecting to their faith at […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  With the exception of shabbat, there is probably no practice that distinguishes pious Jews more than the observance of kashrut—the Jewish dietary laws. Whether at a business meeting or an everyday social gathering, Jews […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  On July 18, 1994, a car-bomb struck the headquarters of AMIA—the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, the largest Jewish community center and social-service agency in Buenos Aires—killing 85 people and wounding 300 more. It was […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  For much of the 20th century, the major denominations—Conservative, Reform, Orthodox—loomed large over institutional Jewish life in America. But in 2019, the Jewish scene looks different; the movements hold less purchase on Jewish life […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  21st-century America has seen religious faith buffeted by cultural change, social upheaval, and serious intellectual and moral challenges. American Judaism has not been immune from this broader trend, and Jews across—and outside—the denominational spectrum […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  Those of us who care about the success and security of the Jewish state are sensitive to the many military threats Israel faces, from Syria in the north, Iran to the East, and Gaza […]

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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 1949, every election in Israel’s history has yielded a governing majority…until now. Though the bloc of right-wing parties emerged from the April 2019 Knesset elections with a clear majority, coalition negotiations fell apart […]

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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 question of the relationship between men and women has long vexed Jewish thought and Jewish life. From the complex biblical relationships between figures like Adam and Eve and Jacob and Rachel down to […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  Would you want to live forever? What would your spouse, your children, your friends mean to you if you knew you would outlive them all? Is our mortality a problem to be solved, or […]

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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 trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg is perhaps the most (in)famous espionage trial in all American history. While their conviction and execution remain familiar and controversial episodes in the Cold War, the fate […]

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