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In the Spotlight: Judith Rosenbaum

March 21, 2023
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CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive Judith Rosenbaum describes the value and relevancy of her organization, which offers digital access to riveting tales of Jewish women who impacted medicine, politics, business, film, ritual, literature, and more.

In the Spotlight: Military Protests

March 20, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with three IDF reservists who are protesting the proposed changes to Israel’s judicial system

Rabbi and author Michael Strassfeld discusses Judaism Disrupted, his book that excavates the sources of Judaism that have been distorted over centuries and creates new practices drawn from contemporary spirituality and the Jewish mystical tradition.

International Hillel veteran Rabbi Charlie Schwartz and bestselling author Joshua Foer discuss Lehrhaus, the first-of-its kind Jewish tavern they’re launching that’s focused on Chevrutah learning, creative cocktails, and “the best kosher food in New England.”

In the Spotlight: Sara Luria

February 24, 2023
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Sara Luria, Rabbi and founder of several Jewish community organizations, discusses her new resource for Jewish spiritual leaders called Beloved, which supports rabbis trying to create new spaces to support, connect and inspire their communities.

In her book “Bad Jews,” Emily Tamkin examines the evolution of Jewishness throughout American history to make her case against the term “bad Jew,” which weaponizes members of the community against each other or themselves.

In the Spotlight: Jason Kander

January 25, 2023
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Political wunderkind and former army intelligence officer Jason Kander joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss Invisible Storm, his haunting second memoir that chronicles his struggles with PTSD from service in Afghanistan and the journey to hope and healing.

In the Spotlight: Edward Feld

January 17, 2023
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Rabbi and author Edward Feld joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss The Book of Revolutions, his epic saga that presents the Torah as an emblem of pluralistic belief born of revolutionary moments that preserved spiritual realities and continue to speak to us today.

In the Spotlight: Ben M. Freeman

January 4, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by world-renowned educator Ben M. Freeman, who discusses his seminal manifesto of the modern Jewish Pride movement, Reclaiming our Story, which explores the long history of internalized Jew-hatred and inspires Jews to move from prejudice to pride.

In the Spotlight: Dahlia Lithwick

December 13, 2022
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Dahlia Lithwick, , discusses Lady Justice: Women, the Law and the Battle to save America, her book about women lawyers who came forward to fight the racism, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Administration.