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In The Spotlight: Josh Lambert

October 6, 2022
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Was the idea of a Jewish “literary mafia” entirely an antisemitic slander, or in any way founded in the reality of the number and influence of Jews in publishing? Abigail Pogrebin sits with writer Josh Lambert to get at the truth.

In the Spotlight: Rabbis Spratt & Stanton

September 28, 2022
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Having taken an unadorned look at the landscape of Jewish life for their book Awakenings, Rabbis Benjamin Spratt & Joshua Stanton join Abigail Pogrebin to discuss what they see as the next chapter for Jewish legacy institutions and startups

The new CEO of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Rabbi Joanna Samuels, describes what it was like taking the reins of a major New York Jewish institution in the middle of a pandemic, when she joins Abigail Pogrebin for her first in-depth conversation.

In the Spotlight: Pirkei Avot

August 1, 2022
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Jewish ethics suddenly feel clear and contemporary in the hands of Joseph Rosenstein, who shares with Abigail Pogrebin how he spent the pandemic unpacking the ancient rabbinic texts of Ethics of the Fathers for his new book, Reflections on Pirkei Avot.

In the Spotlight: Annie Polland

July 18, 2022
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Annie Polland, public historian, author, and President of the Tenement Museum in New York City, joins Abigail Pogrebin in conversation.

Acclaimed Canadian-Israeli author Matti Friedman joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai, his book that tells the little-known story of Cohen’s concert tour to the front lines of the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

In the Spotlight: David Harris

May 24, 2022
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As he prepares to leave a job he’s held for three decades, David Harris, CEO of AJC, sits with Abigail Pogrebin to discuss how much has been accomplished and what is more challenging than ever when it comes to American Jews and Israel.

Author Amy Bloom joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss, about her husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s and the courageous way the two faced the challenges of this disease and how together decided on the final way to part.

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Rabbi Justin Pines, the Director of Youth & Young Adult Initiatives at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, to discuss the pioneering new idea of a standardized ritual for Yom HaShoah, known as Hitkansut.

Rabbi Justin Pines joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss a new Yom Hashoah ritual known as the Hitkansut , an experiential ceremony to memorialize the Holocaust, as fewer survivors are able to tell their stories.