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In the Spotlight: Bob Mnookin

June 2, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by author Robert Mnookin to discuss The Jewish American Paradox, his book that explores the conundrums of Jewish identity, faith, and community in America by delving deep into Jewish history, law, and custom.

In the Spotlight: Yoni Avi Battat

May 30, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Iraqi Jewish Musician Yoni Avi Battat to discuss ‘Fragments,’ his new album that explores identity and connection to his Mizrahi roots.

In the Spotlight: Jonathan Rosen

May 22, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin sits with author Jonathan Rosen to discuss The Best Minds, his haunting account of an American tragedy involving family, friendship, love, and the ways in which we understand – and fail to understand – mental illness.

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by soon-to-be-ordained rabbi Andrew Mandel and veteran sculptor and painter Tobi Kahn to discuss Yom HaTzedek and the Tzedek Box, their new holiday and ritual focused on justice and the deeds we do to bring it about.

In the Spotlight: Idit Klein

May 1, 2023
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Executive director of Keshet, a non-profit dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive community for GLBTQ Jews, Idit Klein discusses her organization which has become a national leader in making the Jewish community more inclusive.

In the Spotlight: Naomi Seidman

April 17, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Naomi Seidman to discuss “Heretic in the House,” her podcast that explores how those who have left Orthodox communities see themselves, and what their journeys can reveal about belonging, otherness and more.

In the Spotlight: Daniel Matt

April 11, 2023
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Leading authority of Kabbalah and the Zohar Daniel Matt joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation, his book that blends scholarship with poetic imagination to tell the story of a beloved Jewish figure.

In the Spotlight: Judith Rosenbaum

March 23, 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.