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Shmuel Rosner

Shmuel Rosner is an Israeli columnist, editor, and researcher. He is the editor of the research and data-journalism website themadad.com, and is the political editor of the Jewish Journal.

Israel’s New Government: Six Things to Consider

If something is too controversial, it’ll have to wait for the next government. And since the coalition includes parties from the far right to the far left, many issues could be controversial.

Adam Kirsch: Israeli Book week Special

A special episode for Israeli book week. Shmuel Rosner and Adam Kirsch discuss two of Kirsch's books: "The People and the Books: 18 Classics...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Korach with Leora Londy Barash

Leora Londy-Barash is a 4th year rabbinical student at the Jerusalem campus of the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. Leora grew up...

We Agree to Disagree (Except on Ditching Netanyahu)

The compromises are many, and achievement is one: ousting Benjamin Netanyahu.

The New Israeli Government: A Test of Coexistence

For the first time in Israel’s history, an independent Arab party is joining the coalition as a full member.
Sergio Della Pergola

Sergio Della Pergola: A Demographer’s Take on the 2020 Pew Research

Shmuel Rosner and Sergio Della Pergola discuss the latest Pew research results. Sergio Della Pergola is an Italian-Israeli demographer and statistician. He is a professor...

Is Bibi Truly Done?

There are still 50 hours until Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid mandate expires.
Dr. Shlomo Fischer

Dr. Shlomo Fischer: Discussing the 2020 Pew Report

In this episode, Shmuel Rosner and Dr. Shlomo Fischer discuss the 2020 Pew reports and its implications for the Jewish community in the United...

Is Blinken the Carrier of “Genuine Hope”?

What Secretary of State Anthony Blinken attempts to achieve in the Middle East is as admirable as it is impossible.

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Nasso with Margaret Hughes Robinson

Margo Hughes-Robinson will graduate from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2021. Prior to studying at JTS, Margo graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA,...

Should Israel Apologize for Its “Place of Power”?

The support of American Jews is important for Israel.

Discussing the Gaza Dilemma with Military Expert Michael Herzog

Israel’s policy toward Gaza is fraught with dilemmas, says Brig. General (Res.) Michael Herzog. Its policy is based on containment and its current goal...

If Biden Stops Israel Too Soon, Hamas Will Know it Can Get Away With...

If Hamas realizes that the international community (or at least the United States) will not be its savior if it chooses aggression, its leaders might decide to be more cautious.

Hanan Amiur: Guide to Manipulate Public Opinion

Shmuel Rosner and Hanan Amiur discuss his controversial book. Hanan Amiur is a speech writer and a founding member of the website perspective - דף...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Bamidbar with Eliana Rubin

Eliana Rubin is a queer and trans artist and educator. She aims to help people better understand themselves and the world around them through...

Israel Under Fire: Biden’s Test

It could take a week or two to set the clock of Jewish-Arab relations a few years back.

What The New Pew Study Tells Us About The 7.5 Million American Jews

Nuance is everywhere because, as the Pew study puts it, “U.S. Jews do not have a single, uniform answer to what being Jewish means.”

There Is No One Reason for the Violent Mess in Jerusalem

Gazans will end up in as bad a position as they entered. It will not make them more prosperous or happier.
Daniel Levin

Daniel Levin: Proof of Life

Shmuel Rosner and Daniel Levin discuss Levin's new book, "Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Behar-Bechukotai with Jessica Dell-Era

Jessica Dell’Era is a senior rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she is completing her Masters in Sacred Music through the Cantorial...

The Day After Netanyahu’s Mandate Expires, Every Dissident Is King

One more defection, and this coalition is gone.

The Meron Tragedy: When Tradition Meets a Changing Reality

The custom remains the same custom. Disaster is only a matter of time.

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Emor with Joshua Krug

Joshua Krug earned a B.A. with Honors and Distinction from Yale, an MDiv from Harvard, and a PhD from NYU. He sits at the intersection...
Ryan P. Burge

Ryan P. Burge: The Nones

Shmuel Rosner and Ryan P. Burge discuss his latest book, "The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going". Dr....

Explaining the Math of Israel’s Complicated Coalitions

The somewhat complicated and confusing political situation in Israel and the ways in which the current logjam can be resolved.
Einat Nathan

Einat Nathan: My Everything

Shmuel Rosner and Einat Nathan discuss her bestselling book, now out in english, "My Everything: The Parent I Want to Be, The Children I...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Acharei Mot Kedoshim with Lisa Rothstein Goldberg

Lisa Rothstein Goldberg studies at the Academy for Jewish Religion (AJR) in New York. Lisa has wanted to be a rabbi since her sophomore year of...

Netanyahu, Head of the Opposition?

After twelve years in power, Netanyahu as head of the opposition is now a possibility.

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Tazria-Metzora with Jonah Sanderson and Noah Pollock

Noah Pollock and Jonah Sanderson attend the Academy for Jewish Religion in California. Pollock was drawn to be a chaplain from reading stories from...
Gadi Taub

Gadi Taub: Global Elites and National Citizens

Shmuel Rosner and Gadi Taub discuss Gadi's latest book: "Global Elites and National Citizens: The Attack of the Upper Classes on Israel's Democracy", now...