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“Boredom is the biggest threat to Judaism”– Rabbi Steve Leder

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! In conversation with rabbi and author Steve Leder, on the meaning of regret,...

“Palestinians Can Be As Successful as Israelis”–Jason Greenblatt

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! Former peace envoy Jason Greenblatt discusses his new book, "In the Path of...

Catherine Wolff: Beyond

Shmuel Rosner chats with Catherine Wolff about her book: "Beyond: How Humankind Thinks About Heaven." Catherine Wolff is a writer, editor, and former director of The...

Sarah Ifft Decker: Jewish Women in the Medieval World

Shmuel Rosner and Sarah Ifft Decker discuss her book: "Jewish Women in the Medieval World: : 500–1500 CE (Seminar Studies)". Sarah Ifft Decker is an Assistant...

Depp–Heard Trial, Gun Madness and Shavuot

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! David and Shanni weigh in on some difficult topics, and why Shavuot is such...

Ben-Tsiyon Klibansky: The Golden Age of the Lithuanian Yeshivas

Shmuel Rosner and Ben-Tsiyon Klibansky discuss his book: The Golden Age of the Lithuanian Yeshivas. Ben-Tsiyon Klibansky is a lecturer at Efrata College in Jerusalem. A...

Can you grow sustainable, delicious meat in a lab?

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! In conversation with Yaky Yanay, CEO of Pluristem Therapeutics, an Israeli biotech firm...

Maren Niehoff: Philo of Alexandria

Shmuel Rosner and  Maren Niehoff  talk about her book: "Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography". Maren R. Niehoff is Max Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought at the...

Ohad Leslau: Operation Defensive Shield

Shmuel Rosner and guest Ohad Leslau discuss his new hebrew book about Operation Defensive Shield. Ohad Leslau is a researcher in the history department -IDF. He...

Honoring our Grandparents at the Seder Table

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! In this special Passover episode, David and Shanni discuss the value of honoring...

Jeffrey Bloom and Rabbi Gil Student: Orthodox Judaism and Modern Questions of Faith

Jeffrey Bloom and Rabbi Gil Student speak with Shmuel Rosner about their new book: "Strauss, Spinoza & Sinai: Orthodox Judaism and Modern Questions of Faith". Rabbi...

How Can One Man Create So Much Destruction?

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! Does Vladimir Putin have any limits to the devastation he's inflicting on Ukraine?...

Avivah Zornberg: The book of Leviticus

Shmuel Rosner chats with Avivah Zornberg about her upcoming book: "The Hidden Order of Intimacy." Avivah Zornberg is a Scottish contemporary Torah scholar and author. Follow Shmuel Rosner...

Nir Barkat Has Some Big Ideas

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! He was mayor of Jerusalem for 10 years and is now a leading...

UFC 272: Reflections on a wildly entertaining weekend

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! David asks Shanni about her recent trip to Las Vegas to cover UFC...

Could the War in Ukraine Have Been Prevented?

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! Why did the world fail to prevent the war in Ukraine? What will...

Carolina Lopez-Ruiz: Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean

Shmuel Rosner and Carolina Lopez - Ruiz discuss her new book: Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean. Carolina López-Ruiz is Professor of Classics at...

Jonathan Feiner: Mindfulness

Shmuel Rosner and Jonathan Feiner discuss his book: "Mindfulness: A Jewish Approach". Dr. Jonathan Feiner is the clinical director of Rockland CBT, a psychology practice...

Can a Super Bowl end racism?

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! How far should professional sports go in promoting social causes? Was the Super...

Unpacking the Joe Rogan Brouhaha

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! Where should we draw the line with censorship of public voices? Can the...

Unpacking the Whoopi Goldberg Scandal and the Issue of Race

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! What does race really mean? Were Whoopi's comments antisemitic? Did she deserve to be suspended?...

Prof. Abraham Sion: To Whom Was The Promised Land Promised?

Shmuel Rosner and Prof. Abraham Sion discuss his book: "To Whom Was The Promised Land Promised?: Some Fundamental Truths About The Arab-Israeli Conflict". Abraham A....

Ori Z. Soltes: Growing Up Jewish in India

Shmuel Rosner and Ori Z. Soltes discuss his book: "Growing up Jewish in India." Ori Z. Soltes teaches at Georgetown University across a range of...

What’s the Biggest Mistake we Made with COVID?

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms!   Why was there no Warp Speed for therapeutics? Is there a vaccine for...

Do Jew Haters Deserve to See Us Afraid?

 Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! Does it help the fight against antisemitism to show the haters your fears?...

Leah and Menachem Gottesman: Not At Risk

Shmuel Rosner chats with Leah and Menachem Gottesman about their book: "Not at Risk: Education as a Work of Heart." Follow Shmuel Rosner on Twitter.

Why did Curb not play up COVID?

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! Who's panicking about Omicron and who isn't? Why did Curb not play up...

Rabbi Doctor Daniel Friedman: Talmud For Regular Folks

Author and speaker Daniel Friedman shares transformative wisdom from our Sages, as well as surprising research from his doctoral thesis on American Christian attitudes...

Julian E. Zelizer: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Shmuel Rosner and Julian E. Zelizer discuss his latest book: "Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Life of Radical Amazement." Julian Emanuel Zelizer is a professor of...

How Scared Should We Be of Omicron?

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! David and Shanni discuss what's on everyone's mind these days, as well as...

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