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Curious Times Episode 39: Michael Held Talks About His Life’s Mission – a Village

A Village project to help people with disabilities, the holiday of love, a tribute to Ruth Pearl and this week's Torah portion. Listen on Apple...

Curious Times Episode 38: What New Tests Are We Facing Now?

Reflections on the new times we're in, some of the hot issues, and this week's Torah portion. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow...

Noam Gidron: Exploring the Differences Between the Israeli and American Political Systems

Shmuel Rosner and Noam Gidron discuss how the differences between the Israeli and American political systems effect political and social polarization. Noam Gidron is a...

Curious Times Episode 37: Can we have non-partisan conversations?

Reflections on two recent articles on Critical Race Theory, and this week's Torah portion. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Michael Caspe and Nathaniel Deutsch: A fortress in Brooklyn

Shmuel Rosner, Michael Caspe and Nathaniel Deutsch discuss their book: "A Fortress in Brooklyn: Race, Real Estate, and the Making of Hasidic Williamsburg." Nathaniel Deutsch is...

Curious Times Episode 36: What are the boundaries of change in the Torah tradition?

A roundup of the latest news and a meditation on this week's Torah portion. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Curious Times Episode 35: Halie Soifer On Jewish Values in Politics

A conversation with the CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Ofer Kenig: Understanding Israel’s New Government

Shmuel Rosner continues the deep dive into Israel's new government, this time with the help of Professor Ofer Kenig. Prof. Ofer Kenig is a senior...

Tal Shalev: Israel’s New Government

Shmuel Rosner and journalist Tal Shalev discuss Israel's new government. Tal Shalev is chief political correspondent for the leading Israeli web portal Walla News. She...

Curious Times Episode 34: TikTok Executive Discovers Jewish Wisdom

Michal Oshman discusses her new book, "What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?" Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David...

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...

Emergency Podcast: Michael Oren on the Political Crisis in Israel

The former ambassador discusses the rise of a new coalition in Israel, as well as his new novel and the Israel 2048 project. Enjoy the...

Curious Times Episode 32: Against All Odds, a New Coalition Arises in Israel

Reflections on the changes in Israel, the rise of antisemitism and this week's Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow...

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...

Curious Times Episode 31: When Haters Hide the Lovers

Reflections on the noise of hate and this week's Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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...

Curious Times Episode 30: How Do We Explain the Rise in Antisemitism?

Reflections on the world's oldest hatred, and commentary on this week's Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa...

Curious Times Episode 29: Is there light in the darkness of war?

Masa leader Ofer Gutman on building deep relationships between world Jewry and Israel. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa...

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...

Curious Times Episode 28: A Week With Overwhelming Emotions

On the turmoil in Israel, honoring the Meron victims, and this week's Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David...

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...

Israel Under Attack: Emergency Podcast with Shmuel Rosner

The very latest on the crisis in Israel with Jewish Journal political analyst Shmuel Rosner. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow...

Curious Times Episode 26: Jonah Sanderson on Jewish Renewal and Suicide Prevention

A conversation on overcoming obstacles and finding renewal in Judaism. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Curious Times Episode 25: Honoring the Meron 45

Thoughts on a global candle lighting ceremony to honor the 45 victims of Mount Meron. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow...

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...

Mindy and Mandy Moved Us While Oscars Snoozed Us

After briefly breaking down the Oscars, the Bagels compare it to the Jewish community after COVID (of course) and wonder if the trailers for "In The...

Curious Times Episode 24: Mourning the Meron Tragedy

Reflections on the Meron tragedy and a commentary by Shmuel Rosner. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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....

Curious Times Episode 23: A Trial for Halimi and a Beautiful Story

Three stories on my mind: Halimi, an Israeli miracle, and a community story. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa...

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...

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