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Curious Times Episode 10: How Serious is Cancel Culture?

Thoughts on the erosion of free speech, the new times we're entering and this week's Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen...

Sacha, Sorkin, Schitt & Shtisel: The Golden Globes and Beyond

After acknowledging the first anniversary of COVID hitting America, the Bagels are not getting ready for the Holiday of Matzah and are reviewing the...

Curious Times Episode 9: What’s all the fuss about Clubhouse?

A conversation with Shanni Suissa on the latest craze in social media, Clubhouse. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa...

Natan Slifkin: Rationalist Judaism

Shmuel Rosner and Natan Slifkin discuss his latest book, "Rationalism vs. Mysticism: Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought." Natan Slifkin, popularly known as the "Zoo Rabbi",...

Exploring the Rise and Fall of Stan Lee with ‘True Believer’ Author Abraham Riesman

Everybody knows Stan Lee, but nobody knows Stan Lee— except people like critically-acclaimed writer Abraham Riesman, who has written a new book about the late...

Curious Times Episode 8: Fresh Takes on Hot Topics

Weekly roundup of interesting news and subjects, and creative words of wisdom on the weekly Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen...

Curious Times Episode 7: The Recall Campaign Against Gov. Newsom

A conversation with Anne Dunsmore, one of the leaders of the recall campaign against Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on...

Curious Times Episode 6: My weekly roundup, from COVID to Texas to love and goodness

Reflections on the lockdown controversy, the Texas nightmare, progress on the vaccine, sharing our goodness, and this week's Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple...

Marc Rosenstein: Contested Utopia

Shmuel Rosner and Marc Rosenstein discuss his latest book, "Contested Utopia: Jewish Dreams and Israeli Realities," out soon. Marc Rosenstein is the Director Emeritus of...

Curious Times Episode 5: Where are we with the Coronavirus?

Dr. Daniel Stone on the state of the pandemic and the influence of the vaccine. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow...

Curious Times Episode 4: What’s On My Curious Mind This Week?

 A roundup of interesting items in an ever-changing world, including this week's Torah portion. Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David...

And the Nominees Are… Sometimes Jewy

Hold onto your invisible kippahs (especially while drinking water during the impeachment trial), because the Bagels are talking awards show nominations, challenging Hollywood to...

Gershom Gorenberg: War of Shadows

Shmuel Rosner and guest Gershom Gorenberg discuss his latest book, "War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from...

Curious Times Episode 3: The Secret to Resiliency

Sami Steigmann, Holocaust survivor who ended up being homeless in New York, talks about the power of positive thinking to survive and thrive. Enjoy the...

Let Them All Talk: With Special Guest Malina Saval

Proud Bostonian and all-around-rockstar Variety Features Editor Malina Saval joins the Bagels for a deep dive into Jewish representation and how our names and...

Curious Times Episode 2: A Story of Loss, Love and the Search for Identity

Gabrielle Glaser talks about her new book, "Amer­i­can Baby: A Moth­er, a Child, and the Shad­ow His­to­ry of Adoption." Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen...

Leon Kass: Reading Exodus

Shmuel Rosner and Leon Kass discuss Kass's latest book: "Founding God’s Nation: Reading Exodus". Leon R. Kass, M.D., Ph.D., is the Addie Clark Harding Professor...

Curious Times Episode 1: Can Blacks and Jews Come Together to Fight Racism and Anti-Semitism?

One of the most fascinating chapters in the American Jewish story is the relationship between Jews and Blacks. It’s a complicated story, with many...

Holidays, “Happy Days,” Superheroes, Mayonnaise!

This week's title may sound like a verse from Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," but it's only because it's packed with weekly...

Pandemic Times Episode 121: Ten Important Things I learned During Pandemic

Personal reflections on the past year, and a surprise story for this week's Torah portion. How do we manage our lives during the coronavirus crisis?...

Nadav Eyal: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization

Shmuel Rosner and Nadav Eyal discuss Nadav's book, "Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization", out now in english. Nadav Eyal is one of Israel’s most well-known...

Pandemic Times Episode 120: Righteous Gentiles Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust

 New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a conversation with Stanlee Stahl of the Jewish Foundation for...

Inaugural Bagels

After some initial reflections on the Inauguration—in an episode recorded before Bernie Sanders became a coat-swaddled meme—the Bagels talk about Jewish rituals that mark...

Pandemic Times Episode 119: Elisha Wiesel on Spreading Goodness

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. The son of Elie Wiesel talks about his family's efforts to help the Ethiopian community in Israel. How...

Yedidia Z. Stern: A battle for the soul of Israel

For our 100th episode, host Shmuel Rosner chats with a special guest - JPPI's new president, Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern. They chat about the...

Pandemic Times Episode 118: Rabbi Steve Leder on Turning Fear Into a Gift

 New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. A conversation on Leder's new book, "The Beauty of What Remains." How do we manage our lives during...

Pandemic Times Episode 117: Can The Hebrew Letters Change Our Lives?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. Author and teacher Gilla Nissan on bringing the sacred into our everyday lives. How do we manage our...

Return of the Jodi: 365+ Movies with Jodi Berman Kustanovich

As a new year starts, the Bagels welcome back ultimate cinephile Jodi Berman Kustanovich (of bermanoscarblog.blogspot.com) for a report on the 365+ movies she...

Ksenia Svetlova: On high heels in the Middle East

Shmuel Rosner and Ksenia Svetlova discuss her book - On high heels in the Middle East, her unique experiences as a journalist and a...

Pandemic Times Episode 116: How Israel Moved So Fast on the Vaccine

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. Shaare Zedek President Jonathan Halevy discusses the COVID-19 vaccine miracle. How do we manage our lives during the...

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