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Too Much to Talk About– Including Curb

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! In this new episode of "Conversations with Shanni," David and Shanni can't decide...

Eliezer Tauber: The Massacre That Never Was

Shmuel Rosner and Eliezer Tauber discuss his book: "The Massacre That Never Was: The Myth of Deir Yassin and the Creation of the Palestinian...

Thanksgiving, Curb, Hanukkah and the Madness of Life

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms! In this new episode of "Conversations with Shanni," Boomer Dad and Millennial daughter...

Yossi Shain: The Israeli Century

Shmuel Rosner and Yossi Shain discuss his controversial new book: "The Israeli Century: How the Zionist Revolution Changed History and Reinvented Judaism" . Yossi Shain...

The Obsession with ‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Curb’– Unpacked

Listen to the full episode on any of your favorite podcast platforms!   In the second episode of "Conversations with Shanni," we explore why certain shows...

Are Sweat Pants the Biggest Threat to the Jewish Future?

 A Boomer and a Millennial go at it-- and sparks fly. In the kickoff episode of Season 4 of the David Suissa Podcast, titled "Conversations with...

Maya Sarfaty: Love It Was Not

Shmuel Rosner and Maya Sarfaty discuss her new film "love it was not", out now in select cinemas. In this astonishing but true story, a...

Mark Oppenheimer: Squirrel Hill

Shmuel Rosner and Mark Oppenheimer discuss his book - "Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood." Mark Oppenheimer...

Peter Fritzsche: Hitler’s First Hundred Days

Shmuel Rosner and Peter Fritzsche discuss his book: "Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich." Follow Shmuel Rosner on Twitter.

David Sorkin: Jewish Emancipation

Shmuel Rosner and David Sorkin discuss his book: "Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries." Follow Shmuel Rosner on Twitter.

James Traub: On Judah Benjamin

Shmuel Rosner and James Traub discuss his book: "Judah Benjamin: Counselor to the Confederacy (Jewish Lives)." James Traub (born 1954) is an American journalist. He is...

Sarah Stroumsa: Maimonides in His World

Shmuel Rosner and Sarah Stroumsa discuss her book, Maimonides in His World: Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient...

Andrew Pessin: Nevergreen

Shmuel Rosner and Guest Andrew Pessin discuss campus cancel culture and his latest book: "Nevergreen", now out on amazon. Andrew Pessin is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College and...

Donald M. Lewis: A Short History of Christian Zionism

Shmuel Rosner and Donald M.Lewis discuss his book: "A Short History of Christian Zionism: From the Reformation to the Twenty-First Century" (available to purchase...

Rabbi Joseph Meszler: A Special Rosh Hashana Episode

Shmuel Rosner and Rabbi Joseph Meszler discuss his book: "Readings from Tractate Rosh HaShanah in the Babylonian Talmud: A Personal Journey through the Holiday." Rabbi Joseph...

Curious Times Episode 42: The Changing World of Senior Care

A conversation with Dale Surowitz, CEO and President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Shaul Magid: Inside the life on Meir Kahane

Shmuel Rosner and Shaul Magid discuss Magid's latest book: "Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical Hardcover." Shaul Magid is...

Uri Zvi Shachar: A Pious Belligerence

Shmuel Rosner and Uri Zvi Shachar discuss his latest book: A Pious Belligerence Dialogical Warfare and the Rhetoric of Righteousness in the Crusading Near East...

Andrew Porwancher: The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton

Shmuel Rosner and Andrew Porwancher discuss his book: "The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton" (available to pre order). Andrew Porwancher is a Wick Carey associate...

Curious Times Episode 41: Why Are Jews So Charitable?

Fresh insights on the weekly Torah portion by Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz and Matthew Schultz. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Curious Times Episode 40: Why Can’t We Talk About Death?

A conversation with Kimber Sax of Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries on life's most difficult subject. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David...

Joel Kotkin: Why American Jews Are Looking to Israel

Shmuel Rosner and Joel Kotkin discuss Kotkin's latest article for Tablet magazine, his book and more. Joel Kotkin is the presidential fellow in urban futures at...

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...

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