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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...

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...

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