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Pamela Paresky: What Does it Really Mean to be Free?

An expert on the human mind shares some fresh insights on modern traumas.

Simcha Rothman: How Israel became a legalocracy 

Shmuel Rosner and Simcha Rothman discuss Rothman's book: "The ruling party of Bagatz – How Israel became a legalocracy." Attorney Simcha Rothman is the legal...

Albare: Jazz musician and Israel activist

  Albert Dadon, also known as Albare, discusses two of his many passions.    

Andy Bachman: Spiritual leader for the next generation

  How do we secure the Jewish future in a changing America? Rabbi Bachman has some ideas.  

The Guy Who Plans to Buy 2.3% of The Planet

The fires this season in Australia have claimed the lives of 29 people to date. 15 million acres of woodland have burned in Australia....

Will You Be Our Bageltine?

In honor of the made-up Hallmark holiday of love, Erin and Esther talk Valentines, Galentines, Shabbat-o-grams and unrealistic romantic expectations (thanks, rom-coms!). We're also...

Boris Dolin: The secret war between Israel and the Soviet Union

Shmuel Rosner and Boris Dolin discuss Boris's new book - the "Suez wall"  which details the unknown history of Israel's war of attrition. Boris Dolin...

Gordon Chang: Will this be the Chinese Century?

China expert Gordon Chang on the Chinese desire to rule the world and its hidden weakness.    

2NJB Monthly Recap, Coronavirus, Brain Injuries in Iraq, 2NJB Post Bag and Much more!

What happened in Israel in the last month? 2NJB are here to summarize. RSS Subscribe

Avi Gil: Thoughts on Trump’s peace plan

Avi Gil and Shmuel Rosner discuss Trump's peace plan: the pros, the cons, and its possible implications. Ambassador Avi Gil Served as the Director General...

Ron Hasser: Is there anti-Semitism at UC Berkeley?

Professor argues that significant progress has been made for Jewish students on Berkeley campus Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Menachem Lazar: A pollster’s view on the upcoming Israeli elections

Shmuel Rosner and Menachem Lazar discuss voter turnout, interesting trends and what to pay attention to as we approach the Israeli elections. Menachem Lazar is...

May The Fandoms Be With You

"THEY WERE ON A BREAK!" But now Erin and Esther are back, talking fandoms, including "Star Wars," "The West Wing" & "Friends." Esther shares...

Episode 179: Young Israeli Climate Change Activist

The cover of Time. Many monumental figures of history have graced this much-coveted magazine cover: Albert Einstein, JFK, MLK, Pope John Paul II. This...

Karen Tal: Thriving on turmoil

A documentary on a refugee school she founded in Tel Aviv won an Academy award. That was just the beginning. Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Uri Keider: The fight for Israel’s freedom

Uri Keider and Shmuel Rosner discuss Israel Hofsheet's municipal freedom index. Uri Keidar is the Executive Director of Israel Hofsheet (Be Free Israel), the largest...

Episode 178: Tel Aviv’s New Kosher Bacon Cheeseburger

Sitting right across from the Cinematheque, Bodega is Tel Aviv’s newest, American-style burger joint. That’s where Todd Aarons and James Oppenheim serve kosher Philly...

We’d Like to Thank the Academy (and Make It More Diverse)

As the Oscars approach, Esther and Erin called in civilian expert and Oscar blogger Jodi Berman Kustanovich (bermanoscarblog.blogspot.com), to talk nominations, predictions, and Hollywood's...

Amos Gilad: Israel’s Military and Political Challenges

Amos Gilad and Shmuel Rosner discuss Israel's main geopolitical challenges. Major General Amos Gilad is the Executive Director of the Institute for Policy and Strategy...

Episode 177: The Haredi Rabbi Who Fights Pedophilia

The Hasidic Jewish community in Melbourne, Australia is an extremely closed community - they have no access to Radio or Television, boys and girls...

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner: Fighting Jew-Hatred Through the Courts

The founder of Shurat HaDin Israeli Law Center on using the legal system to combat Jew-hatred and terrorism. This episode is sponsored by the Simon...

New Year, Same Bagels

Welcome to 2020 (those zeroes are actually bagels named Esther and Erin)! Esther went to Disneyland and saw Star Wars; Erin went to the...

Meital Lehavi: Israel’s bussing revolution

Shmuel Rosner and Meital Lehavi discuss Tel Aviv's new Shabbat transportation lines and its implications on the Israeli status quo. Meital Lehavi serves as Deputy...

Brian Hook: Iran envoy discusses Soleimani crisis

President Trump's Special Representative for Iran weighs in on the thinking behind the Soleimani killing. Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Episode 176: Yemen— Where Middle Eastern Powers Clash

The Middle East is riddled with conflict. If you watch the mainstream media in the US, you might come to think that the main...

Episode 174: Is Israel a Socialist or Capitalist Country?

Israel was founded largely by a group of Russian Jews. Ben Gurion, Moshe Sharet, David Remez, the list goes on and on. They came...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Whatever

Deck the halls with lots of latkes! On this Hanukkah-filled (and yet slightly Star Wars-themed) episode, Esther and Erin talk decadent sufganiyot and Sephardic...

Episode 173: The Jewish Man Who Changed an Antisemite’s Mind On Twitter

This episode is sponsored by the new film The Song of Names, directed by Francois Girard and starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen. The...

Episode 172: Women of the Wall and Freedom of Religion in Israel

The Western Wall. The outer wall of the ancient temple in Jerusalem. The site to which millions of Jews in Israel and around the...

The Marvelous Mayhem of Mrs. Maisel

Maisel days are here again, and we'll be laughing until Passover! This week Esther and Erin discuss Season 3 of Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs....

Latest news

Rabbi Osher Yaakov Westheim, Renowned British Authority on Kosher Laws, Dies of Coronavirus

(JTA) — Rabbi Osher Yaakov Westheim was considered “a towering figure” in the United Kingdom city of Manchester and a world-respected authority on kosher...

ADL Report Details Iran’s Coronavirus Anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report on April 3 chronicling the Iranian government’s various anti-Semitic conspiracy theories surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). ADL Associate Director,...

This Pandemic is the Time to Preserve Your Family’s Stories

Everyone has a story. It is not only those who have experienced terrible suffering or accomplished something extraordinary. Wouldn’t we all love to have...

After 60 Years, Canada’s Leading Jewish Newspaper to Close Amid Coronavirus Crisis

MONTREAL (JTA) — Canada’s flagship national Jewish newspaper of record, the Canadian Jewish News, became a coronavirus casualty after it announced that its April...

Israel National Security Adviser Believes Coronavirus Infection Rate May Be ‘Slowing Down,’ Report Says

Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat reportedly said on April 2 that the country’s coronavirus infection rate is starting to decline. The Times of Israel...
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