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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...

One Movie Had ‘Soul,’ Another Lacked ‘Wonder’

If only Erin and Esther had a wishing stone so they could wish "Wonder Woman 1984" was a better movie... too many villains, plots...

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner: Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe

Shmuel Rosner and Ephraim Shoham-Steiner discuss Shoham-Steiner's latest book: Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe. Prof. Ephraim Shoham-Steiner is a historian specializing in Medieval Jewish...

Pandemic Times Episode 115: Jay Sanderson on the Jewish Future

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. The head of the Jewish Federation of Greater L.A. discusses how the Jewish communal world can rise...

Ohad Hemo: The future of the Palestinian’s struggle

Shmuel Rosner and Ohad Hemo discuss the views of the Palestinian people and their hope for the future. Ohad Hemo is the Palestinian Affairs Correspondent...

Pandemic Times Episode 114: Bone Marrow Donor Gives Man a New Life

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. Leukemia patient Michael Silberstein tells the story of the miracle that saved his life. How do we manage...

Hanukkah, Hamilton & a Happy New Year

In their year-end episode, the Bagels puzzle over advent calendars, debate the difference between diners and delis and muddle through the confusion over when...

Jeremy England: Every Life Is on Fire

Shmuel Rosner and Jeremy England discuss England's latest book: Every Life Is on Fire: How Thermodynamics Explains the Origins of Living Things. Jeremy England is...

Pandemic Times Episode 113: Can we still laugh when the stakes are so high?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. Reflections on the value of humor and levity. How do we manage our lives during the coronavirus crisis?...

Pandemic Times Episode 112: Is the Vaccine the Light at the End of the Tunnel?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. Personal reflections on the miracles and challenges ahead. How do we manage our lives during the coronavirus crisis?...

The Big Bagel Theory with Mayim Bialik

All of our Hanukkah dreams come true for this conversation with the prolific and brilliant Critics’ Choice Award winning actress, neuroscientist, author, mom and mogul-in-the-making Mayim...

Pandemic Times Episode 111: How Important is Self Love to Joy and Success?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. A conversation with Melody Godfred, the self-love philosopher, author and poet. How do we manage our lives during...

Avi Gil: An Insider’s Look on the Life of Shimon Peres

 Shmuel Rosner and Guest Avi Gil discuss Gil's latest book, Shimon Peres: An Insider’s Account of the Man and the Struggle for a New...

Pandemic Times Episode 110: Unpacking the Jewish Future with Noam Weissman

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. A conversation with educator Noam Weissman on some of the urgent and timeless issues in Jewish world. How...

We Wanna Be Where the Rachel Bloom People Are

It was bound to happen: a full episode devoted to one of our favorites, Rachel Bloom, and her new book, "I Want to Be...

Pandemic Times Episode 109: Can Creativity Change Our Lives?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. A conversation with Jill Gurr, founder of the non-profit Create Now. How do we manage our lives during the coronavirus...

Emmanuel Navon: A Diplomatic History of Israel

Shmuel Rosner and guest Emmanuel Navon chat about Navon's latest book: "The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel". Dr. Emmanuel Navon is...

Pandemic Times Episode 108: Conversation with Rabbi Steven Weil

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. The new CEO of FIDF weighs in on some of the hot issues of the day. How do...

David L. Graizbord: The New Zionists

Shmuel Rosner and David L. Graizbord discuss his new book, The New Zionists: Young American Jews, Jewish National Identity, and Israel. David Graizbord is an...

Pandemic Times Episode 107: Some deep reflections before Thanksgiving

New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. A conversation with Danielle Ames Spivak, CEO of American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic. How do we manage...

A Very Bagel Thanksgiving

Leading up to Thanksgiving, the Bagels are identifying what they're most grateful for: John Mulaney, the Jewish-adjacent comedian who recently played a Hillel event;...

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