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Friday, April 3, 2020

Two Nice Jewish Boys: Episode 123 – MLK Day Special, Prof. Ephraim Isaac, Peacemaker

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Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein
Two Nice Jewish Boys is a weekly podcast in English about life in Israel. Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein offer you a glimpse of Israel and some of the interesting people who live here. Naor Meninger is an independent filmmaker. He’s obsessed with Italy and runs the Israeli parmesan black-market. Eytan Weinstein is an interactive scriptwriter. He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and pronounces the word “drawer” funny.

Most American or European high school students know about the American Civil War, the Holocaust or even the French Revolution. Most don’t know about the 30 years of civil war that ravaged the horn of Africa in the latter part of the last century – conflicts that together claimed the lives of over a million Africans.

Much of these conflicts were an inner war within Ethiopia, but the greater conflict extended beyond.

In 1991, finally, peace came to the region much thanks to the ad hoc Peace committee founded by Prof. Ephraim Issac.

Prof. Issac’s accomplishments are too numerous to list and his life story too great to paraphrase but suffice it to say that he was the first African Studies professor in the United States at Harvard University and he had the privilege of meeting Martin Luther King Jr.

So without further ado, we are thrilled to be joined tonight by Prof. Ephraim Issac.

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