JJ STREAMING GUIDE
Jewish Journal wants to keep you educated and informed. At this time when most venues are closed, we offer our new Curated Streaming Guide to provide readers with easy access to Jewish interest educational opportunities around the world.
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Tuesday, September 21
Wednesday, September 22
Thursday, September 23
NAZI HUNTING: FROM JOHN DEMJANJUK TO RICHARD SPENCER
As former Director of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) at the U.S. Department of Justice and now as an official in its successor unit, Eli Rosenbaum has spent more than three decades identifying, denaturalizing, and deporting World War II Nazi war criminals—and exposing the hidden Nazi pasts of public figures such as former NASA rocket engineer Arthur Rudolph. As two members of the team behind Sines v. Kessler, leading litigator Karen Dunn and Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick are currently suing white nationalist Richard Spencer and other neo-Nazis in U.S. federal court. Their lawsuit is seeking to bankrupt and dismantle the hate groups that marched in Charlottesville, Virginia at the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally. Join the Museum of Jewish History, ADL NY/NJ, and Integrity First for America for a program exploring the successes, challenges, and consequences of Nazi-hunting past and present with Rosenbaum, Dunn, and Spitalnick. Sept 23, 11:00 am, PDT. $0-$10.00. https://mjhnyc.org/events/nazi-hunting-from-john-demjanjuk-to-richard-spencer/
HOLOCAUST MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD: THE EVOLUTION OF MEMORIALIZATION
Classrooms Without Borders presents a panel discussion led by Dr. Michael Berenbaum, a writer, lecturer, and teacher consulting in the conceptual development of museums and historical films. He is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University, where he is also a Professor of Jewish Studies. Tali Nates is the founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and chair of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation. Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, and James Young is Founding Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. Sept. 23, 11:00 am, PDT. Free.
THE ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL: ISRAELIS OR PALESTINIANS?
In the Middle East, minority groups find themselves in difficult situations. Israeli Arabs grapple with conflicting identity issues as well as often feeling that they are second class citizens. At the same time, they have experienced significant upward mobility in the last decades, particularly in the case of women. Paul Liptz, a social historian and CSP’s recent 19th Annual One Month Scholar in Residence, was on the Tel Aviv University faculty for 40 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Middle East and African History and the International School. Sept. 23, 12:30 pm, PDT. Free. https://mailchi.mp/68efb7796dbc/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5923274
Friday, September 24
Saturday, September 25
Sunday, September 26
SUKKOT HOLIDAY WITH RABBI JONTY BLACKMAN
Start the holiday off with inspiration from Classrooms Without Borders guide and scholar, Rabbi Jonty Blackman and Cantor Julie Newman. It is a fun-filled, fascinating journey into the myriad of ways that the Festival of Sukkot is celebrated in Israel – both today and in previous centuries. In the virtual experience, we move through various areas of Israel highlighting the different aspects of the Sukkot festival. This is an experience of celebration that begins in the here and now; then takes us back to ancient times; and eventually returns us to the modern-day State of Israel as we celebrate our ancient festival in a modern guise. Grab your Lulav and Etrog – or perhaps just take a seat in front of your screen(!) – and join Jonty virtually for the celebration! Virtual Israel Tours Series. Sept 26, 11:00 am, PDT. Free. https://classroomswithoutborders.org/holidays-with-jonty/
SEFARAD: A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE
Jewish tradition dates the genesis of Jewish presence on the Iberian Peninsula to the time of King Solomon, though active communal life in Iberia likely originated during the Roman Empire. Under Muslim rule, prosperous, flourishing, and well-integrated Jewish communities achieved a remarkable degree of success during the Golden Age when Spain became the epicenter of the Jewish world in Europe. However, in the Late Middle Ages, life markedly changed as increased persecution, discrimination, and forced conversions ensued due to political, cultural, and social developments. These actions culminated with the royal decree to expel Spanish Jewry en masse in 1492, which irrevocably changed the course of history and led to the creation of the Sefardic Diaspora as Iberian Jewry sought new worlds and havens for themselves and their descendants. Yet, more than five centuries later, the ancestral legacy of Sefarad lives on around the globe. Presented by Dr. Isaac Amon, an attorney and the Director of Research & Project Development at Jewish Heritage Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encapsulate and promote the story of Sefarad, a sweeping segment of Jewish and world history. Sept. 26, 10:00 am, PDT. Free. https://www.nli.org.il/en/visit/events/sefarad-a-journey-through-time-and-space
IN THE GREEN ROOM: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH LEGENDS OF ISRAELI MUSIC
Join CSP for a conversation between Robbie Gringras and Sha’anan Street, one
of the most influential and respected cultural voices in Israel today. The lead singer
and songwriter of Hadag Nachash, Israel’s most popular band, Sha’anan has
released 9 albums with the band, as well as 3 albums of his own. He is a screenplay
writer (“The Wonders”), a former columnist (Time Out Israel), a peace and social
activist and a lifelong Jerusalemite. HaDag Nachash have been recording music albums
for twenty years now, and their youthful energy, high quality musicianship,
left-leaning politics, chutzpah and tolerance continue to ring through all their work.
Each album has been as popular as the last, they have won best song, best album,
and best band of the year several times – and their concerts are filled now with three
generations of fans. When an artist continues to resonate with such a large proportion
of Israelis for so long, it is clear that their music can tell us much about Israel itself.
The songs of HaDag Nachash, whose lyrics are mostly written by Shaanan Streett,
make up the anthems of Israel’s key moments of the past two decades.
It is their genius that they were able to provide the uplift, dance, and choruses for
such difficult times as the 2nd Intifada, remembering the assassination of Rabin,
the Social Justice protests, and more. We will be visiting a selection of their songs,
that reveal the most about the Israel they write about and perform to. Sept. 26,
12:00 pm, PDT. Free.
Monday, September 27
Tuesday, September 28
WILDLAND: THE MAKING OF AMERICA’S FURY WITH EVAN OSNOS AND PETER OSNOS
In his latest book, Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury, Evan Osnos, a staff writer at The New Yorker, illuminates the forces that have led to the American breakdown. Evan will be in conversation with his father, journalist Peter Osnos and author of An Especially Good View: Watching History Happen. Sponsored by Moment Magazine. Sept. 28, 1:30 pm, PDT. Free. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7916321103057/WN_MnSD3ArNRDuBbGlCFSJUAA