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In the Spotlight: Jason Kander

January 25, 2023
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Political wunderkind and former army intelligence officer Jason Kander joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss Invisible Storm, his haunting second memoir that chronicles his struggles with PTSD from service in Afghanistan and the journey to hope and healing.

In the Spotlight: Edward Feld

January 17, 2023
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Rabbi and author Edward Feld joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss The Book of Revolutions, his epic saga that presents the Torah as an emblem of pluralistic belief born of revolutionary moments that preserved spiritual realities and continue to speak to us today.

In the Spotlight: Ben M. Freeman

January 4, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by world-renowned educator Ben M. Freeman, who discusses his seminal manifesto of the modern Jewish Pride movement, Reclaiming our Story, which explores the long history of internalized Jew-hatred and inspires Jews to move from prejudice to pride.

In the Spotlight: Dahlia Lithwick

December 13, 2022
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Dahlia Lithwick, , discusses Lady Justice: Women, the Law and the Battle to save America, her book about women lawyers who came forward to fight the racism, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Administration.

In the Spotlight: Yair Rosenberg

December 2, 2022
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Yair Rosenberg, a writer covering politics, culture and religion for publications such as The Atlantic, Tablet and The New York Times, discusses his love of music and latest album release, Az Yashir: Songs for Shabbos, a collection of modern melodies for traditional Shabbat songs.

In the Spotlight: Mark Oppenheimer

November 29, 2022
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Mark Oppenheimer joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss his podcast, “Gatecrashers,” that tells the story of how Jews fought for acceptance at Ivy League schools, and how the experience shaped American higher education.

In the Spotlight: Rabbi Josh Feigelson

November 8, 2022
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Rabbi Josh Feigelson, President & CEO of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, who describes how we can find meaning and purpose and what a Jewish mindfulness practice can really look like.

In the Spotlight: Wayne Hoffman

November 1, 2022
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Wayne Hoffman, executive editor of Tablet magazine, discusses The End of Her: Racing Against Alzheimer’s to Solve a Murder, his memoir that sets out to find the truth behind the 1913 murder of his great-grandmother, in Winnipeg’s Jewish neighborhood.

In The Spotlight: Josh Lambert

October 20, 2022
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Was the idea of a Jewish “literary mafia” entirely an antisemitic slander, or in any way founded in the reality of the number and influence of Jews in publishing? Abigail Pogrebin sits with writer Josh Lambert to get at the truth.

In the Spotlight: Rabbis Spratt & Stanton

September 28, 2022
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Having taken an unadorned look at the landscape of Jewish life for their book Awakenings, Rabbis Benjamin Spratt & Joshua Stanton join Abigail Pogrebin to discuss what they see as the next chapter for Jewish legacy institutions and startups