JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses his definitions of “Jew Hatred” versus “Antisemitism,” and how the recent dustups with celebrities in hot water figure into this continuum. Ep. 270

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the ramifications of elections and the meaning of “stable” democracy; there are always winners and losers, and everyone gets a chance to be each. Ep. 269

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern breaks down the results of Israel’s latest election, and analyzes why Israel has sent Benjamin Netanyahu, with all of his attributes and drawbacks, back to power. Ep. 268

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern shares his political observations while dwelling amongst working-class New Yorkers during his recent extended stay at a busy Manhattan hospital. He also discusses how Iranian drones in Russia’s hands are a game-changer in Ukraine and how Israel has a special tool to neutralize the threat posed by these airborne menaces. Ep. […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the ongoing war in Ukraine, describing the sham “referendums” on whether or not the annexed regions want to join Mother Russia, as well as the balancing act that Israel had to do to condemn the invasion while not upsetting Russia. Ep. 266

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the recent comments by Kanye West regarding Jews and asks if they are antisemitic—on this episode of “Thinking Out Loud” on JBS. Ep. 265

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern examines the lingering significance of the Abraham Accords and the unique circumstances that allowed for them to be ratified in the first place, and dissects an op-ed by Ben-Dror Yemini excoriating the U.S. government’s hypocritical stance on civilian casualties vis-à-vis their recent criticism of Israel, in light of their own abysmal […]

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern returns to the perennial hot-button Iran nuclear issue, and this time analyzes how the expectations of Israel, Iran, and the world have changed significantly in the past seven years since the original “nuke deal” was signed in 2015

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern offers a “survival guide” of practical advice for how to get through- and possibly even enjoy- the upcoming High Holy Days, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. He also shares some of his own personal favorite songs and rituals from the holidays. Ep. 263

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JBS journalist Micah Halpern offers a detailed history of the First Zionist Congress, which was convened by Theodor Herzl in Basel, Switzerland in 1897, on the occasion of its 125th anniversary. He also delivers a stinging critique of irresponsible media and political personalities who label their opponents as “Nazis” in order to score political points. […]

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