Singer/songwriter/actress Shelley Fisher, known as “The Hebrew Hillbilly”, discusses growing up Jewish in the heart of the Mississippi Delta , her love of Jewishness, and how her Jewish heritage has influenced her career.

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Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman reflects on his Jewish background, his political heroes and his lifelong career in American politics.

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A preview of the L’Chayim July 10, 9pm premiere with the cast of the hit Israeli series Shtisel. Michael Aloni , Dov Glickman and Neta Riskin speak about their Jewish backgrounds and how playing Chasidic Jews may have changed their Jewish identities.

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Historian and psychiatrist Kenneth Levin suggests why some American Jews are anti-Israel as a means of feeling more comfortable and accepted in a non-Jewish society, similar to the pattern described in his book The Oslo Syndrome. With Mark S. Golub.

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Nancy Spielberg describes growing up Jewish in Phoenix with her brother Steven and about her film “Who Will Write Our History” documenting the Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of Warsaw Ghetto Jews who documented Nazi atrocities. With Mark S. Golub.

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Robin Kanarek, who lost her teenage son David to cancer, describes how she has been able to continue to embrace life and why she feels the development of palliative care is so essential for patients of all ages. With Rabbi Mark S. Golub.

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On this episode of L’Chayim, meet Yityish Titi Aynaw, Miss Israel 2013. Titi Aynaw discusses her journey from her hometown in Ethiopia to aliyah to Israel, to serving in the IDF, to becoming the first Ethiopian Miss Israel in 2013. With Mark S. Golub.

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Ryan Hyman explains the life-saving work being done by Israel’s Ezer Mizion, which has the world’s largest Jewish Bone Marrow Donor Registry with nearly a million registrants who have facilitated some 3,000 stem cell transplants. With Mark S. Golub.

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Cabaret star Julie Budd, who began her career at age 12 in the Catskills, discusses her Jewish identity and her feelings for Israel. She also discusses her perspective as a successful performer and her relationship to Frank Sinatra. With Mark S. Golub.

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Tal Keinan, Israeli financier, former IDF fighter pilot and author of God Is In The Crowd, explains why he sees American Jewry on the decline and in danger of “dying in its sleep.” L’Chayim with Mark S. Golub.

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