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In the Spotlight: Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin

February 8, 2024
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by rabbi and author Jeffrey Salkin to discuss “Tikkun Ha’am/Repairing Our People: Israel and the Crisis of Liberal Judaism,” his book that invites readers to think deeply about the contemporary world and how Judaism has a stake in our political, religious, and cultural battles.

In the Spotlight: Dan Senor

January 29, 2024
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Columnist, political adviser, podcast host, and Start-up Nation author, Dan Senor joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss his book The Genius of Israel.

In the Spotlight: Rabbi Sharon Brous

January 18, 2024
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Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder and senior rabbi of LA’s IKAR community and a leading voice at the intersection of faith and justice, sits with Abigail Pogrebin to discuss her first book, The Amen Effect, about the power of community and showing up for each other.

In the Spotlight: Mitch Albom

January 8, 2024
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Bestselling author Mitch Albom joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss “The Little Liar,” his novel of hope and forgiveness that tracks how the intertwined lives of three young survivors are forever changed by the perils of deception and grace of redemption.

In the Spotlight: Adam Mansbach

December 25, 2023
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Author Adam Mansbach discusses The Golem of Brooklyn, a romp through Jewish history and the American present that wrestles with deep questions of our humanity — the conflicts between faith and skepticism, tribalism and interdependence, vengeance and healing.

Abigail Pogrebin speaks with Samuel G. Freedman about Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights, his book that celebrates one of the overlooked landmarks of civil rights history through an exploration of the life and enduring legacy of Humphrey.

In the Spotlight: Rabbi Rachel Isaacs

December 4, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with Rachel Isaacs, a Maine-based rabbi who made history as the first openly lesbian rabbi ordained by JTS, and who founded of a groundbreaking institution committed to supporting small town and rural Jewish communities.

Abigail Pogrebin speaks with the owner of a cinema chain that began as a Jewish family business in pre-war Europe, and with the filmmaker who brought the story of family resilience and the future of cinema to life in the doc “Only in Theaters”

Abigail Pogrebin speaks with the owner of a cinema chain that began as a Jewish family business in pre-war Europe, and with the filmmaker who brought the story of family resilience and the future of cinema to life in the doc “Only in Theaters”

At this most charged time for students on college campuses, Abigail Pogrebin speaks with Hillel directors Uri Cohen , Jenna Citron Schwab and Michael Simon .