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In the Spotlight: Elana Stein Hain

November 3, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin sits with Elana Stein Hain, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America to discuss how our texts and teachings help us in difficult times.

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York City, to discuss the dire need for the Jewish people to fight this tragic war, but to do so as Jews, guided by Jewish values.

In The Spotlight: Helen Schulman

October 20, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with bestselling author Helen Schulman about Lucky Dogs, her layered story of how trauma and self-preservation converge across decades and continents.

In the Spotlight: Lilith Magazine

October 18, 2023
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What does it mean to select beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking Jewish stories for a groundbreaking anthology with an unapologetically feminist lens? Abigail Pogrebin talks with the editors behind Lilith Magazine’s Frankly Feminist: Short Stories by Jewish Women.

In the Spotlight: Ilana Kaufman

October 11, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with Ilana Kaufman, CEO of the Jews of Color Initiative, a philanthropic fund dedicated to justice and racial equality in the Jewish community.

In the Spotlight: Rabbi Diana Fersko

September 27, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by the Senior Rabbi at the Village Temple in New York City, author of We Need to Talk About Antisemitism, an urgent call not to ignore or minimize the spike in antisemitism.

In the Spotlight: David Bernstein

September 8, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by David Bernstein, a veteran Jewish advocacy leader and self-described liberal who broke with the far left for reasons illuminated in his book, “Woke Antisemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews.”

In the Spotlight: Joseph Berger

September 6, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with veteran NYT reporter Joseph Berger about “Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence,” the first biography that is a deep and powerful dive into the life of the late Nobel Peace Laureate and esteemed sentinel of memory and responsibility.

In the Spotlight: David Wolpe

August 21, 2023
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After 26 years in the very-public pulpit of LA’s Sinai Temple, Rabbi David Wolpe speaks honestly with Abigail Pogrebin about his decision to retire, what he’s taking with him, and his message to American Jews in this moment of increasing antisemitism and divisions around Israel.

In the Spotlight: Elizabeth Benedict

August 7, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with writer Elizabeth Benedict who captures the fear, confusion, and courage when facing a sudden, serious illness in her memoir Rewriting Illness: A View of My Own.