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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

In the Spotlight: Rabbi Joanna Samuels

August 24, 2022
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The new CEO of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Rabbi Joanna Samuels, describes what it was like taking the reins of a major New York Jewish institution in the middle of a pandemic, when she joins Abigail Pogrebin for her first in-depth conversation.

In the Spotlight: Pirkei Avot

August 1, 2022
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Jewish ethics suddenly feel clear and contemporary in the hands of Joseph Rosenstein, who shares with Abigail Pogrebin how he spent the pandemic unpacking the ancient rabbinic texts of Ethics of the Fathers for his new book, Reflections on Pirkei Avot.

Rabbi Justin Pines joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss a new Yom Hashoah ritual known as the Hitkansut , an experiential ceremony to memorialize the Holocaust, as fewer survivors are able to tell their stories.

In The Spotlight: Jewish Musicians

April 15, 2022
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Jewish musicians Elana Arian, Joey Weisenberg and Noah Aronson discuss their work and the links between music, prayer and worship, with Abigail Pogrebin from the JBS Studios in Times Square.

In the Spotlight: Stuart Weitzman

April 8, 2022
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Legendary shoe impresario Stuart Weitzman talks about the Jewish museum he saved, why his designs were groundbreaking, and how Aretha Franklin changed his business, with Abigail Pogrebin from the JBS Studios in Times Square.

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Rabba Sarah Hurwitz, Rabbanit Devorah Zlochower and Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib Smokler, three leaders of Maharat, the revolutionary Orthodox institution offering education for women seeking leadership roles in their communities.

In the Spotlight: Amir Avivi

March 7, 2022
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Amir Avivi discusses Israeli security and his work with Israel’s Defense and Security Forum, the organization he founded to serve as a non-partisan bridge between Israeli military expertise and Washington policymakers with Shahar Azani

Danny Kahn, Chair of Natan Worldwide Disaster Relief, joins Shahar Azani on this episode of the new JBS original series In the Spotlight.