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In the Spotlight: Idit Klein

May 1, 2023
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Executive director of Keshet, a non-profit dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive community for GLBTQ Jews, Idit Klein discusses her organization which has become a national leader in making the Jewish community more inclusive.

In the Spotlight: Naomi Seidman

April 17, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Naomi Seidman to discuss “Heretic in the House,” her podcast that explores how those who have left Orthodox communities see themselves, and what their journeys can reveal about belonging, otherness and more.

In the Spotlight: Daniel Matt

April 11, 2023
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Leading authority of Kabbalah and the Zohar Daniel Matt joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation, his book that blends scholarship with poetic imagination to tell the story of a beloved Jewish figure.

In the Spotlight: Judith Rosenbaum

March 23, 2023
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CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive Judith Rosenbaum describes the value and relevancy of her organization, which offers digital access to riveting tales of Jewish women who impacted medicine, politics, business, film, ritual, literature, and more.

In the Spotlight: Military Protests

March 20, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with three IDF reservists who are protesting the proposed changes to Israel’s judicial system

Rabbi and author Michael Strassfeld discusses Judaism Disrupted, his book that excavates the sources of Judaism that have been distorted over centuries and creates new practices drawn from contemporary spirituality and the Jewish mystical tradition.

International Hillel veteran Rabbi Charlie Schwartz and bestselling author Joshua Foer discuss Lehrhaus, the first-of-its kind Jewish tavern they’re launching that’s focused on Chevrutah learning, creative cocktails, and “the best kosher food in New England.”

In the Spotlight: Sara Luria

February 24, 2023
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Sara Luria, Rabbi and founder of several Jewish community organizations, discusses her new resource for Jewish spiritual leaders called Beloved, which supports rabbis trying to create new spaces to support, connect and inspire their communities.

In her book “Bad Jews,” Emily Tamkin examines the evolution of Jewishness throughout American history to make her case against the term “bad Jew,” which weaponizes members of the community against each other or themselves.

In the Spotlight: Jason Kander

January 25, 2023
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Political wunderkind and former army intelligence officer Jason Kander joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss Invisible Storm, his haunting second memoir that chronicles his struggles with PTSD from service in Afghanistan and the journey to hope and healing.