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In the Spotlight: Mark Oppenheimer

November 28, 2022
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Mark Oppenheimer joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss his podcast, “Gatecrashers,” that tells the story of how Jews fought for acceptance at Ivy League schools, and how the experience shaped American higher education.

In the Spotlight: Rabbi Josh Feigelson

November 8, 2022
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Rabbi Josh Feigelson, President & CEO of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, who describes how we can find meaning and purpose and what a Jewish mindfulness practice can really look like.

In the Spotlight: Wayne Hoffman

November 1, 2022
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Wayne Hoffman, executive editor of Tablet magazine, discusses The End of Her: Racing Against Alzheimer’s to Solve a Murder, his memoir that sets out to find the truth behind the 1913 murder of his great-grandmother, in Winnipeg’s Jewish neighborhood.

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

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.

In the Spotlight: Annie Polland

July 18, 2022
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Annie Polland, public historian, author, and President of the Tenement Museum in New York City, joins Abigail Pogrebin in conversation.

Acclaimed Canadian-Israeli author Matti Friedman joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai, his book that tells the little-known story of Cohen’s concert tour to the front lines of the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

In the Spotlight: David Harris

May 24, 2022
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As he prepares to leave a job he’s held for three decades, David Harris, CEO of AJC, sits with Abigail Pogrebin to discuss how much has been accomplished and what is more challenging than ever when it comes to American Jews and Israel.