Podcasts

We believe that the journey to self discovery is led by inquiry, and that’s why our podcasts ask big questions and dissect complex topics by unpacking all things Jewish.

S1
E14
38 mins

Fleur Hassan Nahoum is the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem. In this conversation, Fleur and Julia delve into the different heights feminism has taken Jewish women in Israel and throughout the diaspora.

S2
E7
29 mins

A tension between Israeli and diaspora Jewry has been obvious since the founding of the state. And nowhere was that more apparent than in the epic exchanges between philanthropist Jacob Blaustein and Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. In this episode, Noam shows how their debate both animated and clarified so much about the divide between Diaspora Jewish leadership and Israeli Jewish leadership – even today.

Unpacking Israeli History about German reparations: https://jewishunpacked.com/the-great-debate-around-german-reparations/

Unpacking Israeli History about Entebbe: https://jewishunpacked.com/operation-thunderbolt-the-raid-on-entebbe/

Unpacking Israeli History about Operation Solomon: https://jewishunpacked.com/ingathering-of-exiles-from-ethiopia-to-israel/

S1
E13
38 mins

Ashley Seruya is a therapist and advocate for mental health and body positivity. In this conversation, Julia and Ashlet delve into the complexities of intergenerational trauma, mental health, and gender roles in the Jewish community.

S2
E6
31 mins

The modern country of Israel is a country of immigrants, and many are Mizrahi, ie Jews from North Africa and the Middle East. They came, often running for their lives, from countries like Yemen, Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, and Syria, where they had lived — and often, been oppressed. In this episode, Noam confronts the difficult history of the Mizrahi integration into Israel, and the formation of the Panterim Shchorim movement that emerged from that painful period.

S1
E12
31 mins

Dani Goldblatt is a Kosher Barbecue chef and teacher of Jewish subjects. Her career centers around making the implicit relationship between food and Judaism explicit. In a field that has historically lacked both female and Jewish representation, Dani shows us the impact our work can have—on one family at a time.

S2
E5
28 mins

Begin and Ben Gurion had some epics battles, but one of the biggest ones happened in 1952, as these two Israeli giants battled about whether to take German reparations after the Holocaust. In this episode, Noam looks all the way back at this crazy story, and leaves us asking, who was right?

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