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.

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E6
24 mins

Just a month after its establishment, the State of Israel was on the brink of civil war, with two of its greatest leaders — David Ben Gurion and Menachem Begin — facing off in the ultimate power struggle. Noam Weissman unpacks an event that continues to reverberate through Israeli society to this day. Join him as he asks how the Zionist dream nearly imploded and who deserves the credit for ending one of the biggest crises in Israeli history.

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E4
49 mins

Julia and Isaac are joined by Dr. Sheila Nazarian from the hit Netflix show “Skin Decision” to discuss the manifestation of Jewish identity in the workplace. Dr. Nazarian delves into her unique background growing up in the United States as a Jewish immigrant from Iran and contrasts her experience as a religious minority in both and Iran and the United States. As a famous TV personality and a Jewish activist, Dr. Nazarian explains how her relationship with Judaism manifests today in her life.

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E5
26 mins

No incident in Israeli history has been more hotly contested than that of April 9, 1948, in the small Arab village of Deir Yassin. Noam Weissman tries to uncover what really happened on that fateful day and asks why, with so many battles, so much war and so many disputes, this event will haunt Israel forever.

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E3
76 mins

Julia and Isaac sit down with Ofir Eden and Yonina Berman, two Israeli student activists, and have an honest dialogue about the misunderstandings between Diaspora Jews and Israeli Jews. Listen in as they touch on their daily experiences, politics, misconceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and more.

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E4
27 mins

If you’ve learned anything about the spread of Modern Hebrew, you probably heard that it’s all thanks to one man – Eliezer Ben Yehuda – that Israel’s national language is Hebrew and not Yiddish (or even German!). Not to spoil a good story with fact, but that’s not exactly how the rebirth of Hebrew went down. Far from being a crusade of one, it took an entire nation to revive a language that had been close to death for millennia.

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E2
57 mins

Julia and Isaac go into the history and nuances of Ashkenormativity in Israel and the US as they see it, as well as their experiences with this issue in their personal lives.

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