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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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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23 mins

In a bizarre twist of history, the humble chestnut played a big role in the ultimate creation of the State of Israel. To understand why, Noam Weissman examines the curious origins of the Balfour Declaration and asks why the 67-word letter from a British foreign minister continues to get people riled up more than 100 years after it was published.

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After over 70 years of existence, It’s impossible to imagine the Jewish State being located anywhere other than Israel. But in the early days of Zionism, there was a push to establish a homeland in a non-Promised Land in East Africa. This week, Noam Weissman gets to the heart of the Uganda Plan and discusses why the movement’s leaders felt they needed to come up with a solution — any solution — to combat the rampant antisemitism of the day.

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33 mins

Co-Founders of Jewish on Campus, Sophie Frieden and Francesca Fedorovsky join us to talk about their journeys with Judaism and religion. Join us as we discuss the connection between religion and ethnicity, and navigating a secular world that de-centers spirituality.

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24 mins

How is it possible that an espionage trial in France in the mid-1890s set into motion events that (tangentially) led to the rebirth of the State of Israel after 2,000 years? Noam Weissman demystifies the oft-repeated but often misunderstood story of the Dreyfus Affair. He also explains why this extraordinary — but also ordinary — example of antisemitism cuts to the heart of questions surrounding Jewish identity that are still being asked today.

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42 mins

In this introductory episode, Isaac and Julia dive into their heritage and family history to explain their unique lens. They talk about their journey into the Jewish activism world, and touch on the University of Delaware Chabad fire which left so many in the Jewish community in shock.

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