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  • Cancellation and the Jewish Ethos of Disagreement

    At a time when differing perspectives can easily lead to the cancellation of an individual or group, what does Judaism teach us about how to handle significant disagreement? Guided by the wisdom of Jewish tradition, explore how we can approach forgiveness, and how we can heal the divisions rendin...

  • Women in Yiddish Literature

    Where are all the women in Yiddish literature? Anita Norich, well-known scholar and translator of Yiddish literature discusses the role of women writers in Yiddish: what and how they wrote, why we know more about their poetry than their novels, and why there has been a renewal of interest in them...

  • Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

    Casting a great shadow during his lifetime, David Ben-Gurion's legacy continues as one of the most important Zionist icons and the founder of modern Israel. As we prepare to celebrate Israel’s 75th anniversary of statehood, explore the story of Ben-Gurion's life anew with master historian Anita S...

  • From the Front Lines: Combating Antisemitism Today

    With antisemitic incidents on the rise and making headlines yet again, understand the latest wave and how the Anti-Defamation League is working to combat it. Scott Richman, Director of the ADL’s New York/New Jersey region, and Rabbi Neil Zuckerman discuss the origins of some of the recent antisem...

  • Back to the Polls: Breaking Down the Israeli Election

    As Israelis head back to the polls on November 1 for the fifth time in three years, David Halperin, CEO of Israel Policy Forum, will discuss with Rabbi Cosgrove, who the key players are, what to look out for in this round of voting, and what’s at stake.

    David A. Halperin is the chief executi...

  • Dialogue with Richard Haass

    Dr. Richard Haass will share his insights on current global issues and how we can better understand and relate to them. Dr. Haass is in his twentieth year as President of the Council on Foreign Relations, an institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and ...

  • The Merits (and Faults) of Meritocracy in America

    Merit, the recognition of excellence and skill, was historically the most important yardstick for American Jewish achievement in universities, employment, athletics, and more. These days, other values such as diversity and inclusion are increasingly playing a larger role. Is it time to rethink me...

  • Election Results: What's Next for Israel?

    As the results in the latest Israeli election are called and the majority parties attempt to form a new government, what does this mean for the future of Israeli politics and society? Times of Israel correspondent Jacob Magid and Rabbi Zuckerman discuss the wide-ranging impacts of this election b...

  • What, and Who, is a Jewish Writer?

    For many decades, American Jewish authors have tried to untangle their two identities, reckoning with both Jewishness and Americanness in their writing. Joshua Cohen and Nicole Krauss, two prominent younger novelists who have emphasized Jewish themes in their books, will discuss how these identit...