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By Beth Fertig
Friday, July 18, 2014
There's music from the expected places, like Brooklyn's Andy Statman, David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness, and some from very unexpected places. Hear Cuban-Jewish music from Roberto Rodriguez, and a DJ collaboration from Socalled, along with some Afrobeat-meets-Jewish Nigerian style arrangements of Jewish wordless songs of praise from Zion80.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sunday, December 01, 2013
A conversation between Rabbi Ismar Schorsch and host Larry Josephson about the history, rituals, foods and meaning of Hanukkah--and its importance to American Jews in our time. Cantors David Lefkowitz and Elisheva Dienstfrey sing the music of Hanukkah.
Friday, October 04, 2013
A new study from Pew found that American Jews have less identification to the religion than to the culture. Jane Eisner, editor of The Jewish Daily Forward, explains. Plus: Dave Weigel of Slate talks about the latest on the government shutdown as we take your calls on how it’s affecting your work or personal life. Then, Irwin Redlener of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, talks about how the next mayor could handle disasters; investigative reporters Tom Robbins and Jerry Capeci talk about their new book on the mob; and a discussion of what it’s like to communicate illness.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Chutzpah, glitch, klutz, schlep, and tchotchke are all Yiddish words that have entered into everyday usage. On this week’s Please Explain, we’ll find out all about the Yiddish language—where it comes from, how it’s influenced our culture, and its resurgence.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
The celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the start of the Jewish High Holy Days, begins on Wednesday at sundown. In synagogues all over the region rabbis will be delivering sermons that attract a large number of people, and some plan to bring up the Syrian crisis.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
It's less than a week until the New York primary. Democratic mayoral hopefuls Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio will take your questions. Plus: the latest on the debate in Congress over whether the U.S. military should strike Syria; the finalists in the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards; the global rise of anti-Semitism; and your calls on what you'd import to and export from NYC.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
New York has more foreign-born residents than any other city in the world: more than L.A. or Hong Kong, and two-and-a-half times as many as London. But in this latest episode of Micropolis, we consider what's lost when people of different cultures and belief systems try to co-exist. In other words, what's the downside of diversity?
Thursday, April 04, 2013
For this New Sounds, hear arrangements of Jewish wordless songs of praise from around the world. There’s Nigerian style Afrobeat, trancey jazz, Afro-cuban dance music, a DJ collaboration, and music from the Jewish people of Uganda. A Fela Kuti-style band, led by guitarist Jon Madof does up the prayers that Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to music, and takes as its name “Zion80,” a nod to Fela’s “Nigeria 70/Africa 70.”
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Airs Saturday, December 8 at noon on AM820 and 3pm on 93.9FM
A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.