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The Takeaway

New Film Chronicles Fight to Reclaim Stolen Nazi Art

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Woman in Gold," which stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a Klimt painting stolen by the Nazis, and of the legal battle to get the painting back.

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Schoolbook

Orthodox Jewish Group Presses for More Half Day Pre-K Seats

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With only so many hours in a day, some orthodox groups want more half-day pre-kindergarten seats so they have enough time to offer religious instruction as well. 
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WNYC News

Hate Crimes Up Heading Into Jewish High Holy Days

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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With continued unrest in the Middle East, the NYPD is beefing up security in advance of the Jewish High Holy Days and the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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New Sounds

Global Jewish Music

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.

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WNYC News

NY Community Mourns Deaths of Israeli Students

Monday, June 30, 2014

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About 200 people marched to the United Nations from the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan to mourn the deaths of three Israeli students.

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WNYC News

Christie Talks Foreign Policy At Adelson Gala

Sunday, May 18, 2014

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The governor addressed a Jewish awards gala co-hosted by Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

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On Being

Lawrence Kushner — Kabbalah and the Inner Life of God

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Lawrence Kushner with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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WNYC News

Ex-Cop Accused of Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The alleged vandal was caught on a security camera.

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Specials

A Great Miracle Happened There

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.

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New Tech City

The Rabbi Who Codes

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Want to transform into a reporter for the Jewish Times Gazette circa 1909? There's an app for that. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

American Jews; Mayors in a Disaster; Mob Boss; Shutdown Day 4

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.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Yiddish

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.

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WNYC News

Addressing the Syrian Crisis in High Holy Day Sermons

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill de Blasio; Bill Thompson; Debate Over Syria; Libraries; Anti-Semitism

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.

Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Hasidic Supermarkets and the Virtues of Insularity

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?

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New Sounds

Global Jewish Music

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.”

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Bronfman Haggadah

Monday, March 25, 2013

Philanthropist and Jewish leader Edgar Bronfman and illustrator Jan Aronson talk to Leonard Lopate about The Bronfman Haggadah, their new illustrated contemporary Haggadah for the Passover Seder.

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Strangers

Alec Ledd, Moby: A.K.A.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Moby shares moments with strangers, Alec Ledd goes Jewish for Barbara Streisand. - Get the full story here.

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Specials

Hanukkah Lights 2012

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.

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