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In Conversations On Mid-East Violence, NY Jews Struggle for Right Words

Friday, July 11, 2014

WNYC

Across dinner tables and in synagogues, many families have been reflecting on the cost to both sides. Some can't bring themselves to talk about it at all.

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Conducting Business

When Art and Sensitivity Clash: The 'Klinghoffer' Broadcast Cancellation

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Some have called the Met's decision to cancel broadcasts of the opera The Death of Klinghoffer sensible; others have said it showed a lack of courage of artistic convictions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jewish America Generational Divide

Friday, October 04, 2013

An edited version of this segment aired as part of a best-of Brian Lehrer Show on Friday, November 29, 2013. The original conversation aired live on October 4. 

A recent Pew survey of American Jews found that there’s less identification with the Jewish religion, even as cultural ties remain. Jane Eisner, the editor of The Jewish Daily Forward who suggested the survey, shares her thoughts on this finding.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Rise of Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Anti-Semitism explains why anti-Semitism is on the rise globally, the forces that aid it and what to do about it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jews and Booze

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Marni Davis examines the long and complicated relationship Jewish Americans had to alcohol during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the years of the national prohibition movement’s rise and fall. In Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition Davis shows that alcohol commerce played a crucial role in Jewish immigrant acculturation and the growth of Jewish communities in the United States.

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The Takeaway

A Religious War Inside Israel

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tensions between ultra-Orthodox Haredim and more secular Israelis have been growing over the past year. With strict codes in regards to clothing, observance of the Sabbath, and male-female interactions, this 1 million-strong segment of the population has become increasingly vocal about its displeasure with what it perceives as an insufficiently observant state. Specifically, the majority of this animosity has been focused on women.

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The Takeaway

Pope Exonerates Jews for Death of Christ

Thursday, March 03, 2011

In a new book, "Jesus of Nazareth: Part II," Pope Benedict exonerates the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ. But why has it taken thousands of years to absolve the Jewish community of this crime? And does this say something about the evolving relationship between Jews and Catholics? We talk with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He is also the author of "You Don't Have to be Wrong for Me to be Right."

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Studio 360

Klezmer in Krakow

Friday, October 10, 2008

Klezmer in Krakow

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