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JBS Highlights 1/16 - 1/22: Celebrating MLK, Comic Books, Hirsch-Freedom, Robert Siegel-Antisemitism, JNS-Wilf & Troy

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to

ADL “Never Is Now”: Comic Books

Comic book creator and arts educator Marcel Walker talks about the joy, power and responsibility of comic books, and teaches how to use this popular creative art form to fight antisemitism and hate and create social change. Monday - 8:00pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 11:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 10:30am Saturday - 5:00am & 7:00pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch: The Long Walk To Freedom

Rabbi Hirsch explores the notion of freedom, underscoring how emancipation is solidified not by the slave owner but rather by the people, who proclaim to one another a resolve to be free, and march forward to the Promised Land. Tuesday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Friday - 1:35pm Saturday - 4:00pm & 1:00am

Robert Siegel: Antisemitism

Robert Siegel tackles antisemitism’s resurgence with panelists Ira Forman (Georgetown University), Sharon Nazarian (ADL), James Carroll (Constantine’s Sword: The Church & The Jews) and Kenneth Stern (The Conflict Over The Conflict). A program of AFRMC. Wednesday - 8:00pm & 2:00am Thursday - 1:00pm
Saturday - 8:00pm

Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim: Einat Wilf

Former Israeli Parliament member and author, Einat Wilf discusses the thesis of her book The War of Return, about how Palestinian intransigence and national identity built on the ‘Right of Return’ is at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With former US Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism Ellie Cohanim. Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Friday - 10:00am

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Gil Troy

Historian and author Gil Troy joins JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin to talk about how toxic theories about the past are fueling antisemitism, ideas like critical race theory, and undermining Jewish identity and support for Israel. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am

In The News: Israel's Northern Border

While nuclear negotiations take place with Iran, Israel continues to fight against Iranian military presence in Syria. Sarit Zehavi, Founder and CEO of Alma Research & Education Center in Northern Israel, analyzes the current situation. With Shahar Azani Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

In The News: Remembering MLK

Susannah Heschel, Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and daughter of renowned rabbi and philosopher, Abraham Joshua Heschel, talks about her father's work in the Civil Rights Movement and his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Aryeh Green Part 1

Aryeh Green, author of My Israel Trail: Finding Peace In The Promised Land, a past policy advisor for Natan Sharansky and one who met with top Palestinians activists, analyses the failure of American Jewish leaders to build support for Israel.
Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon

Aryeh Green Part 2

In part two, Aryeh Green continues his discussion on the need for liberal Jews to be unwavering in their defense of Israel and dives into the story behind his book, My Israel Trail: Finding Peace In The Promised Land. Today (Sunday) - 6:00pm

Monday: Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Attorney, activist and founding director of Shurat HaDin- Israeli Law Center, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner explains how she uses the legal system to fight those who are financially involved in terrorism (banks) and to win compensation for victims. Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Clarence Jones

Clarence Jones, personal friend and lawyer of Martin Luther King, Jr. who helped create the “I Have A Dream” speech, reflects on the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Tuesday: Joshua Hammerman Part 1

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman (Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT) discusses the Jewish values embodied in the Yiddish word “mensch,” which he writes about in Mensch Marks: Life Lessons from a Human Rabbi. Tuesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Joshua Hammerman Part 2

Part two of a conversation with Rabbi Josh Hammerman about his book Mensch Marks: Life Lessons from a Human Rabbi. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Zsuzsa Fritz

Director of the Jewish Community Center in Budapest, Zsuzsa Fritz describes how she first learned she was a Jew at age 16 and discusses the resurgence of Jewish life in Hungary and the lack of populist antisemitism in Hungary. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm


From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 2

The Hebrew letter "Tuf" is introduced on this second lesson of a JBS original series designed for anyone of any age who wishes to learn and understand the Hebrew language. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website,
Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 3

Learn the letter "Bet" and how to read the most important word in the experience of Judaism. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 10:00am

Talmud Study: Ecology and Torah

A fascinating explanation of the Jewish view of “nature”— how nature is like looking into the mind of God — is presented on this edition of "Dimensions of the Daf," the original JBS series on Talmud study hosted by Rabbi Mordechai Becher. Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Let The Sun Shine In

Rabbi Mordechai Becher talks about how the Talmud encourages us to enjoy life and the world. Today (Sunday) - 9:35am Monday - 4:35am Tuesday - 9:35am & 5:35pm Thursday - 7:00pm

Jewish 101: Pharaoh

The Jewish Tradition's reading of the Exodus story offers the rabbis' view of what it means to be a "Jew" and reveals much about the Jewish understanding of God. An ongoing JBS series with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 10:30am Friday - 4:30am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Moral Compass - Jonathan Sacks z”l

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l discusses his feeling that people need to find meaning in life, the pendulum has swung too far toward secularism, and an over-emphasis on technology. In conversation with David Brooks of the NY Times at the 92Y in NY. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 10:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Wednesday - 1:00pm Friday - 2:00pm Saturday - 10:00pm



**REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am""

**ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm""



ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

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