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JBS Highlights 1/26-Mar 4: Israeli Legal Reforms, In the Spotlight-Lehrhaus, “The Book of Names,” Yehuda Kurtzer-The Zionist Idea

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Srugim: The Pond Corner Episode 3

The plots thickens and boundaries are tested as Hodaya meets a handsome stranger, Yifat finds a way to confess her feelings for Nati, and Amir needs a huge favor from Reut in an episode entitled The Pond Corner. Monday- 7:00pm Tuesday - 2:00am & 10:00am Wednesday - 5:00am Thursday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:00am Saturday - 10:00pm

In the Spotlight: Schwartz & Foer (Lehrhaus)

International Hillel veteran Rabbi Charlie Schwartz and bestselling author Joshua Foer discuss Lehrhaus, the first-of-its kind Jewish tavern they’re launching that’s focused on Chevrutah learning, creative cocktails, and “the best kosher food in New England.”
Monday - 8:00pm Tuesday - 1:30am & 11:00am Wednesday - 4:00am Thursday - 1:00pm Saturday - 4:00pm

The Yad Vashem “Book of Names” Exhibit

United Nations officials together with Dani Dayan, the Chair of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, join in the opening event for Yad Vashem’s “The Book of Names of Holocaust Victims” exhibition, on display now in the UN Headquarters. Tuesday- 7:30pm Wednesday - 2:00am Thursday - 2:30am Friday - 11:00am

Understanding Israeli Judicial Reforms

Israeli MK Simcha Rothman (Religious Zionism party) and Yaniv Roznai (Harry Radzyner Law School) debate the controversial judicial reforms advanced by the new government in Israel, with moderator Shmuel Rosner (Jewish Journal). Tuesday- 8:00pm Wednesday - 1:00am & 1:00pm Thursday 2:00am Friday - 2:00pm Saturday - 7:30pm

Yehuda Kurtzer: The Zionist Idea

Addressing the question ‘why Israel,’ Yehuda Kurtzer (President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America) discusses how “the Zionist idea” is not about statehood or culture alone but rather the audacious act of the Jewish people to dream about its future and then to commit itself to getting closer to that reality. Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 1:00am & 10:00am Saturday - 8:30pm

In The News: Israel Judicial Reforms

The Times of Israel's senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur weighs in on the judicial overhaul planned by Israel's government, the mass protests against it and the current political situation in the country as a whole. With Shahar Azani Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Abrahamic Family House

Rabbi Elie Abadie, Senior Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates discusses the significance of the opening of this first-of-its-kind complex which houses a mosque, a church and a synagogue , its message of tolerance and what it means for the Jewish community in the Gulf and the region as a whole. With Teisha Bader. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Earthquake Zones

Israel and Turkey are in an earthquake zone. Dauntingly, there is a 3000-year history of earthquakes in the region. The Bible describes them and Romans describe them. Everyone who lives there knows that there are devastating earthquakes. So they must build structures and homes that are quake-proof. Not to do so is political malpractice. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: David Bernstein

Jonathan Tobin speaks with law professor and author David Bernstein who argues that racial division in this country is actually perpetuated by critical race theorists and the vast number of people who benefit from efforts to make divisions permanent. Thursday - 8:00pm Friday - 1:00am & 10:00am Saturday - 4:30am

Good Week Israel: Technology, Martial Arts & Wine

ILTV sits down with key figures discussing the future of metaverse and technology; Israel has its first mixed martial arts champion who is a tough 19-year-old woman;and a taste of the holy land’s finest export with ILTV’s wine of the week. Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm


Mordechai Kedar - Part 1

Mordechai Kedar, a leading scholar on Arab culture (Bar Ilan University), addresses the profound misconceptions Americans have about the structure and mentality of the Palestinian world and offers an alternative peace plan. Sunday - 12:00 Noon

Mordechai Kedar - Part 2

Mordechai Kedar explains why the Arab world needs to recognize Israel as a Jewish State and why the issue of Palestinian refugees reflects an anti-Israel bias. Sunday 6:00pm

Yityish Aynaw - Miss Israel

Yityish “Titi” Aynaw discusses the journey from her hometown in Ethiopia to Aliyah to Israel, to serving in the IDF, to becoming the first Ethiopian Miss Israel in 2013. Monday - 3:00pm

Francis Bok - Slave Trade Survivor

Francis Bok, kidnapped at the age of 7 in Sudan and held as a slave for ten years, shares the details of his harrowing story and describes his fight together with Charles Jacobs against black-on-black slavery in the Muslim world. Monday - 8:30pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Jeffrey S. Gurock - Jews of Harlem

Jeffrey S. Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University discusses the evolution of the Jewish community of Harlem, New York – and the revival of Jewish in life in Harlem today. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight
Wednesday - 3:00pm

Shai Held - Part 1

Shai Held, Founding President, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought of Hadar Institute, discusses growing up with Survivor Zionist parents and how his upbringing shaped his life and Jewish journey.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Shai Held - Part 2

Shai Held talks theology, his understanding of God and his approach to teaching the Jewish Tradition in part two. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

Jewish 101: Moses

Moses' early life, including his speech impediment and his marriage to Zipporah in Midian, is part of this week's study of the Exodus story which reveals the Jewish Tradition's notion of God and what it means to be a Jew. Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am Friday - 1:00pm

Talmud Study: Don't Add or Subtract

The importance of following (and accepting) rabbinic authority in matters of Jewish Law is explained by Rabbi Mordechai Becher. Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday- 7:00pm

Talmud Study: "Privacy" in Jewish Law

A discussion of how Jewish law handles the issues of privacy and confidentiality. Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm



REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Closed Captioned 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

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


REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Closed Captioned 9:30am & 1:00pm

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

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