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JBS Highlights 1/9 - 1/15: , 92Y Ben-Gurion, Anti-Zionism, Rabbi Hirsch, JNS-Bramnick & Kontorovich

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92nd Street Y: David Ben-Gurion

Israeli author Anita Shapira discusses her biography about Zionist icon and founder of the modern state of Israel David Ben-Gurion, with The New Yorker’s David Remnick and Stanford professor Steven Zipperstein, in a program of the 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 10:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Wednesday - 1:00pm Friday - 2:00pm & 1:00am Saturday - 10:00pm

ADL Never Is Now: Anti-Zionism

Instances of anti-Zionist activism are dissected by panelists Lord John Mann (HM Government’s Advisor on Antisemitism), Sara Yael Hirschhorn (Israel Studies at Northwestern University) and Oren Jacobson (Project Shema), with Susan Heller Pinto (ADL) in a program of ADL’s “Never Is Now” Summit 2021. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 10:30am Saturday - 8:00pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch: Hold Me Up

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch takes cues from parasha Beshalach — where Moses raises his arms as the Israelites cross the Red Sea — to discuss the profound lesson that we can’t prevail over life’s challenges alone, rather we must do it together. Tuesday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:30am & 5:30pm Friday - 1:30pm Saturday - 4:00pm

Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim: Mario Bramnick

Ellie Cohanim speaks with Pastor Mario Bramnick (Latino Coalition for Israel) about the status and future of Latino support for Israel in the US and in Latin America, and why he believes it’s important for nations to uphold Judeo-Christian values. Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Friday - 10:00am

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Eugene Kontorovich

Legal scholar Eugene Kontorovich joins JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin to discuss the way international law is used to delegitimize Israel and Jewish rights in Jerusalem and the land of Israel, the legal status of settlements and more. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am

In The News: USC Antisemitism

USC alumna and social activist Emily Schrader discusses her alma mater's failure to respond to the antisemitic tweets from USC student senator for Diversity Equity and Inclusion. With Shahar Azani. Sunday - 5:30pm

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. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Joy Levitt

Joy Levitt, past Executive Director of the JCC Manhattan and former president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, discusses the nature of Jewish education for young people today and other issues confronting the future of American Jewry.
Sunday - 12:00 Noon & 6:00pm Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: 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. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 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. Tuesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 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. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: Marcus Sheff

CEO of the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education in Israel, Marcus Sheff discusses the way Jews and Israel are depicted in Palestinian Authority textbooks. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Herbert Cohen

Film critic and author Rabbi Herbert Cohen, who co-hosts a “Siskel and Ebert” type of film review show from Israel called "Kosher Movies," discusses his favorite films and their connections to values of the Jewish Tradition. Saturday - 6:00pm


Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet - 1

Learn your first three Hebrew letters and read the most important word in the practice of Judaism. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 2

The Hebrew letter "Tuf" is introduced on this second lesson of "From the Aleph-Bet" series 1, 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 by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 10:00am

Talmud Study: Capital Punishment

Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the Talmudic view of Capital Punishment and the strict restrictions on its application. Sunday - 9:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Abortion in Judaism

Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the Talmudic view of abortion and the way in which the definition of a fetus impacts Jewish Law. Sunday - 9:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm

Jewish 101: Original Sin

In the study of The Creation (Gen. 3), learn how classical Christianity interprets the Adam & Eve story, and how the couple’s eating of the forbidden fruit becomes the “Original Sin” and shapes western views of sexuality. Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Friday - 1:00pm



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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