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JBS Highlights 2/19-2/25: Presidents Day; In the Spotlight-Beloved, Cinematheque-Filmmakers of the Prosecution, MirYam Institute-General Amir, Black History Month

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In the Spotlight: Sara Luria

Sara Luria, Rabbi and founder of several Jewish community organizations, discusses her new resource for Jewish spiritual leaders called Beloved, which supports rabbis trying to create new spaces to support, connect and inspire their communities. Monday - 8:00pm Tuesday - 2:00am & 11:00am Thursday - 2:30pm Friday - 4:00am Saturday - 8:00pm

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque - Sandra Schulberg (Filmmakers for the Prosecution)

Eric is joined by Sandra Schulberg, producer of Filmmakers for the Prosecution, a documentary adapted from Schulberg’s eponymous monograph which retraces the hunt for film evidence that could convict the Nazis at the Nuremberg Trial. Monday - 8:30pm Tuesday - 2:30am Wednesday - 2:30pm Thursday - 5:30am Saturday - 8:30pm

Rabbi Hirsch: When Hope and History Rhyme

Rabbi Hirsch reminds his congregation that ever since the splitting of the Red Sea all forms of enslavement, subjugation and repression have been not only crimes against humanity but against God himself. Tuesday - 7:00pm Wednesday - 2:30am & 2:00pm Thursday 5:00am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

Benjamin Anthony with General Tamir

From the JBS Studios, MirYam Institute Co-Founder Benjamin Anthony speaks with General Moshe “Chiko” Tamir, Former IDF commander of the Golani Brigade and the IDF Gaza Division. Tuesday- 8:00pm Wednesday - 1:00am & 1:00pm Thursday 2:00am Friday - 2:00am Saturday - 7:00pm

Srugim: Episode 2 Sippuri Savtah (Grandmother's Stories)

In an episode of misinterpretations in the name of love, Nati seeks refuge from bachelorhood at Yifat's place, Hodaya faces a religious crisis, and Amir reads into Reut's request that he fix her bed. Tuesday- 7:30pm Wednesday - 2:00am Thursday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:30am Saturday - 4:30pm

In The News: You People

A new Netflix movie exploring Jewish-Black relations has some people claiming it reinforces antisemitic tropes, with others saying relax, it's a comedy! Journalists Malina Saval (Tablet) and David Suissa (Jewish Journal) weigh in. With Teisha Bader. Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Judicial Overhaul in Israel

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. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Purim : Micah Halpern discusses some of the communities that experience their own ‘private Purims,’ looking at the commemorations and traditions of those who celebrate victory over those who plotted destruction. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: The Netanyahu Government

Jonathan Tobin speaks with journalist Tom Gross about what Gross feels is biased coverage of Israel, and how the “hysteria of the left” over Netanyahu’s supposed threats to democracy can do real damage to the effort to defend the Jewish state abroad. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 10:00am Saturday - 4:30am

Good Week Israel

Tel Aviv university researchers give robots the ability to smell, Meyers Leonard returns to basketball after two years suspension and Israeli Foreign Ministry looks to a world-renowned football superstar – to promote peace. Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Itamar Marcus

Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch, an Israel-based NGO and media watchdog group, speaks to whether there is a "moderate" Palestinian leadership with which Israel can make peace.
Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, former President of the University of Haifa, professor of philosophy and author of Love Online, sits to discuss the psychology of love. Today (Sunday) 6:00pm

Yossi Prager - Abraham Lincoln

Yossi Prager, Avi Chai Foundation Executive Director for North America, reviews the enduring legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, and discusses the Jewish Tradition's notion of God's role in human events. Monday - 3:00pm Monday – Midnight

Jerome Chanes - JFK and Israel

Jerome Chanes, senior research fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at CUNY's Gradate Center, discusses the positive impact President Kennedy had on U.S.-Israeli relations. Monday - 9:00pm Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

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

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

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


The Exodus

What it means to be a "Jew" (according to the Jewish tradition), and Jewish sensitivity to the pain of one's enemies are explored through the Exodus story with rabbinic commentary of the midrash. Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am Friday - 1:00pm

Talmud Study: Temple Treasures

"Eight Blessings One Wedding," on the theme of marriage as found in Talmud tractates Kesuvos 7 and 8 Sunday - 9:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Genetic Screening

The Jewish obligation to use the benefits of modern medicine is explained. Sunday - 9:30am Tuesday - 9:35am & 5:35pm Wednesday- 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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