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JBS Highlights 3/12 - 3//18: Israel’s Judicial Reforms, The Future of Judaism and Judaism Disrupted, Ukraine War, Jewish Women

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Jerusalem Press Club: Compromise Is Essential

Roy Schondorf, Israel’s former Deputy Attorney General for international legal issues and senior research fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, unpacks the full implications of the reforms and stresses Israel's strength of democracy and the need for compromise. Sunday - 7:30p Monday - 2:30am and 10am Wednesday - 2:30pm Friday - 11:00am

In the Spotlight: Military Protests

Abigail Pogrebin speaks with three IDF soldiers — both reserve and active — who are protesting the proposed changes to Israel’s judicial system. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

In the Spotlight: Rabbi Michael Strassfeld (Judaism Disrupted)

Rabbi and author Michael Strassfeld discusses Judaism Disrupted, his book that excavates the sources of Judaism that have been distorted over centuries and creates new practices drawn from contemporary spirituality and the Jewish mystical tradition. Monday - 8:00pm Tuesday - 1:00am & 11:00am Friday - 2:00pm

Rabbi Artson: The Future of Judaism

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson (Dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies) speaks about the future of Judaism and sits with Rabbi Nicole Guzik (Sinai Temple) for discussion, during a lecture series from Sinai Temple. Tuesday- 7:30pm Wednesday - 1:10am & 1:00pm Saturday - 7:30pm

Robert Siegel: How will the Ukrainian War End?

Robert Siegel is joined by David Ignatius (Columnist and Associate Editor, Washington Post), Kori Schake (Director, Foreign & Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute), Amb. William B. Taylor (Vice President, Europe & Russia, U.S. Institute of Peace) for discussion. Wednesday - 8:00pm Thursday - 2:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

Srugim: “Divorced and Abandoned” Ep. 5

Dating starts to get really confusing when Amir asks out Reut's younger sister, and Nati hijacks Amir's internet dating profile and gets into a pickle. Monday - 7:00pm Tuesday - 2:00am & 10:00am Wednesday - 5:00am Thursday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:00am Saturday - 10:00pm


In The News: Ukraine, One Year Later

Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, Rabbi Moshe Azman, speaks to Teisha Bader during a quick trip to Washington to meet with members of Congress and Jewish leaders, to raise awareness about the urgent humanitarian needs of the people of Ukraine and the Jewish community, as the country marks one year since the Russian assault. Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Relations with India

Jason Isaacson, chief policy and public affairs officer at the American Jewish Committee, discusses his visit to India to meet with senior leaders in New Delhi about the increasing warm ties between the US, Israel and India and the I2U2 Group which aims to promote economic cooperation in a variety of sectors, including water, energy, health, technology, and food security. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern on the Protests in Israel

Micah Halpern looks at some of the protests with the comment that “everywhere you look in Israel there have been protests and rallies. We have a very strong and exciting history of protests. Some have ended in tragedy…while others have literally changed the world.” Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Good Week Israel: Coronation Oil, Video Game & Sheba Medical

Stories include Start-Up Nation Central, a possible Hungary Embassy move, King Charles’ coronation oil, new video game Light In The Darkness, and Sheba Medical Center ranking. Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Top Story: Oren Kessler

Jonathan Tobin looks at the history of the conflict and is joined by historian Oren Kessler who discusses ideas from Palestine 1936, his book which explores the modern origins of the battles between Jews and Arabs. Thursday - 8:00pm Friday - 1:00am &10:00am Saturday - 5:00am


Andrew Rehfeld HUC-JIR

Andrew Rehfeld, President of the Reform Movement’s rabbinical school HUC-JIR, discusses his vision of Reform Judaism, and responds to criticisms that Reform rabbis are not schooled in Talmud and are often unfairly critical of Israel. Sunday - 12:00 Noon

Jackie Mason z"l

One of America's leading comedians, Jackie Mason z"l, talks seriously about his decision to break with his family's tradition of serving as a rabbi, how his comedy grows out of his understanding of human nature, and how he feels about Israeli and American Jewry. Sunday - 6:00pm

Shalom Habibi - Comedy Duo

The Muslim-Jewish duo of Yeganeh Mafaher and Eitan Levine discuss the respective personal journeys that led them to team up to create their stand-up “Shalom Habibi Comedy Tour.” Monday - 3:00pm

Rabba Sara Hurwitz

A conversation with Rabba Sara Hurwitz, the first female Orthodox rabbi and co-founder and president of Maharat, the first institution to ordain Orthodox women as clergy, who describes her personal journey, her commitment to Jewish Law (Halacha) and issues of concern to Orthodox women. Monday - 8:30pm & Midnight
Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl

Senior rabbi of NYC’s Central Synagogue, Angela Warnick Buchdahl, describes growing up with innate spirituality and lifelong love of Judaism, her struggles with identity and acceptance as an Asian-American Jew, her journey to leading Central and more. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight
Wednesday - 3:00pm

Jake Ehrenreich - A Jew Grows in Brooklyn

Entertainer, musician and author Jake Ehrenreich shares intimate stories about growing up with survivor parents and his struggles with being different, and discusses his book and one-man show, "A Jew Grows In Brooklyn.”
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm


Talmud Study with Rabbi Mordechai Becher Lessons premiere every Sunday at 9am ET

Talmud Study: Heal and Be Healed

Rabbi Mordechai Becher discuses the Jewish perspective on healing and the Jewish Tradition’s emphasis on the value of life.
Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday- 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Resolving Dispute

How the Talmud treats the problem created when two people claim ownership of the same property. Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm

Jewish 101: A pluralistic introduction to the teachings, ideas and values of the Jewish Tradition with Rabbi Mark S. Golub z”l

Burning Bush

Learn the meaning of the Burning Bush that Moses encountered in the wilderness, and take a comparative look at the Jewish Tradition's approach to life with major religious philosophies. Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am Friday - 1:00pm



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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