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JBS Highlights 3/19 - 3/25: Proponents of Judicial Reforms, Celebrating Jewish Women, Pope Francis & Jewish-Christian Relations, Srugim Episode 6

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

Religious Zionist MK Simcha Rothman

Simcha Rothman, a Religious Zionist Member of Knesset, chair of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law & Justice committee, and an architect of Israel’s legal reforms, joins MirYam Institute co-founder Benjamin Anthony to discuss the controversial reforms in front of an audience of US Army officers. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Likud MK Dan Illouz

An advocate for the judicial reform, MK Illouz tells the Jerusalem Press Club that despite demonstrations and the many calls for compromise, Israel’s coalition government is moving forward with legal reform legislation in the Knesset. Wednesday - 2:30pm Thursday - 4:30am & 7:30pm

In the Spotlight: Judith Rosenbaum

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by the CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive, Judith Rosenbaum, who describes her vital organization which offers digital access to the true tales of Jewish women throughout history who have impacted medicine, politics, business, film, ritual, liturgy, law, justice, literature, and learning. Monday - 8:00pm Tuesday - 1:00am & 11:00am Wednesday - 5:30am Friday - 2:00pm

Srugim: “A New Song” EPISODE 6

Things get complicated between Amir and his ex-wife, Reut refuses to take no for an answer from a reluctant Torah reading tutor, and Nati reconnects with an old flame, causing Yifat to rethink her feelings, Monday - 7:00pm Tuesday - 2:00am & 10:00am Wednesday - 5:00am Thursday - 2:30pm Friday - 2:00am Saturday - 10:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Force of Habit

Looking at descriptions of the tabernacle in the Torah, Rabbi Hirsch examines the disconnect inherent in how the Torah focuses on the minute detail of the shelter’s construction rather than on its symbolism of morality and justice. Tuesday - 7:00pm Wednesday - 2:30am, 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday 4:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

Pope Francis and Jewish-Christian Relations

As the Catholic church marks the 60th anniversary of Vatican II, Rabbi Noam Marans (AJC’s Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations) and papal historian Christopher Bellitto (Kean University) review the influence of Pope Francis on Jewish-Christian relations, in a program from Iona University. Tuesday- 7:30pm Wednesday - 1:00am & 1:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

In The News: Relations with India

Jason Isaacson, chief policy and political affairs officer at the American Jewish Committee, talks about the AJC Delegation's visit to India, cooperation between India, the US and Israel, and how that engagement positively impacts the region and beyond. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern on a new Gallup Poll

The numbers are not encouraging. For the first time ever, Democrats 48-38 favor the Palestinians over Israel. Micah explains what is happening and why, and most importantly gives a plan help view Israel in a more positive light.” Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Good Week Israel: Noa Kirel Song, Manor Solomon & Marriage Online

Stories include rave reviews for the song “Unicorn,” Israeli soccer star Solomon signs with Premier League, couples marry online and the Tura Winery and wine of the week. Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Top Story: Eric Cohen on Jewish Values

Jonathan Tobin speaks with Tikvah Fund executive director Eric Cohen who argues for a revival of classical Jewish education and a renewed emphasis on Jewish values, which he argues could lead to the strengthening and repair of today’s society. Thursday - 8:00pm Friday - 1:00am &10:00am Saturday - 5:00am

L’CHAYIM Conversations on issues of importance to the Jewish community with Mark S. Golub z”l

Rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl

Angela Warnick Buchdahl, senior rabbi of NYC’s Central Synagogue, describes growing up with innate spirituality and a lifelong love of Judaism, her struggles with identity and acceptance as an Asian-American Jew, her journey to leading Central and more. Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon

Rabba Sara Hurwitz

Rabba Sara Hurwitz, the first female Orthodox rabbi and co-founder and president of Maharat, the first institution to ordain Orthodox women as clergy, describes her personal journey, her commitment to Jewish Law (Halacha) and issues of concern to Orthodox women. Today (Sunday) 6:00pm

Paula Eiselt - 93 Queen

Filmmaker Paula Eiselt discusses her documentary 93 Queen, which follows an Orthodox mother of six on her quest to create a female ambulance service which evokes fierce opposition from her Chasidic community.
Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Timna Park in Israel

David Chudnow describes how his father Avrum (z”l) conceived and created a national park in the Sinai Dessert, and Professor Erez Ben-Yosef (Tel Aviv University) discuss the remarkable finds at the park’s copper mines dating back to the Iron Age.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Pioneering feminist Letty Cottin Pogrebin, activist, author and co-founding editor of Ms. Magazine, discusses her personal Jewish journey and shares her view of Jewish life today. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm


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

Talmud Study: Pray For Rain

How the Jewish view of life is revealed in the traditional prayers for rain Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday- 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Tattooing

What one does or does not owe a person who does one a favor is the topic of Rabbi Mordechai Becher's Talmud lesson on this week's "Dimensions of the Daf" Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm

A pluralistic introduction to the teachings, ideas and values of the Jewish Tradition with Rabbi Mark S. Golub z”l Lessons premiere every Sunday at 10am ET


A continuing introduction to the philosophy of Judaism through Moses' encounter at the Burning Bush. Whose voice does Moses hear from the Bush? What does the answer "Hineni" imply? What does Moses ask of God? "Jewish 101". Today (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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