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JBS Highlights 5/28 - June 3: Memorial Day, Jewish Identity, Collective Responsibility, Iran, Jews & Basketball

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


In the Spotlight: Bob Mnookin

Abigail Pogrebin is joined by author Robert Mnookin to discuss The Jewish American Paradox, his book that explores the conundrums of Jewish identity, faith, and community in America by delving deep into Jewish history, law, and custom. Monday - 8:00pm Tuesday - 1:00am & 11:00am Wednesday - 5:00am Thursday - 10:00pm Friday - 8:30pm Saturday - 1:00am & 4:30pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Stumbling Over One Another

Looking at the Torah portion that describes the awful plights that can result from acting unjustly, Rabbi Hirsch discusses the interdependence of humans and how individual failings and successes are actually collective. Tuesday - 7:00pm Wednesday - 1:00am Thursday - 5:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 8:30am & 4:00pm

JBS Special: Habib Elghanian

Karmel Melamed, renowned journalist and author, joins Shahar Azani to discuss the anniversary of the execution of Iran's late Jewish leader Habib Elghanian, and the event’s significance to the Iranian Jewish community. Thursday - 8:00pm Friday - 1:00am & 10:00am Saturday - 1:30am

In the News: US Strategy to Counter Antisemitism Herbert Block, Executive Director of the AZM-American Zionist Movement, responds to the launch of the US National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, taped just moments after it is unveiled at the White House on Thursday May 25th. With Teisha Bader. Sunday - 8:30am & 5:30pm

Tune in every week on Thursday for new editions of In the News: Thursday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm & 3:30am

Israel Security Conference: Iran

Reserve Israeli Generals Kuperwasser and Hasson, researcher Yissachar and journalist Kahana discuss the Iranian nuclear program and influence over the Middle East, and the prospect of Israeli-Saudi normalization. Tuesday - 8:30pm Wednesday - 1:30am Thursday - 5:00am & 7:30pm Friday - 1:30am & 10:30am Saturday - 5:30am

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern

This week Micah Halpern discusses Alan Dershowitz' defense of Elon Musk and his critique of George Soros. The question is whether Musk's critique of Soros is valid or does it slip into Jew hatred. Dershowitz says it's a valid critique -- but Musk might be pushing the envelope.” Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Good Week Israel: Food Festival, Sunken Ship & 2000 year-old Ledger

Stories include KFWE Kosher Food and wine festival, ELVI Kosher wine of the week, Monk seal molting on beach, precious marble blocks discovered and the CODEX Sasson, the earliest most completed Hebrew Bible recently sold for $38.1M. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

L’Chayim programs with Rabbi Mark S. Golub z”l

Jewish Marine in Iraq

For Memorial Day, Zach Iscol, a decorated Marine who served two terms in Iraq, explains why he joined the Marines, how he experienced the war and the bonds he forged with his Iraqi translator, and how he now feels about military conflict.
Sunday - 12 Noon
Monday - 9:00pm Tuesday - 3:00pm

Story of Aliyah Bet

World War II vet Murray Greenfield, who as a young man joined the effort to smuggle Survivors through the British Blockade of Palestine, tells his dramatic story and how he endured Cyprus to build a life and Gefen Publishing. Sunday - 6:00pm Monday - 3:00pm

Survivor & War Hero

Holocaust survivor and war veteran Michael Taylor, with his son Shannon, shares his remarkable story of escaping concentration camps, rescuing fellow Jews, sailing to Palestine and fighting in the Haganah in the Independence War. Tuesday - 9:00pm Wednesday - 12:00am & 3:00pm

Jewish New York

Historians Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan) and Jeffrey Gurock (Yeshiva University) discuss the history of New York City and of the Jews as chronicled in their book, Jews of New York: The Remarkable Story of A City and A People. Wednesday - 9:00pm Thursday - 12:00am & 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Jack Laub

As the NBA finals begin on Thursday, Jack Laub, a World War II Veteran who also has the distinction of being a college basketball star and a player in the NBA, discusses his personal journey and his Jewish identity. Thursday - 9:00pm Friday - 12:00am & 3:00pm

Talmud Study with Rabbi Mordechai Becher Lessons of the week begin every Sunday at 9am & 9:30am ET

Guns and Moses

While the Second Amendment of the US Constitution protects the right to bear arms, what is the Jewish view on weapons, war, and self-defense? Sunday - 9:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

In Self Defense

Rabbi Becher looks at the Talmud's approach to a person's obligation to defend oneself, including the notion of justifiable homicide. Sunday - 9:30am 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 Lesson of the week begins every Sunday at 10am ET

Jewish 101: Torah As Response

Rabbi Mark S. Golub z”l looks at various midrash and at Abraham Joshua Heschel's notion that the Torah is the Jewish People's “response” to revelation. 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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