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JBS Highlights 7/17 - 7/23: Biden’s Mideast Visit-Oren, Friedman & Eisner, Yehuda Kurtzer on the “Big Tent,” Joseph Rosenstein’s Pirkei Avot

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

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Dave McMenamin

Dave McMenamin, NBA reporter and analyst for ESPN, sheds light on his process as a top sports journalist, talks about interviewing Lebron James and other LA Lakers, and discusses the intersection of sports and fait, with Rabbi Sherman. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm & 4:00am Thursday - 5:00am & 10:00pm

In the Spotlight: Joseph Rosenstein’s Pirkei Avot

Jewish ethics suddenly feel clear and contemporary in the hands of author Joseph Rosenstein, who shares how he spent the pandemic unpacking the ancient rabbinic texts of Ethics of the Fathers for his new book, Reflections on Pirkei Avot. With Abigail Pogrebin. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 2:30pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Yehuda Kurtzer: The Big Tent

Centering his remarks on the notion of the “Big Tent,” President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Yehuda Kurtzer, discusses the challenges and opportunities of ideological pluralism, the potential to foster an ethic of inclusion and more, at Anshe Emet Synagogue for the launch of new Hartman offices in Chicago. Tuesday- 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 10:30am & 1:30am Thursday - 9:45am Saturday - 7:30pm

Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim: David Eisner

David Eisner, former Assistant Secretary for Management at the Treasury Department, shares his perspective of Biden policies on energy, Iran and more, and offers advice on how to maintain a religious Jewish identity in the workplace. Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Friday - 10:00am

Top Story: David Friedman

As they waited for Biden’s arrival in Jerusalem last Thursday, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, and guest host filling in for Jonathan Tobin, Melanie Phillips, discuss U.S. support of the Palestinian government, economic incentives for America in the region, Israeli relations with Saudi Arabia, and what needs to be done to attain peace. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am Saturday - 10:00pm

In The News: Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Pioneering feminist, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, weighs in on the recent overturning of Roe v Wade, looks back at the struggle for women's rights from the 1960's and 1970's, speaks about her personal experience with abortion and why she says the right to choose is so critical. With Teisha Bader. Sunday - 5:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern

This week, Micah breaks down the stops on President Biden's Israel visit, as well as his subsequent visit to Saudi Arabia, and what it could mean to the region. He also analyzes a recent column about interim Prime Minister Lapid's lack of operational military experience and what that could mean on the ground if national security issues arise during his tenure in office. Wednesday – 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday – 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday – 5:30pm

On L’Chayim

Free Speech, Hate Speech, Cancel Culture Three giants in the field of First Amendment Law – Floyd Abrams (Supreme Court Litigant), Alan Dershowitz (Harvard Law) & Nadine Strossen (ACLU) explore concepts of “Free Speech,” “Hate Speech” and “Cancel Culture.” 2-Hr special Sunday - 12:00 Noon

Cantor Sol Zim

World renowned cantor, composer, and performer Sol Zim (Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center in Bayside, NY) discusses his life, career and his love of Jewish music.
Sunday - 6:00pm

Helen Nash: New Kosher Cuisine

Author of New Kosher Cuisine, Helen Nash, discusses her personal Jewish journey and why she wrote the most recent of her three kosher cookbooks. Monday - 3:00pm

Joseph Telushkin

Rabbi, lecturer and best-selling author, Joseph Telushkin, discusses the Jewish Tradition through the lens of his book Words That Hurt, Words That Heal.
Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight
Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Uri Regev

Uri Regev, President and CEO of HIDDUSH - For Religious Freedom and Equality, discusses issues of Jewish pluralism in Israel and the way the Orthodox impact how Americans Jews feel about Israel. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Jay Goldberg

Criminal law attorney and US Constitutional scholar, Jay Goldberg, discusses his career as both prosecutor and defense attorney in some of the nation's most high-profile cases described in his autobiography The Courtroom is My Theater. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Charles Jacobs

Charles Jacobs, President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, discusses Avi Goldwasser’ s documentary “Hate Spaces – The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” and the increasing bigotry and antisemitism in American universities. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

Talmud Study: Fake News & Privacy

Rabbi Mordechai Becher uses Talmudic texts to explore the Torah values of confidentiality, privacy and honesty, on the original JBS series “Dimensions of the Daf” Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Was Abraham Observant?

Rabbi Becher discusses how the Talmud deals with Abraham’s following Jewish Law before the Torah was given at Mt. Sinai Sunday - 9:25am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: Circumcision

Rabbi Mark S. Golub discusses the reasons for Brit Milah--the circumcision ceremony which brings Jewish boys into the Covenant of the Jewish People--and why it is an important Jewish ritual. Sunday - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Cardinal Dolan on Judaism

The Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal Dolan discusses the common ground between Judaism and Christianity, and what the future holds for organized religion. With Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, Director of Jewish Community for the 92nd Street Y in NY. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm
Tuesday - 5:00am Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am



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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