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JBS Highlights for 5/15-5/21: On JBS: Lag B'Omer, Farewell to David Harris, 50 Years of Female Rabbis, Ahed's Knee, John Podhoretz, Peter Kurz

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: Peter Kurz

Peter Kurz, President of Israel Baseball and General Manager of Israel’s Olympic baseball team, discusses the historical Tokyo Olympics, what it means for the growth of baseball and Israel, and the impact Israel has had on the players’ Jewish journeys. Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 4:00am & 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am & 10:00pm

Jewish Cinematheque: Ahed’s Knee

Israeli writer and director Nadav Lapid discusses Ahed’s Knee, his imaginative psychodrama about an Israeli filmmaker who finds himself fighting for his freedoms and his mother’s life in a remote desert village where he’s presenting one of his films. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 2:00pm Wednesday - 10:30am & 10:00pm Thursday - 12:30pm Friday - 2:30am

In the Spotlight: David Harris

As he prepares to leave a job he’s held for three decades, David Harris, CEO of AJC, sits with Abigail Pogrebin to discuss how much has been accomplished and what is more challenging than ever when it comes to American Jews and Israel. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 5:00am (2:00am PT) Friday - 10:00am Saturday - 7:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch: The Things That Count

Rabbi Hirsch reminds his congregation that the holidays of Passover and Shavuot are inextricably linked, and explains how counting the Omer between the festivals is a way of heralding the arrival of the ultimate moment of emancipation and liberation Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:00am Thursday - 10:35am Friday - 4:35am & 11:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

The First Female Rabbis

In celebration of the 50-year anniversary of women in the rabbinate, the first four female rabbis to be ordained in their respective denominations come together to discuss the challenges they faced and the triumphs they enjoyed as they made history. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Thursday - 10:00pm Friday - 2:00pm

Global Perspectives: Nathan Sales

Nathan Sales, former Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights of the US, shares his perspective on the threat of terror attacks from the IRGC or Hezbollah on the US, and more with Ellie Cohanim. Thursday - 7:35pm & 2:00am Saturday - 5:30am & 10:30pm

Top Story: John Podhoretz

Jonathan Tobin is joined by Commentary magazine editor John Podhoretz who shares his perspective that recent events have “vindicated neo-conservatism,” by reminding us of the dangers of American weakness abroad. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am Saturday - 8:00pm

In The News: The Death of Shireen Abu Akleh

David Brinn, Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, discusses how the killing of the veteran Al Jazeera journalist has been used to fuel a narrative against Israel, taking focus away from the tragedy of her death. With Teisha Bader. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Overlooked Global Threat

Micah Halpern returns his focus to a global threat that has been overlooked of late due to the focus on Russia's invasion of Ukraine: ISIS. In light of recent attacks, he reminds us why this violent jihadist organization is still a massive problem for global stability. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 19

Recognize Hebrew letters that tend to look alike in a complete review of all the Hebrew letters and vowel sounds. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Marriage Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer for Gateways and author of "Gateway To Judaism," discusses "Eight Blessings One Wedding," on the theme of marriage as found in Talmud tractates Kesuvos 7 and 8 Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Jewish 101: Not In Heaven

In a continuing study of what it means to say that "the Torah is written by God," a discussion of the famous Talmudic story which teaches that Jews do not listen to voices from heaven to understand the Torah Sunday (Today) - 10:15am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK and author of “Not In God’s Name,” discusses “altruistic evil” and the need to confront religious violence and intolerance in our times. From the 92Y in NYC (November 2015) 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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