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JBS Highlights starting 5/17: Henry Kissinger, Norman Podhoretz, Meir Soloveichik, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), 92Y-Who Will Write Our History (Nancy Spielberg)

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92nd Street Y: Who Will Write Our History

A discussion of a film about a secret band of Jewish journalists in the Warsaw Ghetto determined to document Nazi atrocities. With Director Nancy Spielberg, Screenwriter Roberta Grossman and Exec. Prod. Samuel Kassow. With Dana Bash at 92nd Street Y. Monday - 10pm & 4:30am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik On God

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik (Shearith Israel and Yeshiva University’s Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought) examines “Jews: The Case For God” -- how Jewish history reveals God’s enduring providence. At the 2019 JLC Conference on Jews and Conservatism. Monday - 7:30pm & 1am; Wednesday - 1:30pm

JLC: Hoenlein & Podhoretz

Malcolm Hoenlein discusses ways of combating Antisemitism in America & John Podhoretz (Commentary Magazine) honors his father Norman Podhoretz, recipient of the 2019 Herzl Prize. At the 2019 JLC Conference on Jews and Conservatism. Monday - 8pm & 1:30am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 7pm

JLC: Henry Kissinger Reflects

Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger discusses the lessons learned from his encounters with Richard Nixon, Golda Meir and Anwar Sadat. With Roger Hertog from the 2019 Jewish Leadership Conference on Jews & Conservatism. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 2am

L’Chayim: Stephen Schwartz

Musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz discusses some of his classic Broadway shows, including Pippin, Wicked and The Prince of Egypt, and describes how Jewish values have shaped his life and work. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

Sunday: Fauda Star Lior Raz

The co-creator and star of the hit Israeli series on Netflix, Fauda, discusses how the action series draws a sharp distinction between Palestinian violence and the Israeli response while portraying the humanity of both societies. Sunday (Today) - 12 Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

Abe Foxman, Pt 1

Abe Foxman reflects upon his story of survival as a “Hidden Child” who after the war bitterly fought Abe’s natural parents for custody and discusses the post-Shoah trauma that often haunts the lives of many Survivors. Monday - 9pm & 2am; Tuesday - 3pm

Tuesday: Abe Foxman, Pt 2

In part two, Abe Foxman discusses the way in which critique in the Jewish community has become a “blood sport;” the controversies over his successor, Jonathan Greenblatt; and controversy over “inclusiveness” in the Jewish community and J Street. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Thursday: Yishai Fleisher

Yishai Fleisher, the International Spokesperson for the Jewish Community of Hebron, shares his perspective on a range of issues including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Thursday - 9pm & 12:30am; Friday - 3pm

Saturday: Bill Langfan on PLO

As part of JBS’s “Memorial Day” Commemoration, World War II Veteran and Israeli activist William Langfan reflects on his time in the war and explains the chicanery behind the Palestine National Charter resolution. Saturday - 6pm

A Touch Away: Ep 4

Rochale' feels very bad about Itta's marriage, and she tries to make her parents and her uncle the Rabbi to interfere. In Hebrew with English Subtitles. An Israeli television eight-episode mini-series set in Bnei Brak, a city to the east of Tel Aviv. Sunday - 7pm & 1am; Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm & 2am; Thursday - 10pm; Friday – 10:30am

Together During COVID 19: Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, President of the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America and the senior rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland, discusses how his community is dealing with the Coronavirus and offers his perspective on reopening society and the economy. Sunday (Today) - 8:30am

In The News: Protecting Doctors’ Children

Dr. Gadi Mador, Executive Dir. of Technoda Science Education Center in Israel, discusses his work to bridge societal gaps through science education & special activities in support of the children of medical staff fighting the Coronavirus. With Shahar Azani Sunday (Today) - 5:30pm & 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

In The News: Investing in Israel Today

Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Chairman of the Board of the Israel Innovation Authority, discusses Israel’s high Tech sector before, during and hopefully after COVID19 -- and describes business opportunities for investments in Israel. With Shahar Azani. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

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