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JBS Highlights May 30-June 5: Truman's Israel Legacy, Legal Frontlines in Israel, 92Y-Ron Agam, FIDF Live

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

92nd Street Y: Painter Ron Agam

Painter Ron Agam discusses his recent exhibit, and how he views creativity as a force that can both deepen and communicate Jewish connection, community and a capacity to heal the world. A program of the 92Y Art Center, with Peter J. Rubinstein. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am; Monday - 10:00pm; Tuesday - 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch on Liberal Judaism

Are we a Jewish people rooted in Jewish values, or universalists who happen to pray in Hebrew? Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Senior Rabbi of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, delivers a sermon about the fracturing of liberal Judaism, asking this question and more. Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm; Thursday - 10:00am

FIDF Live: Guardian of the Walls

FIDF Live host Joel Chasnoff speaks with a number of IDF officers and officials in an episode dedicated to the heroes of Operation Guardian of the Walls Monday - 7:30pm & 2:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 5:30am; Saturday - 10:30pm

Truman’s Israel Legacy

Director of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Kurt Graham discusses the American history surrounding the 1948 establishment of Israel, and offers a tour of the museum’s exhibit on the founding of the Jewish State. A program of AJC. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7:00pm & 4:00am

Legal Frontlines in Israel

Thorny legal issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are addressed during this discussion featuring Daniel Taub (former Israeli Ambassador to the U.K.) and Daniel Reisner (Former Chief, International Law Branch of the IDF Legal Division) Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Thursday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 8:00pm & 2:00am

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: Shepherd

Award-winning filmmaker Lynn Roth and child star August Maturo join Eric Goldman to discuss their new movie “Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog,” in which the unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany. The film will be released in theaters on May 28, 2021. Wednesday - 7:00pm; Thursday - 4:00am; Friday - 9:00am; Sunday - 1:30am

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern

During his milestone 200th episode on JBS, Micah will address the troubling wave of anti-Semitism across the globe that has resulted from the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday - Jewish Marine

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 he now feels about military conflict.
Sunday - 12 Noon & 6:00pm; Monday - 3pm

Monday: Survivor & War Hero - Michael Taylor

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.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Nitsana Leitner

The founding director of Shurat HaDin (Israeli Law Center) Nitsana Darshan-Leitner explains how she uses the legal system to fight those who are financially involved in terrorism (banks) and to win compensation for victims. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Howard Teich

Jewish activist Howard Teich discusses the work he does for both American and Jewish organizations, and how his Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiatives are helping to preserve Jewish culture.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00pm

Thursday: WWII Hero's Medals - Eric Hausman-Houston

Eric Hausman-Houston describes how his father escaped Nazi Germany, went to Palestine & became the highest decorated WWII Palestinian soldier in the British Army. Eric describes his efforts to retrieve his father's stolen medals
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Saturday: Joan Benny

Joan Benny, the daughter of one of America’s most beloved comedians, Jack Benny (z”l), reminisces about her father and describes his commitment to the State of Israel and is involvement with Israel Bonds.
Saturday - 6:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: 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 & 4:30pm;Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Heal and Be Healed

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer with Gateways, discuses the Jewish perspective on healing and the Jewish Tradition’s emphasis on the value of life. On the JBS original series, “Dimensions of the Daf.”
Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 4:30am

From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 21

New vowel sounds and rules of the Sh'vah are taught on this lesson Monday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Tuesday - 7:00pm; Wednesday - 4:00am; Thursday - 1:00pm; Friday - 5:00am; Saturday - 8:00am

Jewish 101: The List!

Another way of understanding how the Torah was written and what it means to say that the Torah comes from God is explained in this "Jewish 101" episode, Shalom TV's original series on Judaism and Jewish life. Host Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

Reform And Orthodox Shabbat Services

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue With Hebrew, Transliteration And English Subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

Reform: Central Synagogue 9:30am & 1pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue With Hebrew, Transliteration And English Subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

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