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JBS Highlights Oct 17-23: Yom Kippur War, Golub-Why No Peace, JFNA GA, JNS- Elliott Abrams, Nervana Mahmoud, Cinematheque-Golden Voices

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Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: Golden Voices

Eric Goldman speaks with Evgeny Ruman, director of the film “Golden Voices,” about two immigrants making aliyah to Israel in 1990 from the USSR and trying to find their place in Israeli society after taking jobs as Russian overdub artists. Monday - 7:30pm Wednesday - 1:30pm Thursday - 5:30am Friday - 1:30pm

Why There Is No Peace in the Middle East

JBS President Mark S. Golub presents the history of Israel, the reasons for its legitimacy, and the reasons why a two-state solution may never be possible. A program of Congregation Beth El in Fairfield, CT, recorded in 2019. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Saturday - 4:00pm

The 2021 JFNA General Assembly

Israeli President Isaac Herzog, JFNA President and CEO Eric Fingerhut, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY), and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley are some of the key participants in the 2021 General Assembly of the JFNA (Jewish Federations of North America). Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:00am Thursday - 1:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim: Nervana Mahmoud

Egyptian political commentator Nervana Mahmoud joins Ellie Cohanim to discuss the evolution towards tolerance and co-existence in her home country of Egypt and in other countries in the region, antisemitism, perceptions of Zionism and more. A program of JNS. Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:30am Friday - 10:00am

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams, Tikvah Fund head and veteran of the Reagan, Bush and Trump administrations, joins JNS Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Tobin to talk diplomacy, democracy and the future of American Jewry. A program of JNS Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:30am Friday - 9:00am

In The News: Leon Saltiel

Leon Saltiel, World Jewish Congress Representative at the UN Geneva, discusses the joint statement he delivered to the UNHRC on behalf of The World Jewish Congress and the Muslim World League, on protecting human rights for all. He also discusses Jewish-Muslim relations as well as efforts to counter antisemitism. With Teisha Bader. Thursday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Friday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Thinking Out Loud

The current American effort to "mend fences" and improve U.S.-Palestinian relations and thee troubling findings of a recent meeting amongst Israeli police officials that analyzed the conditions that made the Mount Meron stampede tragedy possible. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Sunday: Aryeh Green Part 1

Aryeh Green (My Israel Trail: Finding Peace In The Promised Land), a policy advisor for Natan Sharansky and one who met with top Palestinians activists, analyzes the failure of American Jewish leaders to build support for Israel. Sunday - 12 Noon

Sunday: Aryeh Green Part 2

Aryeh Green continues his discussion on the need for liberal Jews to be unwavering in their defense of Israel and dives into the story behind his book My Israel Trail: Finding Peace In The Promised Land. Sunday - 6:00pm

Monday: Lisa Daftari

Founding Editor-in-Chief of the The Foreign Desk news site Lisa Daftari describes her family upbringing as an Iranian-American Jew and discusses her work as a Middle East expert, investigative journalist and political commentator. Monday - 3:00pm

Monday: Ehud Diskin

Ehud Diskin, born in Jerusalem in 1944 and serving in the Six-Day War and in Israeli intelligence, explains why he wrote his best-selling novel A Lone Wolf In Jerusalem, telling the story of Israel’s pre-state struggle against the Arabs and the British. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tuesday: Yoram Ettinger

Career diplomat and advisor on Israeli foreign policy, Amb. (Ret.) Yoram Ettinger (“The Ettinger Report”), discusses the mistakes made by the American Administration and by American Jewry regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tuesday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Wednesday: Francine Klagsbrun - Golda Meir

Author Francine Klagsbrun discusses her biography Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, which addresses the ways American Jews and Israelis view Israel’s only woman prime minister who served during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Thursday: Dan Almagor - Yom Kippur War

On October 25, 1973, the Yom Kippur War ended in a cease fire. Dan Almagor describes the heroic defense of the IDF on the Golan Heights at the start of the war which prevented the Syrian Army from overrunning the north of Israel.
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

Jewish Studies

Talmud Study: Don't Argue (Korach)

As the Torah parashah of "Korach" is read in synagogues throughout the world this week, Gateways' Rabbi Mordechai Becher explores the way the Talmud deals with Korach's challenging Moses' authority in the original series "Dimensions of the Daf." Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am & 1:00pm Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Let The Sun Shine In

How the Talmud encourages us to enjoy life and the world Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: Sex in Judaism

Human sexuality in the Jewish tradition is reviewed in an ongoing study of the story of the Garden of Eden, including the rabbinic view of female sexuality, birth control, and the day most appropriate for sexual relations. Taught by Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm Friday - 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: David Grossman

Israeli author David Grossman discusses his novel A Horse Walks into a Bar, and parts of the book are read aloud and performed. From the 92nd Street Y in New York with fellow author Nicole Krauss. Sunday - 8:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 10:00pm
Tuesday - 4:00am
Wednesday - 10:30am Saturday - 1:00am & 4:00pm

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 & 1:00pm

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

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