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JBS Highlights starting 6/14: David Simon (“The Wire”), Dr. Jonathan Halevy on Covid, Mort Klein, Is America Systemically Racist?, Finale-A Touch Away

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L'Chayim: David Simon

The creator, writer and producer of the groundbreaking hit television series “The Wire,” and the series adaptation of Philip Roth’s (z”l) counter-factual novel The Plot Against America, shares his concerns about America and Israel.
Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

Talmud: Fake News & Privacy

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer at Gateways Organization and at Yeshiva University and the author of Gateways To Judaism uses Talmudic texts to explore the Torah values of confidentiality, privacy and honesty. On JBS’ “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9am; Monday - 4am; Tuesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7pm

Talmud: How To Be A Kosher Spy

For this week’s sedra Sh’lach, which tells of Moses sending 12 spies into Canaan to have only two come back with a good report (Joshua & Caleb) – causing the Israelites to wander for a generation, see Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s “How To Be A Kosher Spy.” Sunday - 9:30am; Monday - 4:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5pm; Thursday - 7:30pm

In The News: Is America Racist?

African-America Peter Kirsanow, recently reappointed by Rep. Steny Hoyer to his fourth term on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, explains why he does not believe America or the Police Departments of America are “systemically racist.”
Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm; Saturday – 11:30pm

Antisemitism vs Anti-Zionism

A symposium on the meanings of “Antisemitism” and “Anti-Zionism” with Dani Dayan, Yaakov Hagoel, Ken Bob, Steven Burg, Avi Gordon, Dov Hikind, Mark Weitzman and Gen Sima Vaknin-Gil. By AZM with Herbert Block at the Brotherhood Synagogue in NYC (Nov 2019). Monday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:30pm

Covid-19: Dr. Jonathan Halevy

The President of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Dr. Jonathan Halevy, discusses how Israeli hospitals treated Covid-19 patients; and offers his perspective on issues of social policy to control the spread of the virus. With Mark S. Golub. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

The Lados List

The Polish Ambassador to Switzerland, Jakub Komch, and Monika Maniewska of the Polish government’s Pilecki Institute, present “The Lados List” – the names of 3,262 Jews who were issued passports during the Shoah by Poland in Switzerland. Tuesday – 7:30pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm

Also On L’Chayim

Andrew Rehfeld HUC-JIR

Andrew Rehfeld, President of the Reform Movement’s rabbinical school HUC-JIR, discusses his vision of Reform Judaism and responds to criticisms that Reform rabbis are not schooled in Talmud and are often unfairly critical of Israel.
Sunday (Today) - 12 Noon; Monday - 3pm

Kedar & Deri

Maj. (Res) Amir Deri (Reservists on Duty) and Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Bar Ilan University) discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Pres. Obama's abstention in the U.N., and the anti-Israel rhetoric among American Jews and in Israel. Monday - 9pm & 2am; Tuesday - 3pm

Gurock on Parkchester

In Parkchester: A Bronx Tale of Race & Ethnicity, Jeffrey S. Gurock (Prof. of Jewish History, Yeshiva U.) describes the unique “get along” character of his own childhood community, a “model” neighborhood built in NYC in 1940.
Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Andrew Goodman's Brother

David Goodman, younger brother of Andrew Goodman – murdered together with Michael Schwerner and James Chaney by the Klu Klux Klan in Mississippi on June 21 1964 – talks about his brother, the murder, and a legacy of social action. Saturday - 6pm

A Touch Away Finale: Ep 8

Rochale meets with Avshalom. Zorik breaks into Berman's apartment, declares his absolute love to Rochale in front of her parents, and begs Rochale to leave the house and start a new life with him. In Hebrew with English Subtitles. Sunday – 7:30pm & 1am; Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm & 2am; Thursday - 10pm; Friday – 4:00am & 10:30am

92nd Street Y: Celebrity Chefs

Two world-renowned chefs and bloggers, Deb Perelman and David Lebovitz, discuss their upcoming books and their love of culinary arts.
Sunday – 8:30pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 8pm; Saturday – 1am & 3pm

In The News: West Bank Annexation?

Major General (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s former National Security Advisor, shares his insights and perspective about the possibility of Israel extending its sovereignty over parts of the West bank. With Shahar Azani. Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

In The News: ZOA's Mort Klein Responds

Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, responds to charges of racism leveled against him in the Presidents Conference by HIAS and the URJ; and explains his objections to Dianne Lob’s being chosen as Exec. Dir. With Mark S. Golub Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm; Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm; Saturday - 5:30pm

In The News: Presidents Conference In Turmoil-Tobin

JNS Editor Jonathan Tobin discusses the battle inside the Presidents Conference led by Mort Klein (ZOA) over the election as next Chair of Dianne Lob, a former head of HIAS with virtually no experience with Israel advocacy. With Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 8:30am & 4:30pm; Monday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

In The News: Dershowitz on Black Lives

Alan Dershowitz discusses his piece in the Jerusalem Post critical of Black Lives Matter for its antisemitism; offers his perspective on systemic racism in America; and defends Mort Klein and the ZOA within the Presidents Conference. With Mark S. Golub. Sunday - 5:30pm & 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am

Kabbalat & Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Friday Night

Reform: Central Synagogue Erev Shabbat Services - 6pm & 11:15pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue Kabbalat Shabbat - 7:15pm & 10:30pm

Shabbat Morning

Reform: Central Synagogue Shabbat Morning Services - 9:30am

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue Shabbat Morning Services- 11am

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