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Parsha in Progress Episode 24: Does God Require Gratitude?

Parshat Eikev: The biblical warnings against pride

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BYOBubbies

Ep. 192: Erin Davis and S.J. Mendelson from the dating show ‘Bubbies Know Best,’ and Cindy Chupack on her Netflix film ‘Otherhood’

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Feeding Fleishman

Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble,’ and banker-turned-baker Umber Ahmad, owner of Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

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The Wall—Part III: The Invisibles

After visiting two of Israel’s most visible walls, we shift gears to slightly more abstract ones—walls, both new and old, that you might have a harder time finding on the ground, but will show us where we came from and where we’re going

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Parsha in Progress Episode 23: Why the Bible Repeats Itself

Parshat Devarim: The value of retelling stories

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Facts and Feelings

Ep. 190: ‘Dead to Me’ creator Liz Feldman and gay Mormon convert Dennis Schleicher

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The Wall—Part II: The Other Side

Some call it the ‘security fence,’ while others prefer the ‘West Bank barrier.’ But to most around the world it is known simply as ‘the separation wall.’ Our series continues with a visit to what is perhaps the most divisive symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But as usual, we’ll go beyond the politics, to the people.

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Parsha in Progress Episode 22: When Daughters Talk Back

Parshat Pinchas: What to do when God’s laws ignore the women

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Finding Your Truth

Ep. 189: ‘Born Perfect’ conversion therapy activist Mathew Shurka and Nerdette podcast host Greta Johnsen

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Live From Queens

Ep. 188: FiveThirtyEight politics writer Clare Malone and Fiasco host Leon Neyfakh

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Parsha in Progress Episode 21: Water From a Rock

Parshat Chukat: Did Moses deserve to make it into Israel?

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Jews Across America, 2019

Ep. 187: Jewish dog-sledder Blair Braverman, plus Houston’s Jewish archivist, Santa Fe’s British rabbi, a former South Dakota state senator, and more

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The Wall—Part I: Operation Hulda

To kick off our new season, we begin a four-part series about some of Israel’s most famous walls with a roller coaster of a mystery. It begins with Israeli paratroopers liberating the Kotel, continues with a symbolic midwar birth, and ends up going in the most surprising direction imaginable.

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Parsha in Progress Episode 20: Where There Be Giants

Parshat Shlach: Is relying on divine miracles brave, or risky?

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Running the Stage

Ep. 186: Theater legend Joel Grey on directing ‘Fiddler’ in Yiddish, and sportswriter Matthew Futterman on the revolution in running

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Who You Gonna Call?

Episode 185: Celebrating Father’s Day with ‘Ghostbuster’s Daughter’ author Violet Ramis Stiel and City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider

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Parsha in Progress Episode 19: When Sacred Texts Demand Sexist Acts

Parshat Naso: What to do when God gives jealous husbands too much power

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The Conversion Episode, 2019

Ep. 184: In honor of Shavuot, stories of Jewish conversion from Chicago to Alabama and beyond

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The Book of Schmutz

Ep. 183: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Australian punk rocker-turned-novelist Bram Presser

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Parsha in Progress Episode 18: Why God Might Threaten Your Children

Parshat Bechukotai: Can punishment be holy?

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Road Tripping

Ep. 182: Children’s book author Judith Viorst on nearing 90 and Louisville-based chef Edward Lee on eating his way across America

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Spies Like Us

Ep. 181: Comedian Pete Holmes and journalist Matti Friedman

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Parsha in Progress Episode 17: Giving to the Needy

Parshat Emor: What does charity mean?

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Mom’s the Word

Ep. 180: ‘Workin’ Moms’ creator and star Catherine Reitman, Jewish Women’s Archive executive director Judith Rosenbaum, and The Not Mom founder Karen Malone Wright

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In the Bag

Ep. 179: Designer Rebecca Minkoff, podcaster Gretchen Rubin, and novelist Moriel Rothman-Zecher, plus Jewish Iditarod finisher Blair Braverman

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Parsha in Progress Episode 16: Offloading of Sins

Parshat Achrei Mot: How can the Torah help us grapple with guilt and forgiveness?

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A Very Unorthodox Passover

Ep. 178: Instant Pot brisket, cannabis Seders, vegetarian Seders, the ‘Rugrats’ Passover special, and Moroccan Mimouna celebrations

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Parsha in Progress Episode 15: Broken Tablets

Passover Torah Reading: Are second chances always second best?

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What’s in a Name?

Ep. 177: Jewish name changes and the real story about Ellis Island

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Couch Surfing

Ep. 176: Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb and Grateful Dead fanatic Harley Cohen

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