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Roots and Boots

Ep. 140: Jewish food historian Michael Twitty, ‘Soccer Style’ author Simon Doonan, and Molly Yeh on her new Food Network show, ‘Girl Meets Farm’

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Mixtape Part IV: War, Peace, and Bumper Stickers

In our season finale, we explore two songs that—perhaps more than any others—capture the complex and intermingled nature of Israeli society: a military band’s hit that, in its afterlife, became an anthem for peace, and a rap tune penned by the country’s leading novelist

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Kung Fu Naches

Ep. 139: Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly on the martial-arts legend’s Jewish ancestry, Orthodox Rabbi Mike Moskowitz on becoming a scholar in residence at the world’s largest LGBTQ synagogue, and more

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Mixtape Part III: Eastward Bound

In a music scene dominated by Ashkenazi culture, Mizrahi singers had to patiently pave their way to the Israeli mainstream one song at a time. In Part III of our miniseries, we meet two Yemenite trailblazers, who took very different approaches to their heritage.

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People of the Book

Episode 138: Ruby Namdar on his newly translated novel, The Ruined House, and writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on what Philip Roth taught her about being an American Jew

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Mixtape Part II: Iron and Gold

We continue our musical journey through the intricacies of Israeli society. And this time we explore a song that, ever since the dramatic month that forever changed Israeli history, has become the soundtrack of the country: ‘Jerusalem of Gold.’

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Telling Truths

Ep. 137: Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,’ New York Times political reporter Astead Herndon

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Whither Thou Goest

Ruth the Moabite said she’d follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, anywhere, making her an enduring symbol of loyalty, faith, and determination. Just in time for Shavuot, when the Book of Ruth is read, we present three modern-day Ruth stories.

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The Conversion Episode

Ep. 136: In honor of Shavuot, stories from people around the globe who have chosen to be Jewish

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Motherhood, Burgers, and Bacon

Episode 135: Peninah Lamm Kaplansky on infertility and miscarriage in the Jewish community, Sister Julia Walsh on giving up motherhood for the church, and the granddaughter-grandmother duo behind the new documentary ‘Wendy’s Shabbat’

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Checks and Balances

Ep. 134: Sen. Joe Lieberman on life after politics, and Skyler Inman on podcasting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Knocked Out

Episode 133: Former Jehovah’s Witness Linda Curtis on being shunned by the religion, Rachel Simmons on empowering young girls today, and more

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Sabra Cadabra

Ep. 132: Celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday with chef Eyal Shani, singer Yael Deckelbaum, and writer and comedian Periel Aschenbrand

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Walk With Me, Unorthodox

Ep. 131: Actor Joshua Malina and composer Hrishikesh Hirway, hosts of The West Wing Weekly podcast

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Coming Out, Getting In

Just in time for Passover, Israel Story brings us the surprising tale of Payam Feili, an Iranian poet who journeyed out of his country, leaving behind almost everything but his identity, and is now searching for a new life in Zion

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Ask Unorthodox: Passover Edition

Ep. 130: Listener questions about scallion whipping and Christian Seders, humorist Adam Mansbach on comedic haggadot and the power of the Passover story, and more

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A Very Unorthodox Haggadah

Make this Seder different from all other Seders with a free Seder guide from the hosts of Tablet’s weekly podcast

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Snowfu

Ep. 129: Evangelical preacher turned humanist chaplain Bart Campolo drops by our snow day studio

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Leading the Pack

Ep. 128: Orthodox rabbinical student Leah Sarna and culture critic Lauren Oyler

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Candy for Salome

Ep. 127: Israeli food personality Gil Hovav on his new memoir and historian Alan Robert Ginsberg on the lost 1925 film Salome of the Tenements

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Winner’s Circle

Ep. 126: Film critic Jordan Hoffman on the Academy Awards, and CNN analyst Asha Rangappa on how being an FBI agent isn’t what it looks like on TV

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Netflix and Phil

Ep. 125: Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal’s new food series and DoubleX Gabfest co-host June Thomas on the future of podcasting

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How Do You Say ‘Podcast’ in Hebrew?

Now there’s a word for it…

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The Kids Are Alright

Ep. 124: Klezmer-rock band Golem, writer Molly Lambert on her grandmother’s exclusion from the 1936 Olympics, and a visit to a Hebrew language-focused elementary school in Harlem

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Across the Pond

Ep. 123: Live from Limmud, with vocalist and composer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Bloody Good Period founder Gabby Edlin

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Milk, Honey, and Sweet Mary Jane

Cannabis in the Holy Land is a booming business. Israel Story takes a deep dive into the world of Telegrass, the Israeli app that made buying weed as easy as ordering a pizza.

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Leaving the Nest

Ep. 122: Novelist Tova Mirvis on Leaving Modern Orthodoxy

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The Golden Rule

Ep. 121: Live from the Manhattan JCC, comedian Judy Gold and Jesuit priest James Martin

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A Conversation With Selfhelp, a Non-Profit Dedicated to Helping Holocaust Survivors

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Remembering and serving the 43,000 survivors living in the New York area

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The Big Q&A

Ep. 120: LGBTQ&A podcast host Jeffrey Masters and Anne Edelstein, author of Lifesaving for Beginners, plus Roy Moore’s ‘Jewish lawyer’

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