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‘Achi’

A wild journey led two Orthodox brothers from the Bronx to a new life, a new homeland, a new lord, and—above all—each other

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Prep-ing for Hanukkah

Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan on preppy style and drag culture; Molly Yeh on her Hanukkah Food Network special; and One Day University’s Steven Schragis

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Parsha in Progress Episode 32: Loved and Unloved Wives

Parshat Vayetzei: When love is a true pain

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Breaking Bread

Ep. 205: Live from Detroit with Jackie Victor of Avalon International Breads and Phil Goldsmith of New York Bagel, plus a pilgrimage to Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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The Last ‘Rabbi’ of Baghdad

Jews have been in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half millennia. Today, the entire Jewish community of Baghdad can fit in a single car. In this special Thanksgiving bonus episode, a conversation between Mishy Harman and Emad Levy.

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Philadelphia Shel Zahav

Ep. 204: A visit to Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook’s Israeli restaurant, and a look at Parsha in Progress with Abigail Pogrebin

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By the Rivers of Babylon

A century ago, close to one-third of Baghdad’s population was Jewish. Today, just five Jews remain. We explore the story of Jews in Iraq, from Nahum the prophet to a Jerusalemite grandmother who became the unlikely champion of kidnapped Yazidi girls.

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Parsha in Progress Episode 31: Rebecca’s Well of Kindness

Parshat Chayei Sarah: The pain of holy interruptions

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The Rabbi and the Revolutionary

Ep. 203: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari, live from Stamford, Connecticut

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Unorthodox Unedited: Two Jews, Infinite Opinions

Liel Leibovitz and author and teacher Jay Michaelson discuss faith, politics, and life in this unedited conversation

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Parsha in Progress Episode 30: We Are All Abraham

Parshat Lech Lecha: How the divine promise of Israel lives on in Israeli politics

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Big Mouths

Ep. 202: Comedian and ‘Big Mouth’ creator Nick Kroll and ‘The Guest Book’ novelist Sarah Blake

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Parsha in Progress Episode 29: Wiping Out Humanity—God’s Regret?

Parshat Noach: The environmental cost of selfishness

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The Needle

In May 1960, the Mossad captured Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, and brought him to stand trial in Jerusalem. Why did the doctor who sedated the Nazi mastermind minimize his role in the saga—and what can that tell us about the legacy of WWII?

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Pittsburgh, One Year Later

Episode 201: Revisiting the Tree of Life massacre, speaking with survivors, and pondering Jewish notions of vengeance

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The 200th Episode

Jodi Kantor on ‘She Said’ and breaking the Harvey Weinstein story, and Peter Pomerantsev on disinformation and democracy

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Parsha in Progress Episode 28: End of the Mountain

Parshat V’zot HaBracha: The journey in the desert comes to an end

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Going Viral

Ep. 199: Live from San Francisco with Bari Weiss, author of ‘How to Fight Anti-Semitism,’ and Andrew Marantz, who covers online extremism for ‘The New Yorker’

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Explosive Confession: A Yom Kippur Special

Repentance, prayer, and charity, we are told, are our saving graces when Yom Kippur comes around. And, of course, confession is a big part of that trifecta. But do we still get the coveted brownie points if that confession took 30 years?

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The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia

Ep. 198: Celebrating the publication of our new book with help from some famous friends

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Parsha in Progress Episode 27: Can God Promise Sin?

Parshat Vayelech: What happens when God stops believing in his people

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Dear God: a Rosh Hashanah Special

The Jewish New Year is cleanup time—even at the Kotel

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The One With the Instagram Rabbis

Ep. 196: Modern Ritual’s Samantha Frank and Rena Singer, Saul Austerlitz on ‘Friends,’ and Wesleyan President Michael Roth

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Parsha in Progress Episode 26: On Fruits and Plaster

Parshat Ki Tavo: The Israelites prepare to enter the Land of Israel

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Love and Prizes

Ep. 195: Israeli writer Etgar Keret and Presbyterian Pastor Henry G. Brinton

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The Wall—Part IV: This Wall Is My Wall

In its final installment, our ‘Wall’ series comes full circle, back to where we began: the Kotel, where we’ll meet Jews who—in the name of their Judaism—have set off on a lifelong crusade

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Sababa Secrets

Ep. 194: Adeena Sussman’s new Israeli cookbook; Dani Shapiro’s memoir on family and identity

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Parsha in Progress Episode 25: The Kings and the Torah

Parshat Shoftim: Can lifelong learning make kings humble?

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Let’s Stay Together

Episode 193: Actress Michaela Watkins; historian Pamela Nadell on America’s Jewish women

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Unorthodox’s ‘Newish Jewish Encyclopedia’ Book Tour

Catch your favorite Jewish podcast hosts on the road in 2019-2020

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