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Conversations with people who love to think.

Conversations with people who love to think.
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Conversations with people who love to think.

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Rabbi Mordecai Finley: A deep dive into happiness

8/14/2018
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What is the Jewish take on happiness? It’s probably not what you think. Rabbi Mordecai Finley discusses his provocative essay in the Jewish Journal where he argues that Job was the happiest character in the Bible. Follow David Suissa on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:53:13

Howard Rosenman: Award-winning producer opens up

8/7/2018
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What’s it like to be a gay Israel lover in Hollywood? To act with Sean Penn? To be on top of your game at 74? Hollywood wunderkind Howard Rosenman shares his life’s scoops.

Duration:00:38:25

Marci Reiss: A crucial health issue no one wants to talk about

8/2/2018
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Marci Reiss is a medical researcher and activist who wants to help the world with their digestion-- and she's not afraid to talk about it.

Duration:00:28:40

Rabbi Aaron Lerner: How bad is it for pro-Israel students at UCLA?

7/26/2018
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UCLA Hillel Rabbi Aaron Lerner shares the ups and downs of being a pro-Israel activist on one of the world's most famous college campuses.

Duration:00:45:08

Rob Long: Hollywood writer talks Trump

7/18/2018
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Award-winning Hollywood showrunner Rob Long talks about happiness, craziness and, of course, Donald Trump. Follow Rob and Ricochet on Twitter

Duration:00:52:08

Hot Take: Howard Kaplan on his new film Damascus Cover

7/9/2018
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Howard Kaplan dives into his latest film Damascus Cover. The film is about an Israeli spy, Ari Ben-Zion, haunted by the death of his son, is recalled to Jerusalem after a failed attempt to bring a mole back to Israel alive. Unsure how many of its operatives have been exposed, the Mossad assigns Ari to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. While in Damascus, Ari’s loneliness is relieved by Kim, a young American photographer. Within days of his arrival his mission goes wrong...

Duration:00:23:32

Shana Meyerson: The Ten Commandments of Yoga

7/8/2018
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Yogini Shana Meyerson unpacks her journey into yoga and how it changed her life. Shana runs yoga programs for people of all ages including a weekly class for children on the autism spectrum called Mini Yogis. If you book a class with Shana and mention The David Suissa Podcast she will donate 10% to either The World Jewish Congress, Aipac or Stand With Us. Follow Shana on instagram or twitter @YOGAthletica

Duration:00:56:05

Gary Wexler: Are Jewish non-profits wasting their marketing dollars?

6/28/2018
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Marketing and advertising maven Gary Wexler shares his candid, and sometimes funny, thoughts on what's missing today in the Jewish world.

Duration:00:55:46

Salvador Litvak: Can Talmud change your life?

6/21/2018
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Hollywood filmmaker and Accidental Talmudist Salvador Litvak recounts his journey of how one moment of learning Talmud led to a million followers on Facebook.

Duration:00:55:48

Yossi Klein Halevi: On "dangerous curiosity," an impossible peace process and the value of conversation

6/11/2018
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Author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi talks about his New York Times bestselling book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, how it's starting to make waves in the Arab world and why he hopes to influence the Jewish conversation in America.

Duration:00:38:23

Samantha Nerove: Female Genital Mutilation is a crisis-- right here in America. Part one

6/5/2018
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A conversation with Army veteran Samantha Nerove, one of the first women to be deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm as an Army paratrooper. Recovering from PTSD, as founder and CEO of America Matters, Nerove now fights for other trauma victims, such as girls who are forced to undergo female genital mutilation. Nerove estimates that there half a million such victims, right here in America.

Duration:00:48:27

Netsanet Mengistu: Female Genital Mutilation is a crisis-- right here in America. Part two

6/5/2018
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A conversation with Netsanet Mengistu, who was forced to undergo female genital mutilation at the age of 10, in Ethiopia. Now she's teaming up with Samantha Nerove to fight the disease in America. Listen to her harrowing story.

Duration:00:28:23

Jon Voight: What makes him tick?

5/31/2018
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Academy Award winner Jon Voight opens up on his favorite movie roles and his lifelong love affair with the Jews.

Duration:01:13:26

Donniel Hartman: What keeps him up at night?

5/24/2018
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One of the leading Jewish intellectuals opens up on Jewish peoplehood and the complex issues surrounding his beloved Israel.

Duration:00:51:11

Gina Nahai: Fiction, non-fiction and #MeToo

5/17/2018
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Author Gina Nahai shares her thoughts on the intersection of fiction and non-fiction, and her frank take on the #MeToo movement. Nahai also touches on her new book and the powerful story of the Tehran Children. The “Tehran Children” is the name used to refer to a group of Polish Jewish children, mainly orphans, who escaped the Nazi German occupation of Poland.

Duration:00:45:37

Shmuel Rosner: In the Mideast, a dangerous summer ahead

5/10/2018
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Jewish Journal Political Editor and New York Times contributor Shmuel Rosner helps us make sense of a Middle East that is getting more dangerous and complicated by the day.

Duration:00:43:19

Amanda Berman: Can progressives also be Zionists?

5/3/2018
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Amanda Berman, founder of the Zioness movement, discusses the opposition liberal Zionists have faced within the progressive movement, and how her new movement is working to change that.

Duration:00:40:28

Gil Troy: Is there more than one Zionism?

4/26/2018
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Historian Gil Troy discusses his new book, The Zionist Ideas, which makes the case for Zionism as a multi-dimensional work in progress. He also weighs in on the Natalie Portman controversy.

Duration:00:50:30

Brooke Goldstein: Using the law to defend Israel

4/19/2018
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Brooke Goldstein has little patience for the whims of public relations. As founder of The Lawfare Project, she believes the best way to support Israel is through the long arm of the law.

Duration:00:31:46