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.
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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...
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.