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From The Times of Israel, a weekly deep dive into the past, present, and future of the Land of Israel, the Jewish people, and beyond.

From The Times of Israel, a weekly deep dive into the past, present, and future of the Land of Israel, the Jewish people, and beyond.

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Jerusalem, Israel

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From The Times of Israel, a weekly deep dive into the past, present, and future of the Land of Israel, the Jewish people, and beyond.

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English


Episodes

Secret Holocaust poems set to music by survivor’s granddaughter

9/20/2022
We have a musical Times Will Tell this week with Lenka Lichtenberg, who talks about and shares songs from her new album “Thieves of Dreams: Songs of Theresienstadt's Secret Poetess.” Lichtenberg is a classically trained musician who grew up in the Czech Republic. Before eventually settling in Canada, she moved around Europe and dipped her toes in a variety of musical genres. Her eclectic musical background can be heard in her new project, which is based on poems that her grandmother Anna...

Duration:00:43:21

Counting Crows frontman says Israel 'tugs at me a lot'

9/14/2022
Adam Duritz has waited decades to play in Israel, a place that he loves, said the Counting Crows frontman in this Times Will Tell podcast ahead of his band's Wednesday night show in Ra'anana, outside Tel Aviv. Duritz visited Israel several times in his teens, hiking through Sinai, working on a kibbutz and later learning Torah in Jerusalem, a "powerful place" for him, he says. Yet Duritz hadn't returned to Israel since then, as he built his career and band, waiting for the right opportunity...

Duration:00:19:26

After writing the great Jewy-American novel, author Elyssa Friedland's back

9/6/2022
There are basically two categories for novelist Elyssa Friedland's work: Jewy and super-Jewy. Friedland has a new book out this week, “The Most Likely Club,” but many listeners will know her from two, very Jewy, earlier works, “Last Summer at the Golden Hotel” and "The Floating Feldmans.” Friedland has written two other novels and is looking forward to the publication of her first children’s book soon. Today, in addition to working on her own books, Friedland teaches novel writing at her...

Duration:00:28:55

What back to school looks like for two Israeli teachers

8/31/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, we speak with Tova Dagan and Yoni Nuriel, two high school and middle school teachers in Jerusalem as they prepare for Israel’s new school year that aims to begin September 1. Despite the annual threat of a countrywide teachers' strike, the two discuss their outlook on the Israeli educational system and what they want for their own classrooms this year. Dagan has been a homeroom teacher and is currently an...

Duration:00:31:14

'Just like in the movies,' say Israeli counselors of US sleep-away camp

8/17/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, we speak with two camp counselors, Israeli shlichim, the Hebrew term for emissaries, who were sent through the Jewish Agency this summer to work at Camp Ramah in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, where they spent two months caring for campers and working and meeting fellow staff members. The two staffers are Halleli Busheri and Tair Offir, who had their own family connections to Camp Ramah, the Conservative...

Duration:00:30:38

Craft coffee and chocolate maker sells for social impact

8/10/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, we speak with Jeff Abella, chief executive of Moka Origins, a kosher boutique coffee roaster and chocolate retailer based in Honesdale, PA, on the grounds of the Himalayan Institute, a yoga and meditation retreat in northeastern Pennsylvania. Abella and his staff of 15 roast and grind coffee and cocoa beans, creating their artisanal chocolates and coffee for a greater purpose. The products are part of the...

Duration:00:28:49

Film accelerator turns Israel from high-tech to content nation

8/3/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, we speak to two of the co-founders of New Legend, a pioneering company in the field of financing Israeli television content. After Israeli filmmakers and showrunners spent years chasing government funding and local production studios, New Legend has created a new model and venture for financing film and television projects, with backing from Israeli investment firm Meitav, which will tap into its network...

Duration:00:27:12

"Sababa" author Adeena Sussman talks camp culinary arts

7/26/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, we speak to culinary expert, cookbook author and chef Adeena Sussman, whose bestselling book 'Sababa' took Israeli cooking and translated it for the larger, global audience. We catch Sussman after a week of culinary arts workshops at a summer camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where she brought her homemade pita, hummus and roasted tomatoes, as well as fruity gazoz -- a fizzy soda water drink...

Duration:00:22:12

The sounds of world music, piyyut and falafel jazz sung by sisters

7/20/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week we’re speaking to Shani and Yahala Lachmish, a pair of sisters who are musicians, singers and composers, and have been singing onstage for most of their lives. The Lachmish sisters speak about their band, Tandu, a loose translation from the Aramaic term for togetherness, which recently released its first album, "Savtuna," named for their great-grandmother, the spiritual beacon of their family. Their music...

Duration:00:26:10

Law prof. breaks down Roe vs. Wade and a woman's right to choose in Israel

7/12/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week we’re speaking to Dr. Noya Rimalt, a professor of law at the University of Haifa who is at the forefront of the struggle for reproductive rights in Israel. Rimalt speaks about the history of abortions in Israel. Women can have abortions at local clinics and hospitals, but must undergo a complicated permissions process that often makes them seem "mad or bad," says Rimalt. She talks about her involvement in...

Duration:00:23:34

Author Faye Kellerman talks books, crime and characters

7/6/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week we’re speaking to bestselling author Faye Kellerman about her latest book, "The Hunt," the final installment in her Decker/Lazarus series, coming out next month. As usual, there’s some intense drama, plenty of crime, punishment and suspense in "The Hunt," as well as the usual details about the observant Jewish life led by Kellerman's beloved characters, Detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. Kellerman...

Duration:00:21:47

US evangelical support for Israel is neither monolithic nor certain, says prof

6/28/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week we’re speaking about evangelical support for Israel with Prof. Motti Inbari. Born, raised and educated in Israel, Motti is today a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. While most of his previous research has focussed on Jews, his forthcoming book, which was co-authored with Kirill Bumin, is “Christian Zionism of the Twenty-First Century: Evangelical Public Opinion...

Duration:00:32:12

Come for the cabbage, stay for the fennel, says kosher cooking maven Jamie Geller

6/22/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, we're speaking with Jamie Geller, often known as the Jewish Rachael Ray, who just published her eighth cookbook, "Farmer’s Kitchen Cookbook: 50 Recipes Celebrating Israel’s Veggies and their Growers." The cookbook features ten vegetables common to the Israeli kitchen, with guides on selecting, storing and cooking with them in 50 different recipes. Geller speaks about the process of writing the book during...

Duration:00:25:30

At 45, this Orthodox principal and father of four came out of the closet. What happened next?

6/15/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. Our guest this week is Dr. Mark Shinar, who captured the attention of host Amanda Borschel-Dan through his moving blog, “Broken roads: Leadership, authenticity and sexuality.” The blog discusses how, as an Orthodox father, husband and educator, he came out of the closet a year and a half ago. We’ll hear segments of the blog throughout the longer-than-usual episode. Shinar has been a Jewish day school administrator...

Duration:00:45:00

This feminist aims to make prayer, and higher education, more inclusive

6/8/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, host Jessica Steinberg speaks to Dr. Tova Hartman, dean of the faculty of humanities at the Ono Academic Campus and founder of the Shira Hadasha congregation in Jerusalem, the first of its kind, a religious community that combines a commitment to Jewish law, with a commitment to prayer and feminism. At the time, it drew a lot of criticism from many Orthodox rabbis who opposed having women lead prayer and...

Duration:00:35:38

Spielberg-produced documentary dissects 2016 terror attack

6/1/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, host Jessica Steinberg speaks to documentary filmmaker Tal Inbar and producer Nancy Spielberg, sister to Steven Spielberg, who premiered their new film, "Closed Circuit" at DocAviv, Tel Aviv’s annual documentary film festival. "Closed Circuits" uses security camera footage -- much of it taken on the night of the 2016 terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona market -- when two men in suits shot at a crowd eating...

Duration:00:28:17

In ancient Israel, a woman's place was in the home making beer

5/25/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly feature podcast. This week, host Amanda Borschel-Dan speaks with archaeologist Prof. Jennie Ebeling about women’s live in ancient Israel. In addition to leading and participating in archaeological excavations in Israel and Jordan, Ebeling is sculpting the next generation of scholars through her teaching at the University of Evansville in Indiana. She has written extensively about ancient food and drink technology which can offer a...

Duration:00:28:40

Pulitzer finalist Joshua Prager on 'The Family Roe' and America's abortion saga

5/18/2022
Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel's weekly feature podcast. This week, we speak with journalist Joshua Prager, the author of "The Family Roe: An American Story," which was a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. "The Family Roe" tells the larger story of abortion in America through focussing on the stories of "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey, and her three daughters -- including the baby she was carrying that spawned Roe V Wade. Our conversation was prompted...

Duration:00:30:26

BONUS: Author of satirical 'The Netanyahus' learns of Pulitzer win in Jerusalem

5/17/2022
Welcome to a bonus episode of Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel's weekly feature podcast. We're speaking with Joshua Cohen, the prize-winning author of "The Netanyahus, An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family," who is in Israel for the Writers Festival and a residency at Jerusalem's Mishkenot Sha'ananim. We speak about his fictionalization of the very famous political Israeli family and how he chose the Netanyahus as his focus...

Duration:00:27:19

Two educators teach us how to love a good argument

5/11/2022
Welcome to this week’s Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from the Times of Israel. This week, host Jessica Steinberg speaks with Abi Dauber Sterne and Robbie Gringras, two Israel-based educators and longtime professional collaborators who have just written a book, "Stories for the Sake of Argument," a collection of 24 tales designed to provoke disagreements about Israel. The aim is to teach readers more about themselves, each other, and the world at large, with a how-to book of stories...

Duration:00:24:28