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August 23, 2022 46 min

Bret Stephens and Andrés Spokoiny: Fostering Jewish Conversations

SAPIR Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens talks with JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny about the importance and limits of civil debate and making room for a diversity of opinions in a time of polarization and echo chambers.

Hosted by JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny, “What Gives” is a space for exploring and debating the ideas that matter in philanthropy and the Jewish community. 

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May 23, 2022 59 min

S5E3: Rachel Fish

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens invites Rachel Fish to discuss her article on anti-Zionism in the academy and what we can do to fight back.

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May 3, 2022 90 MIN

So You Want to Be a Zionist : Blake Flayton and Kylie Unell

Being a proud Zionist seems more daunting than ever. Supporters of Israel must often reckon with the possible repercussions of expressing this part of their identity, especially on college campuses and in young-adult circles. In honor of Yom HaAtzma’ut, Blake Flayton and Kylie Unell discuss navigating these complexities and share insights on how the next generation is paving the way to be loudly and proudly Zionist.

April 19, 2022 62 min

S5E1: Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

How do we ensure that Judaism is carried on from generation to generation? In his article for the third issue of SAPIR, Rabbi Cosgrove identified a path forward aimed at reinvigorating a searching American Jewry. “It is only by way of mitzvot, the positive acts of Jewish identification, the language and behaviors of the Jewish religion, that Judaism will survive,” he writes. “Mitzvot are the mystic chords, the commitments and commandments by which one Jew connects to another–and, belief permitting, to God.” Cosgrove and SAPIR Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens discussed this article and the ways the American Jewish community intersects with today’s cultural, social, and political issues in a live event at Park Avenue Synagogue.

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April 15, 2022 43 min

What can Non-Jewish Clergy Students Learn from Jewish Studies? : Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby joined The Biblical Mind podcast to discuss his SAPIR article, Jewish Study for Non-Jewish Clergy. He proposes a project of study with deep historical roots that would benefit clergy and anyone who takes religion seriously, not just as an abstract intellectual exercise.

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March 24, 2022 59 min

S4E4: Yossi Klein Halevi, Chloe Valdary, and Blake Flayton

In this fascinating conversation, Yossi Klein Halevi, Chloe Valdary, and Blake Flayton discuss the future of Zionism and the Jewish relationship with other communities.

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March 7, 2022 58 min

S4E3: Reuel Marc Gerecht

In this episode, Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former Iranian-targets officer in the Central Intelligence Agency and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies discusses his contribution to SAPIR, which examines how Iran’s path toward nuclear weapons might ultimately be stopped (and whether Israeli military action may be necessary).

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