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May 3, 2022 90 MINS

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 minS

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.

April 15, 2022 43 minS

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.

March 24, 2022 59 minS

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.

March 7, 2022 58 minS

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).

February 28, 2022 60 minS

S4E2: Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

In this episode, Sapir Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens interviews Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy, taking a deeper dive into their Sapir contribution on reimagining a gap year program in Israel for every young Jew.

February 15, 2022 62 minS

S4E1: Dara Horn

In this episode, Dara Horn and Bret Stephens discuss Horn’s contribution to our fourth issue – “Dreams for Living Jews.”

January 11, 2022 42 minS

Identity/Crisis Podcast: Yehuda Kurtzer and Bret Stephens

In this episode of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Identity/Crisis podcast, Yehuda Kurtzer chats with Sapir Journal Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens about the power of ideas to spark change. They examine topics in the US public discourse: meritocracy, wokeness, cancel culture, and antisemitism.

December 16, 2021 55 MinS

S3E4: Jonathan Rosenblum

In this episode, Jonathan Rosenblum and Bret Stephens discuss Rosenblum’s contribution to our third issue – “More Unites Us Than Divides Us: A Haredi Perspective.” We explore ideas that are already bringing Jews from a wide variety of backgrounds together in Israel, and whether some of those lessons might translate in America.