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The Jewish Lives Podcast

The Jewish Lives Podcast

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The Jewish Lives Podcast is a monthly show that explores the lives of influential Jewish figures. Hosted by Alessandra Wollner, each episode includes an interview with an acclaimed Jewish Lives author. Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of biography published by Yale University Press and the Leon ...more
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SPINOZA
Baruch (Benedictus) Spinoza (1632–1677) was a radica... more
Jan 29 2024 17m
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RABBI AKIVA
Born in the Land of Israel around the year 50 C.E., ... more
Dec 22 2023 21m
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AMOS OZ
Amos Oz (1939–2018) was one of Israel’s most prolifi... more
Oct 23 2023 28m
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GROUCHO MARX
Born Julius Marx in 1890, the brilliant comic actor ... more
Sep 27 2023 15m
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BETTY FRIEDAN
The feminist writer and activist Betty Friedan (1921... more
Aug 29 2023 19m
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GERSHOM SCHOLEM
Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) was one of the most infl... more
Jul 24 2023 20m
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WALTHER RATHENAU
Both thoroughly German and unabashedly Jewish, Walth... more
Jun 26 2023 17m
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SOLOMON
Tradition has it that King Solomon knew everything t... more
May 24 2023 20m
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ELIE WIESEL
Elie Wiesel is the author of the seminal Holocaust m... more
Apr 20 2023 19m
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MEL BROOKS
Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn in 1926... more
Mar 22 2023 15m
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JEROME ROBBINS
Born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz, Jerome Robbins (1918–... more
Feb 24 2023 25m
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WARNER BROS.
The Warner Brothers—Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack—arr... more
Jan 23 2023 23m
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LEON TROTSKY
Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in southern Ukraine, L... more
Dec 23 2022 24m
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ARTHUR MILLER
Most famous for All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, an... more
Nov 29 2022 23m
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SIDNEY REILLY
Said to be the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s iconic ... more
Oct 31 2022 19m
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RUTH
The Book of Ruth offers a vibrant portrait of a fore... more
Sep 28 2022 18m
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ALFRED STIEGLITZ
Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was an enormously influ... more
Aug 22 2022 15m
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MARTIN BUBER
Martin Buber (1878–1965) was a seminal modern Jewish... more
Jul 21 2022 20m
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LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Join us with composer Allen Shawn, author of Leonard... more
Jun 29 2022 21m
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FREUD
Join us with Adam Phillips, one of the world’s forem... more
May 25 2022 21m
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JABOTINSKY
Few figures in twentieth-century Jewish life were qu... more
May 2 2022 18m
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ELIJAH
Join us and explore the story of the prophet Elijah’... more
Mar 28 2022 19m
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ADMIRAL HYMAN RICKOVER
Join us for a riveting exploration of the brilliant,... more
Feb 16 2022 23m
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YITZHAK RABIN
Explore an insider’s perspective on the life and inf... more
Jan 19 2022 21m
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STEVEN SPIELBERG
Jaws. Jurassic Park. Schindler’s List. Join us as we... more
Dec 22 2021 20m
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