Jewish Daily Forward Podcast
Summary: The Forward’s podcasts are the "Reporters' Roundtable," a weekly conversation between Forward staff about the most pressing issues in the Jewish world, hosted by Josh Nathan-Kazis, and "Yid Lit," a biweekly series interviewing acclaimed authors of literary fiction and nonfiction, hosted by Allison Yarrow. The "Reporters’ Roundtable" discusses topics like the growing rent protests in Israel, debate over the call to promote "peoplehood" within the Jewish community and the increasingly significant and yet fraught relationship between the Jewish and Latino communities in America. "Yid Lit" has interviewed more than 30 notable authors including National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss, New Yorker magazine “20 under 40” fiction writers Gary Shteyngart and Nicole Krauss and British writer and Orange Prize winner Linda Grant.
While most German studies of the Holocaust center on the perpetrators, a new wave of historians are focusing on the victims. Andrea Löw’s new book takes a personal look at the Warsaw Ghetto.
THIS WEEK: How employees pilfered $57 million meant for Holocaust victims; the changing nature of the American rabbinate; Marc Maron’s new TV show.
THIS WEEK Staffers discuss the past, present and future of the ADL; a rogue scientist takes aim at the theory that Jews are a race; Is Gwyneth Paltrow the most beautiful woman in the world?
THIS WEEK: Staffers look at the Jewish communal response to sex trafficking; why one Orthodox town is getting huge internet subsidies and six word memoirs about your mom.
THIS WEEK: A compromise for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall; how one rabbis crossed denominational lines to help another; how to handle Hezbollah’s paperwork; the problem with Vice magazine’s new TV show.
THIS WEEK: How to survive Passover; Why we will be celebrating the past 100 years for the next 100 years.
THIS WEEK: Staffers discuss the Forward’s list of inspirational rabbis, how Obama is doing in Israel and how Newark looks on a Philip Roth bus tour.
THIS WEEK: What are the responsibilities of Jewish day schools to children with special needs; the curious rise of gluten-free matzo.
THIS WEEK: States move to extend the window on child sex abuse lLawsuits; was AIPAC boring this year?
This Week: Staffers discuss the ongoing abuse scandal ay Yeshiva University and why the notion of the “Israel Lobby” seems to have hit the mainstream.
This Week: A tent city in Lakewood, NJ pits the powerful Orthodox community against 100 homeless residents; How to deal with a case of anti-Semitic cyber-stalking? Write a book.
Philip Roth answers your burning questions, a new program called BootyCall Israel brings young Jews ‘together’ and is Hollywood’s love affair with the Holocaust over?
FORWARD PODCAST: Is Israel’s relationship with guns an argument for gun control in the U.S.? Are Palestinian textbooks a good reason to avoid peace talks?
THIS WEEK: Some mohels resist circumcision rules. Who’s cleaning up on dubious libraries? Plea to save the New York bagel.
THIS WEEK: Why all the predictions about the Israeli election were wrong; is a 103 sentence too long?