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Listen in as Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg analyze pressing issues for 21st century American Judaism. Mixing their own analysis with interviews of leading thinkers, practitioners, and even "regular Jews," Dan and Lex look to push past the bounds of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.

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Listen in as Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg analyze pressing issues for 21st century American Judaism. Mixing their own analysis with interviews of leading thinkers, practitioners, and even "regular Jews," Dan and Lex look to push past the bounds of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.

You can support Judaism Unbound at www.JudaismUnbound.com/donate.

    Episode 241: At The Well - Sarah Waxman

    Episode 241: At The Well - Sarah Waxman

    Sarah Waxman, founder of At The Well, joins Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg for a conversation about Rosh Chodesh (the Jewish practice of marking a new month), its relationship to women's spirituality, and At The Well's work to empower women in experiencing this sacred monthly moment with one another.

    • 53 min
    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch III - Popularity and Prejudice

    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch III - Popularity and Prejudice

    Bovo-Buch: Chivalric Romance, Cultural Collision is a four-episode podcast series produced by theatre dybbuk, presented in collaboration with Judaism Unbound.

    Bovo-Buch is Elia Levita's 16th century Yiddish adaptation of the popular Italian chivalric romance Bovo d’Antona. The book was extremely popular among Jewish communities of the time, and is an example of the cultural convergence that occurs when a narrative is adapted into a new context. Our mini-series is a combination of scholarship around the book and its history – led by Erith Jaffe-Berg in conversation with Aaron Henne – and performed readings of the text by actors from theatre dybbuk.

    In this episode, the 4th of four, the focus is on the book’s reach and popularity, as well as the problematic nature of its relationship to its Muslim characters, and the divisions among the Jewish communities of Northern Italy.

    Learn more about theatre dybbuk by heading to www.theatredybbuk.org.

    • 42 min
    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch II - The Women and Their World

    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch II - The Women and Their World

    Bovo-Buch: Chivalric Romance, Cultural Collision is a four-episode podcast series produced by theatre dybbuk, presented in collaboration with Judaism Unbound.

    Bovo-Buch is Elia Levita's 16th century Yiddish adaptation of the popular Italian chivalric romance Bovo d’Antona. The book was extremely popular among Jewish communities of the time, and is an example of the cultural convergence that occurs when a narrative is adapted into a new context. Our three episode podcast is a combination of scholarship around the book and its history – led by Erith Jaffe-Berg in conversation with Aaron Henne – and performed readings of the text by actors from theatre dybbuk.

    In this episode, the 3rd of four, the focus is on investigating the social roles of both the women in the story and its female readership, as well as the sexual and gender dynamics present in the text. The remaining episode in this series will be released on September 23rd.

    Learn more about theatre dybbuk by heading to www.theatredybbuk.org.

    • 50 min
    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch I - Story and Society

    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch I - Story and Society

    Bovo-Buch: Chivalric Romance, Cultural Collision is a four-episode podcast series produced by theatre dybbuk, presented in collaboration with Judaism Unbound.

    Bovo-Buch is Elia Levita's 16th century Yiddish adaptation of the popular Italian chivalric romance Bovo d’Antona. The book was extremely popular among Jewish communities of the time, and is an example of the cultural convergence that occurs when a narrative is adapted into a new context. Our three episode podcast is a combination of scholarship around the book and its history – led by Erith Jaffe-Berg in conversation with Aaron Henne – and performed readings of the text by actors from theatre dybbuk.

    In this episode, the 2nd of four, the focus is on the content of the book itself and the context within which it was created, illuminating the cultural forces at work in both the story and the society. The remaining two episodes in this series will be released on consecutive days: September 22nd and 23rd.

    Learn more about theatre dybbuk by heading to www.theatredybbuk.org.

    • 47 min
    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch, a Yiddish Don Quixote - Aaron Henne, Erith Jaffe-Berg

    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch, a Yiddish Don Quixote - Aaron Henne, Erith Jaffe-Berg

    Aaron Henne and Erith Jaffe-Berg join Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg to kick-off a 4-part bonus series of Judaism Unbound, in partnership with Theatre Dybbuk, exploring and experiencing Bovo Buch, a 16th-century chivalric romance, written in Yiddish (yes, you read that right!).

    The remaining three episodes in this series will be released on consecutive days: September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

    Learn more about Theatre Dybbuk by heading to www.TheatreDybbuk.org.

    • 36 min
    Episode 240: Hebrew Priestesses - Jill Hammer, Taya Shere

    Episode 240: Hebrew Priestesses - Jill Hammer, Taya Shere

    Jill Hammer and Taya Shere, co-founders of Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, join Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg for a conversation about the old, the new, and the ways in which Kohenet's work blurs the line between the two.

    • 50 min

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