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The B'nai B'rith International Podcast is a space to hold frank and interesting conversations with the organization's experts on staff. Topics discussed include B'nai B'rith's advocacy efforts, commitment to the nation’s seniors, humanitarian relief work and the organization’s history.

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The B'nai B'rith International Podcast is a space to hold frank and interesting conversations with the organization's experts on staff. Topics discussed include B'nai B'rith's advocacy efforts, commitment to the nation’s seniors, humanitarian relief work and the organization’s history.

    The Life and Times of Daniel Mendoza, Jewish Sporting Superstar Who Was Well Ahead of His Time

    The Life and Times of Daniel Mendoza, Jewish Sporting Superstar Who Was Well Ahead of His Time

    Host CEO Dan Mariaschin talks with Wynn Wheldon, author of "The Fighting Jew: The Life and Times of Daniel Mendoza." The two speak about Wheldon's biography of Mendoza, boxing champion of England from 1792-1795 and Jewish sporting superstar who was well ahead of his time.

    • 30 min
    Professor Yossi Shain on the "Israelization" of Judaism

    Professor Yossi Shain on the "Israelization" of Judaism

    Professor Yossi Shain joins host CEO Dan Mariaschin to discuss the ideas and inspiration behind Shain's best-selling book, "The Israeli Century and the Israelization of Judaism." Shain is one of the world's leading scholars on diasporas. In their conversation, Mariaschin and Shain discuss what Shain means by "Israelization," how Israeli Jewish identity has changed in the 21st century and the future of American Jewry in the face of increased anti-Semitism. They also talk about what decades of war and terrorism have done to the Israeli psyche. "The Israeli Century and the Israelization of Judaism" will be available in English later in 2020.

    • 32 min
    Professor Nancy Sinkoff, Author of the Groundbreaking Biography "From Left to Right"

    Professor Nancy Sinkoff, Author of the Groundbreaking Biography "From Left to Right"

    Professor Nancy Sinkoff joins host CEO Dan Mariaschin to discuss her new book, "From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History." In her book, Sinkoff examines the life of Lucy Dawidowicz, intellectual and pioneer historian in the field that is now called Holocaust studies. Mariaschin and Sinkoff speak about her decision to write about Dawidowicz and what she discovered about her subject along the way. They also talk about Dawidowicz's attitude toward feminism and how it may have affected the way her thoughts and writing are evaluated today.
    Sinkoff is an award-winning author and is Academic Director of the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and associate professor of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers—New Brunswick.

    • 36 min
    Critically Acclaimed Cartoonist Ben Katchor, Author of "The Dairy Restaurant"

    Critically Acclaimed Cartoonist Ben Katchor, Author of "The Dairy Restaurant"

    Renowned cartoonist Ben Katchor sits down with host CEO Dan Mariaschin to discuss his new book, "The Dairy Restaurant." In their conversation, Mariaschin and Katchor explore the history and cultural significance of dairy restaurants, establishments that used to be cornerstones of New York's Jewish community. They also talk about what inspired Katchor to write about dairy restaurants, as well as the extent of his research, why dairy restaurants were so important at their peak and how they have impacted modern Jewish food experiences.

    • 31 min
    The Jerusalem Post's Omri Nahmias and B'nai B'rith's Alan Schneider on Israel's New Unity Government

    The Jerusalem Post's Omri Nahmias and B'nai B'rith's Alan Schneider on Israel's New Unity Government

    Host CEO Dan Mariaschin speaks with The Jerusalem Post's Omri Nahmias and Director of B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem Alan Schneider about how Israel’s rival political leaders Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Speaker of the Knesset Benny Gantz came to an agreement to form a unity government during the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 22 min
    The Jerusalem Post's Seth Frantzman on the Fall of ISIS and Coronavirus' Impact in the Middle East

    The Jerusalem Post's Seth Frantzman on the Fall of ISIS and Coronavirus' Impact in the Middle East

    Seth Frantzman, Oped Editor and Middle East affairs analyst at The Jerusalem Post joins host CEO Dan Mariaschin to discuss his new book, “After Isis: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East.” In their conversation, Frantzman talks about how his experiences reporting in the Middle East have shaped his analysis of events on the ground in an area known as a “tough neighborhood.” Mariaschin and Frantzman also take a deeper look at how the coronavirus has impacted the dynamics in the region, from oil prices to war zones to Iranian hegemonism, and what the region may look like after the pandemic has subsided.

    • 31 min

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