7 episodes

Every other week, Rabbi Ammi Hirsch hosts intellectually honest conversations unpacking current events through the lens of Jewish wisdom. Unbound by politics and untethered by party lines, Ammi and his expert guests discuss everything from race and antisemitism to all the other issues that keep you up at night. Recorded from New York’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, a historic Reform congregation deeply rooted in liberalism, support for Israel and social justice.

In These Times with Rabbi Ammi Hirsch Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Every other week, Rabbi Ammi Hirsch hosts intellectually honest conversations unpacking current events through the lens of Jewish wisdom. Unbound by politics and untethered by party lines, Ammi and his expert guests discuss everything from race and antisemitism to all the other issues that keep you up at night. Recorded from New York’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, a historic Reform congregation deeply rooted in liberalism, support for Israel and social justice.

    Yossi Klein Halevi

    Yossi Klein Halevi

    An eloquent advocate for peace and coexistence, Yossi Klein Halevi didn't start out that way. Hear how this former militant Jewish extremist is reaching across the divide to model a new kind of conversation between Jewish Israelis and Palestinians.


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    • 37 min
    Rachel Fish

    Rachel Fish

    What happens when universities prioritize the pursuit of social justice theories over the search for truth? Hear from scholar/warrior Dr. Rachel Fish, who has spent her career studying the decline of critical thought on American campuses and empowering students and faculty to fight against the pressure to conform.


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/in-these-times-with-rabbi-ammi-hirsch/donations

    • 38 min
    Jonathan Greenblatt

    Jonathan Greenblatt

    What would make a wildly successful entrepreneur switch gears and devote himself entirely to battling antisemitism? Hear how Jonathan Greenblatt went from Starbucks and the West Wing to the helm of the world’s leading anti-hate organization — the Anti-Defamation League — during these most challenging times for Jews in America.


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/in-these-times-with-rabbi-ammi-hirsch/donations

    • 47 min
    Eve Barlow

    Eve Barlow

    Eve Barlow was living her dream as one of the world's top music journalists when one simple tweet in support of Israel turned her world upside-down. Hear Eve's inspiring story of courage in the face of overwhelming hate — and learn how you can fight antisemitism and anti-Zionism online.


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/in-these-times-with-rabbi-ammi-hirsch/donations

    • 34 min
    Natan Sharansky

    Natan Sharansky

    He sought passage to Israel and he paid the price: nine years of hard labor in a Soviet prison. But the gulag only hardened his resolve. Hear Natan Sharansky's legendary story of Jewish resistance and his take on Russia's war against Ukraine.


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    • 31 min
    Hussein Aboubakr Mansour

    Hussein Aboubakr Mansour

    He was born in Cairo and raised in a traditional Arab Muslim family. But by the age of 11, Hussein Aboubakr Mansour became radicalized and aspired to jihadism. Hear the unusual story of one man’s journey from innocence to hate to political prisoner and ultimately, to life in America and steadfast support for Israel.


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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Rabbi John Rosove ,

A superb podcast

Rabbi Hirsch is a gifted interviewer and speaker and all of his guests so far are worth hearing. This is an excellent podcast and worth sharing with your friends who care about liberal Judaism in America, social justice, the growth of antisemitism, the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Rabbi Hirsch’s summations after his interviews are eloquent and important.

Didi Gilbert ,

Nathan Sharansky.

Fascinating and informative discussion! Looking forward to your next InnThese Times Podcasts!
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Shavuot Sameach !

ania480 ,

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