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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 235: Jews and Whiteness - Eric Goldstein

    Episode 235: Jews and Whiteness - Eric Goldstein

    Eric Goldstein, author of The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity, joins Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg for a conversation exploring the history of American Jews and their relationship to whiteness. Their conversation looks at the ever-evolving relationship between particularism and universalism for American Jews, contemporary discourse around white Jews and Jews of Color, and more.

    • 51 min
    Episode 234: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice - Audrey Sasson

    Episode 234: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice - Audrey Sasson

    Audrey Sasson, Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, joins Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg for a conversation looking back on the origins of her organization, looking out at the present moment our society is facing, and looking forward, toward the Jewish (and global) future.

    • 53 min
    Episode 233: The Torah of Jews of Color - Arielle Korman, Mira Rivera

    Episode 233: The Torah of Jews of Color - Arielle Korman, Mira Rivera

    Arielle Korman and Mira Rivera, of Ammud: The Jews of Color Torah Academy, join Dan and Lex for a conversation Ammud and its work. They explore the importance and power of for-us-by-us spaces for Jews of Color, the excitement of blending traditional Jewish texts with contemporary struggles for justice, and more.

    • 47 min
    Episode 232: Why the Uncounted Count - Ilana Kaufman

    Episode 232: Why the Uncounted Count - Ilana Kaufman

    Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative, joins Dan and Lex for a conversation about confronting racism, better understanding Jewish history, and why -- when counting Jews -- we need to do so in ways that reflect our contemporary reality.

    • 56 min
    Episode 231: A JCC for JOCs - Yitz Jordan (Y-Love)

    Episode 231: A JCC for JOCs - Yitz Jordan (Y-Love)

    Yitz Jordan (also known as the hip-hop artist Y-Love), the co-founder of TribeHerald Media, joins Dan and Lex for a conversation about building online and offline communities that center Jews of Color.

    • 42 min
    Episode 230: Never Again Action - Tal Frieden, Becca Lubow

    Episode 230: Never Again Action - Tal Frieden, Becca Lubow

    Tal Frieden and Becca Lubow, two members of Never Again Action — a movement of thousands of Jews and allies fighting to end the United States’s cruel immigration policies — join Dan and Lex for a conversation reflecting on the first year of Never Again Action’s work. In doing so, they explore what it means to fight for justice through a Jewish lens, why the historic language of “Never Again” is so important, and why organizing that transcends generational divides can be particularly powerful.

    • 50 min

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Still wanted to leave a comment that you are my favorite Jewish podcast still! Love how in-depth your team is going into each subject.

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Such inspiring and provocative conversations that touch on what it is to be a person, to form intentional community, to brave a changing world with an understanding of the past that envisions a future both intentional and flexible. I’m glad I started listening late in the game because any day I want to be inspired to new thoughts and action, I have hundreds of episodes to choose from. I’m a two-years-in-the-making Jewish convert, and of all the material I’ve sought out in this time (books, podcasts, and more), Judaism Unbound shines brightest. Not only do I learn so much about the Jewish world and Jewish ways of thinking both cultural and spiritual - I feel welcome to participate and engage with these ideas and communities. Everything Dan, Lex, and their guests discuss truly inspires me and I hungrily listen every chance I get.

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