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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 Future of Jews in France and Israel

    The Future of Jews in France and Israel

    Journalist and media expert Eliana Gurfinkiel joins CEO Dan Mariaschin to talk about the decision of many Jews in France to make Aliyah and how they ultimately fare in Israeli society. Gurfinkiel and Mariaschin also discuss how French Jews are overcoming anti-Semitism and alienation in France and what French officials are doing to combat attacks on Jewish citizens and their long-standing institutions.
    Gurfinkiel produces a daily news program, various topical segments and a Jewish history show for Studio Qualita, the leading French speaking new media in Israel. She is also a strategic adviser for Contraste, a leading South American Jewish media platform that concentrates on encouraging Latin American Jews to further embrace their Jewish identity.
     
     

    • 34 min
    Honoring the Wisdom of Our Elders with Tiffany Woolf and Noam Dromi

    Honoring the Wisdom of Our Elders with Tiffany Woolf and Noam Dromi

    On this episode of our podcast, CEO Dan Mariaschin and Center for Senior Services Associate Director Janel Doughten sit down with Tiffany Woolf and Noam Dromi, co-creators of the digital series "Dispatches from Quarantine." Episodes of "Dispatches" focus on the life of older legends like Norman Lear, Ellyn Burstyn, Larry King and the late Carl Reiner. Woolf and Dromi speak about the inspiration for the series, important lessons from older people (both celebrities and those not in the public eye) and why we need to continue celebrating our seniors even after the COVID-19 pandemic calms down.

    • 40 min
    B'nai B'rith and CAM Launch the Students Speak Out Creative Video Contest to Help Combat Anti-Semitism

    B'nai B'rith and CAM Launch the Students Speak Out Creative Video Contest to Help Combat Anti-Semitism

    Together with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM), we recently launched a creative video contest to engage high school and undergraduate university students around the world in the fight against anti-Semitism. On this episode, host CEO Dan Mariaschin speaks with B'nai B'rith's own Program Director for Strategic Engagement Sienna Girgenti and CAM Director Sacha Roytman-Dratwa about the contest and why CAM and B'nai B'rith's partnership is an important tool for inspiring a new generation of activists against the world's oldest form of hatred – anti-Semitism.

    • 25 min
    ​Einat Wilf and Adi Schwartz on Confronting the False Idea of Palestinian "Right of Return"

    ​Einat Wilf and Adi Schwartz on Confronting the False Idea of Palestinian "Right of Return"

    Authors Einat Wilf and Adi Schwartz join host CEO Dan Mariaschin to break down their new book, "The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace." Mariaschin speaks with Wilf and Schwartz about how they view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why they view the notion of Palestinian “right to return” for Arab refugees to be an existential threat to the future of Israel as a Jewish state. They also explore how the refugee issue has become an obstacle to peace, as well as the myths and impediments preventing a peaceful solution between the two sides.
    Einat Wilf was a Member of Knesset from 2010 to 2013 for Independence and the Labor Party. She has been a senior fellow at Israeli think tanks, a foreign policy advisor to Shimon Peres and is the author of several books.
    Adi Schwartz is a Tel Aviv-based freelance researcher and journalist who is a former staff writer and senior editor for Haaretz. He has particular expertise on the Palestinian refugee issue.

    • 40 min
    COVID-19's Impact on Russian Foreign Policy and the Latest on Anti-Semitism in Europe

    COVID-19's Impact on Russian Foreign Policy and the Latest on Anti-Semitism in Europe

    Professor Sarah Fainberg joins host CEO Dan Mariaschin to talk about the coronavirus' impact on Russian foreign policy, the state of anti-Semitism in Europe and the latest developments in Ukraine. Fainberg also discusses how her father's role as a dissident in the Soviet Union informed her career and worldview.

    • 39 min
    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

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