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The Bagel Report is a pop-culture entertainment podcast featuring Jewish Journal Contributing Writer Esther D. Kustanowitz and Digital Content Manager Erin Ben-Moche. Each episode, these entertainment junkies discuss all things Jewish in the arts & entertainment world while exploring how Jewish identity is portrayed on the big and small screen. Follow us on social @estherk and @ebenmoche.
 
There are just way too many news stories to keep track of! My wife saw that I was too overwhelmed by all of it so she decided to send me a few stories she felt I should know about via email almost every single day--a condensed version of the news. On our show I showcase my top picks from the emails that she sends to me. ...and remember...listen to your wife....
 
WEISSOLOGY “I promise to always focus on ideology, not personality” ~ Jason Weisberg Weissology Podcast was created by 25 year Wall Street veteran Jason Weisberg as a platform to have open and honest conversations on finance, politics, and his passion for food/pizza. He brings unfiltered, factual, and educated thought together with solid financial advice at a much needed time in our country. JASON WEISBERG ~ Creator and Host Jason Weisberg is first and foremost a proud Jewish father of two g ...
 
Life before, during and after the holocaust with Buchenwald survivor, Melvin Federbush. In hour 5 of this series, he reveals his harrowing experiences while in Nazi occupied Poland. Melvin Federbush was born in Deblin, Poland, July 1923. He attended Cheder and Yeshiva as well as high school. Within eight days of Hitler's invasion of Poland, his parents and nine year old twin sisters were killed during a bombing attack. Melvin was taken prisoner during the Nazi occupation and forced to live i ...
 
Feed Me Bubbe as seen in the Wall Street Journal May 10th 2007 and ABC World News with Charles Gibson on 8/8/07 among other press. Bubbe is Yiddish for grandmother and this Bubbe is ready to show you the secret to her good cooking. Feed me Bubbe takes feeding grandchildren to a new level. What makes this different from the other feed is that the fans have spoken saying we need a version that works on your ipods and iphones and we have answered. If you are looking for a .mov version use the o ...
 
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What do shivas and b'nai mitzvah have in common? Bagels, of course, and this week, it's the new films "Shiva Baby" and "Donny's Bar Mitzvah" that are getting The Bagel Report treatment. While one film is subtle and intense, the other takes caricature to 11. The Bagels review them both and reflect on their own b'nai mitzvah and shiva experiences. Es…
 
Shmuel Rosner and Gadi Taub discuss Gadi's latest book: "Global Elites and National Citizens: The Attack of the Upper Classes on Israel's Democracy", now out in Hebrew. Gadi Taub is an Israeli historian, author, screenwriter and political commentator. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Communications at The…
 
Shmuel Rosner and Gayil Talshir discuss the 2021 Israeli election results and the reasons why they might signal the end of Benjamin Netanyahu's era. Gayil Talshir is a senior lecturer in political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with expertise in democratic theory, the party system, and civil society. Talshir earned a D.Phil. from the…
 
Sorry listeners, Esther and Erin don't have time to recap the 4-hour-long Snyder Cut this week because they have to prepare for Passover!!! Realizing they're still not ready, they stall and talk about Passover's past and share traditions, stories, special foods and other influences that define the holiday for their respective families. They also di…
 
Shmuel Rosner chats with Dr Rabbi Wayne Allen about his upcoming book: "Thinking about Good and Evil: Jewish Views from Antiquity to Modernity" - out in May. After being graduated from New York University with a B.A. in philosophy and Phi Beta Kappa, Rabbi Allen attended the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he earned a Masters degree in…
 
The Bagels welcome Julia Lester, one of the stars of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series." After some getting-to-know-you conversations and Jewish geography, we talk about her character Ashlyn on the Disney+ reboot and what it's like to be a part of the 15-year-old franchise. Erin geeks out with Julia over a cappella connections and Esthe…
 
After acknowledging the first anniversary of COVID hitting America, the Bagels are not getting ready for the Holiday of Matzah and are reviewing the Golden Globes. From virtual awards shows to what's newy and Jewy, Esther and Erin explore pop culture through their particular Jewish lens: highlighting the career of Shira Haas, sending good wishes to…
 
Shmuel Rosner and Natan Slifkin discuss his latest book, "Rationalism vs. Mysticism: Schisms in Traditional Jewish Thought." Natan Slifkin, popularly known as the "Zoo Rabbi", is a British-born Israeli Orthodox rabbi and director of the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh, Israel. He is best known for his interest in zoology, science…
 
Everybody knows Stan Lee, but nobody knows Stan Lee— except people like critically-acclaimed writer Abraham Riesman, who has written a new book about the late Marvel Comics founder. Riesman joins the Bagels to discuss "True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee," which shatters fans' assumptions about the life of the man who started out as Stanle…
 
On this edition, we introduce you to two creative innovators in their respective fields who released some incredible work last year, one in book form, the other as a musical recording. In the first half of the show, we hear from Veteran Public Radio journalist Maria Martin, the founding executive producer of the NPR show Latino USA, who’ll tell us …
 
Shmuel Rosner and Marc Rosenstein discuss his latest book, "Contested Utopia: Jewish Dreams and Israeli Realities," out soon. Marc Rosenstein is the Director Emeritus of the Israel Rabbinical Program at HUC-JIR's Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. He grew up in Highland Park, Illinois, and received a BA in biochemistry from Harvard College. He was o…
 
On this edition, we take a look at the Biden administration’s initial steps at developing an immigration policy agenda. As you may know, President Biden signed three executive orders in early February that he said would lead to a more "fair, orderly, humane" immigration system.” But is it enough? We spoke with Patrick Young, who served as an immigr…
 
Hold onto your invisible kippahs (especially while drinking water during the impeachment trial), because the Bagels are talking awards show nominations, challenging Hollywood to create more thoughtful Jewish portrayals, and wishing a mazal tov to Steven Spielberg on being named the Genesis Prize Laureate for 2021. Plus, Erin knows Broadway musicals…
 
Shmuel Rosner and guest Gershom Gorenberg discuss his latest book, "War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East." Gershom Gorenberg is an American-born Israeli journalist, and blogger, specializing in Middle Eastern politics and the interaction of religion and politics. He is currently a seni…
 
On this edition, we explore an issue that has had a particular impact on Long Island: criminal justice, street gangs, and the history of MS-13. First we present highlights of a special panel held at Hofstra University last October called The Gangs of Long Island: Mythmaking, Policymaking and the Origins of MS-13. The panel featured two guests who k…
 
Proud Bostonian and all-around-rockstar Variety Features Editor Malina Saval joins the Bagels for a deep dive into Jewish representation and how our names and our accents mark us. It's not just where we're from but possibly who we become. Is the "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" full of caricatures? What does it mean to "look Jewish"? And why "Let Them All T…
 
New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. Gabrielle Glaser talks about her new book, "Amer­i­can Baby: A Moth­er, a Child, and the Shad­ow His­to­ry of Adoption." Enjoy the conversation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.…
 
Shmuel Rosner and Leon Kass discuss Kass's latest book: "Founding God’s Nation: Reading Exodus". Leon R. Kass, M.D., Ph.D., is the Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and the Madden-Jewett Scholar Emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute. Follow Shmuel Rosner on…
 
New David Suissa Podcast Every Tuesday and Friday. One of the most fascinating chapters in the American Jewish story is the relationship between Jews and Blacks. It’s a complicated story, with many ups and downs. In today's "Curious Times" podcast, we focus on a promising development in this long story: a new initiative called the Black-Jewish Ente…
 
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