A podcast featuring interviews and in-depth discussion of new research and enduring debates about Jewish history and culture and why it matters.


Small Objects, Big Lessons: The Art of the Jewish Family with Laura Arnold Leibman

Laura Arnold Leibman joins us to talk about early American Jewish history and material culture, and the big lessons that we learn from looking at a handful of small objects which she studies in her recent book The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects. Listen in for our conversation about how material objects and material culture illuminate our understanding of American Jewish history, and why it matters.

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We Are All Implicated in Violence and Oppression, Both Historical and Present-Day: A Conversation with Michael Rothberg

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreListen in for an important conversation with Michael Rothberg about how we understand violence—both in history and in

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Why Jewish Books and Libraries Matter with Joshua Teplitsky

Joshua Teplitsky joins us to discuss his book Prince of the Press and the broader issue of the history of Jewish books and book collecting. Prince of the Press is a fantastic book, and it opens up a great set of issues about the meaning of books and libraries in Jewish culture, the process of accumulating and transmitting Jewish learning over the generations, as well as how we understand Jewish life in early modern Europe in the widest terms.

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