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Judaism Unbound

By Institute for the Next Jewish Future

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.

  1. 1.
    Episode 246: Priestessing Priestesses - Keshira HaLev Fife10/30/2020
    51:18
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    Episode 245: Her Torah - Yael Kanarek10/23/2020
    46:44
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    Episode 244: The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex - Lila Corwin Berman10/16/2020
    1:01:57
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    Episode 243: Organizing the Grassroots - Sheila Katz, Danya Ruttenberg10/09/2020
    51:03
  5. 5.
    Episode 242: The New Jewish Canon - Yehuda Kurtzer, Claire Sufrin10/02/2020
    1:00:31
  6. 6.
    Episode 241: At The Well - Sarah Waxman09/25/2020
    53:13
  7. 7.
    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch III - Popularity and Prejudice09/23/2020
    42:22
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    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch II - The Women and Their World09/22/2020
    50:25
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    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch I - Story and Society09/21/2020
    47:21
  2. 10.
    Bonus Episode: Bovo-Buch, a Yiddish Don Quixote - Aaron Henne, Erith Jaffe-Berg09/20/2020
    36:52
  3. 11.
    Episode 240: Hebrew Priestesses - Jill Hammer, Taya Shere09/18/2020
    50:33
  4. 12.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #12 - Prepping for the Holi-Year09/13/2020
    20:22
  5. 13.
    Episode 239: Isaac Unbound - Aaron Koller09/11/2020
    57:15
  6. 14.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #11 - A Time for "We"09/06/2020
    20:03
  7. 15.
    Episode 238: Jewish Women's Archive - Judith Rosenbaum09/04/2020
    50:48
  8. 16.
    Bonus Episode: Elul Unbound #10 - It's *All* Good08/30/2020
    15:13
  9. 17.
    Episode 237: America's Jewish Women - Pamela Nadell08/28/2020
    52:59
  10. 18.
    Bonus Episode: Elul Unbound #9 - Elul Now08/23/2020
    20:33
  11. 19.
    Episode 236: A Coat of Many Colors - Dan and Lex08/21/2020
    46:25
  12. 20.
    Episode 235: Jews and Whiteness - Eric Goldstein08/14/2020
    51:25
  13. 21.
    Episode 234: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice - Audrey Sasson08/07/2020
    53:12
  14. 22.
    Episode 233: The Torah of Jews of Color - Arielle Korman, Mira Rivera07/31/2020
    47:21
  15. 23.
    Episode 232: Why the Uncounted Count - Ilana Kaufman07/24/2020
    56:52
  16. 24.
    Episode 231: A JCC for JOCs - Yitz Jordan (Y-Love)07/17/2020
    42:07
  17. 25.
    Episode 230: Never Again Action - Tal Frieden, Becca Lubow07/10/2020
    50:47
  18. 26.
    Episode 229: Primary Experience - Dan and Lex07/03/2020
    51:41
  19. 27.
    Episode 228: The Cannabis Rabbi - James Kahn06/26/2020
    48:36
  20. 28.
    Episode 227: The Power of Ritual - Casper ter Kuile06/19/2020
    56:01
  21. 29.
    Episode 226: Resting the Land - Nati Passow06/12/2020
    46:56
  22. 30.
    Episode 225: Jewish Psychedelics - Zac Kamenetz06/05/2020
    1:03:29
  23. 31.
    Episode 224: A New Sinai - Dan and Lex05/28/2020
    48:47
  24. 32.
    Bonus Episode: Whose Judaism? - Becca Lubow05/25/2020
    41:42
  25. 33.
    Episode 223: Our Common Destiny - Sandy Cardin, Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi05/22/2020
    45:59
  26. 34.
    Episode 222: Emerging - Joshua Lesser05/15/2020
    45:54
  27. 35.
    Bonus Episode: Becoming Unorthodox - Michal Birnbaum, Tova Birnbaum05/13/2020
    44:55
  28. 36.
    Episode 221: Zooming Out - Steven Windmueller05/08/2020
    47:53
  29. 37.
    Bonus Episode: Evolving Mammals - Dan and Lex05/06/2020
    47:16
  30. 38.
    Episode 220: Viral Philanthropy - Lila Corwin Berman05/01/2020
    40:50
  31. 39.
    Bonus Episode: A New Planet - Dan and Lex04/29/2020
    50:22
  32. 40.
    Episode 219: Tools for the Journey - Amichai Lau-Lavie04/24/2020
    43:35
  33. 41.
    Bonus Episode: Realism and Hope - Dan and Lex04/21/2020
    51:16
  34. 42.
    Episode 218: A Book That Didn't Make It - Barbara Thiede04/17/2020
    41:23
  35. 43.
    Bonus Episode: Digital Shabbos - Dan and Lex04/15/2020
    48:20
  36. 44.
    Episode 217: jewishLIVE - Dan and Lex04/10/2020
    51:49
  37. 45.
    Episode 216: Pandemic Passover - Benay Lappe, Dan Libenson04/03/2020
    1:02:13
  38. 46.
    Episode 215: Passover Re-Imagined - Dan and Lex03/27/2020
    48:28
  39. 47.
    Episode 214: Finding a Jewish Voice - Kristin Eriko Posner03/20/2020
    54:02
  40. 48.
    Episode 213: Passover Your Way - Brian Field, Caryn Aviv03/13/2020
    45:02
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    Episode 212: Haggadot.com - Eileen Levinson03/06/2020
    50:18
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    Episode 211: The Passover Haggadah, a Biography - Vanessa Ochs02/28/2020
    50:40
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    Episode 210: Escape from Egypt - Dan Horwitz02/21/2020
    55:47
  44. 52.
    Episode 209: Wait...Soft Matzah? - Barry Dolinger, Naomi Baine02/14/2020
    56:37
  45. 53.
    Episode 208: Yiddish...Nu? - Dan and Lex02/07/2020
    50:13
  46. 54.
    Bonus Episode: A Pluralism of Necessity - Rena Yehuda Newman02/05/2020
    1:14:37
  47. 55.
    Episode 207: American History of Yiddish - Tony Michels01/31/2020
    46:11
  48. 56.
    Episode 206: "Practical" Isn't the Point - Sandy Fox01/24/2020
    52:21
  49. 57.
    Episode 205: A Yiddish Family - Asya Vaisman Schulman, Seb Schulman01/17/2020
    44:07
  50. 58.
    Episode 204: Confronting Yiddish Shame - Naomi Seidman01/10/2020
    46:08
  51. 59.
    Bonus Episode: Shmoozing About Yiddish (Dan on "The Shmooze" Podcast)01/07/2020
    34:00
  52. 60.
    Episode 203: Yiddish in America - Aaron Lansky01/03/2020
    44:51
  53. 61.
    Episode 202: The Texts are Dancing - Ruth Calderon12/27/2019
    48:29
  54. 62.
    Episode 201: Marathons and Sprints - Aaron Katler12/20/2019
    47:17
  55. 63.
    Episode 200: Educating Ourselves - Benay Lappe12/13/2019
    56:57
  56. 64.
    Episode 199: Learning Judaism - Abby Eisenberg12/06/2019
    45:23
  57. 65.
    Episode 198: Jews are People - Darren Kleinberg11/29/2019
    48:23
  58. 66.
    Episode 197: Religious Heresy - Jay Michaelson11/22/2019
    48:43
  59. 67.
    Episode 196: Becoming Eve - Abby Stein11/15/2019
    51:29
  60. 68.
    Episode 195: Judaisms? - Aaron Hahn Tapper11/08/2019
    56:55
  61. 69.
    Episode 194: Funding the Future - Barry Finestone, Josh Miller11/01/2019
    55:27
  62. 70.
    Episode 193: Overhauling Jewish Education - Dan Mendelsohn Aviv10/25/2019
    48:59
  63. 71.
    Episode 192: Online Jewish Learning - Danielle Eskow10/18/2019
    45:55
  64. 72.
    Episode 191: Jewish Kids Groups - Ana Robbins, Neshama Littman10/11/2019
    50:00
  65. 73.
    Episode 190: Jewish Camps, Jewish Utopias - Avi Orlow10/04/2019
    54:26
  66. 74.
    Bonus Episode: Emma Goldman - Judith Rosenbaum (American Jewish History #6)10/02/2019
    11:32
  67. 75.
    Bonus Episode: Irving Berlin - Judah Cohen (American Jewish History #5)10/02/2019
    13:13
  68. 76.
    Bonus Episode: Sheyndele the Cantor/Sheyndele di Chazante - Judah Cohen (American Jewish History #4)10/02/2019
    14:54
  69. 77.
    Episode 189: Six Days a Week - Tiffany Shlain09/27/2019
    45:28
  70. 78.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #8 - Uncertainty09/22/2019
    23:21
  71. 79.
    Episode 188: The Art of Jewish Education - Alicia Jo Rabins09/20/2019
    43:55
  72. 80.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #7 - Autumn09/15/2019
    14:51
  73. 81.
    Episode 187: Child-Centered Jewish Education - Rebecca Milder09/13/2019
    42:06
  74. 82.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #6 - Take a Breath09/08/2019
    15:00
  75. 83.
    Episode 186: Re-Imagining Jewish Education - Miriam Heller Stern09/06/2019
    47:15
  76. 84.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #5 - No Suitcase Required09/01/2019
    17:25
  77. 85.
    Episode 185: An Army of Translators - Sarah Hurwitz08/30/2019
    47:50
  78. 86.
    Episode 184: Disorganized Religion - Dan and Lex08/23/2019
    44:26
  79. 87.
    Episode 183: Intentional Community - Sara Levy Linden, Shira Rutman08/16/2019
    46:18
  80. 88.
    Episode 182: Judaism On Our Own Terms - Tal Frieden, August Kahn08/09/2019
    51:06
  81. 89.
    Episode 181: The New Synagogue Project - Joseph Berman, Lauren Spokane08/02/2019
    48:39
  82. 90.
    Episode 180: The Ritual Design Lab - Margaret Hagan, Kursat Ozenc07/26/2019
    51:19
  83. 91.
    Episode 179: The Jewish Polymath - David Zvi Kalman07/19/2019
    50:18
  84. 92.
    Episode 178: I-Wish-I-Had-This-Itis - Shira Stutman Part 207/12/2019
    45:07
  85. 93.
    Episode 177: Spreading the Good (Jewish) News - Shira Stutman Part 107/05/2019
    41:47
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    Episode 176: Wilderness Torah - Zelig Golden06/28/2019
    50:47
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    Episode 175: Becoming a Rabbi, on the Web - Sandy Zisser, Patrick Beaulier06/21/2019
    42:25
  88. 96.
    Episode 174: Tidying Up Judaism - Dan and Lex06/14/2019
    52:24
  89. 97.
    Bonus Episode: Humanistic Judaism at 5006/11/2019
    1:03:11
  90. 98.
    Episode 173: Fragments of The Brooklyn Talmud - Andrew Ramer06/07/2019
    43:59
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    Bonus Episode: Jewish Communal Singing -- David Fainsilber, Jessica Kate Meyer (Recorded Live at Hebrew College)06/05/2019
    39:47
  92. 100.
    Episode 172: Judaism with Purpose(s) - Ayalon Eliach05/31/2019
    47:35
  93. 101.
    Episode 171: Digesting Judaism - Rachel B. Gross05/24/2019
    49:56
  94. 102.
    Episode 170: Queering the Jewish Bookshelf - Noam Sienna05/17/2019
    48:41
  95. 103.
    Episode 169: Jewish Language - Sarah Bunin Benor05/10/2019
    53:15
  96. 104.
    Episode 168: American Mussar - Greg Marcus05/03/2019
    54:20
  97. 105.
    Episode 167: The Meaning of Mussar - David Jaffe04/25/2019
    48:39
  98. 106.
    Episode 166: The Freedom Seder - Arthur Waskow04/19/2019
    55:33
  99. 107.
    Episode 165: SecularSynagogue.com - Denise Handlarski04/12/2019
    54:56
  100. 108.
    Episode 164: Going, Jewishly - Leon Wiener Dow04/05/2019
    50:15
  101. 109.
    Episode 163: Collective Effervescence - Lizzi Heydemann03/29/2019
    48:34
  102. 110.
    Episode 162: 100% Black, 100% Jewish - MaNishtana03/22/2019
    44:30
  103. 111.
    Episode 161: The Zohar - Daniel Matt03/15/2019
    57:51
  104. 112.
    Bonus Episode: Museums and the Creative Challenge (Council of American Jewish Museums Conference)03/12/2019
    57:51
  105. 113.
    Episode 160: Open Temple - Lori Schneide Shapiro03/08/2019
    42:40
  106. 114.
    Episode 159: Judaism Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer03/01/2019
    39:46
  107. 115.
    Episode 158: Curating the Jewish Story - Ivy Barsky02/22/2019
    47:29
  108. 116.
    Bonus Episode: Levy's Jewish Rye - Beth Wenger (American Jewish History #3)02/20/2019
    10:33
  109. 117.
    Bonus Episode: B'nai B'rith - Deborah Dash Moore (American Jewish History #2)02/20/2019
    13:52
  110. 118.
    Bonus Episode: Jews in the Confederacy - Adam Mendelsohn (American Jewish History #1)02/20/2019
    14:55
  111. 119.
    Episode 157: Painting the Unpaintable - Yishai Jusidman02/15/2019
    41:37
  112. 120.
    Episode 156: Creating Jewish Theatre - Aaron Henne02/08/2019
    49:59
  113. 121.
    Episode 155: The Women's March - April Baskin, Yavilah McCoy, Abby Stein02/01/2019
    43:04
  114. 122.
    Episode 154: Ten New Commandments - Dan and Lex01/25/2019
    48:36
  115. 123.
    Episode 153: Fiction Between Worlds - Ruby Namdar01/18/2019
    45:52
  116. 124.
    Episode 152: Elie Wiesel's Classroom - Ariel Burger01/11/2019
    43:16
  117. 125.
    Episode 151: Judaism from a Transgender Perspective - Joy Ladin01/04/2019
    50:19
  118. 126.
    Episode 150: "Jews" of "No" "Religion"12/28/2018
    51:32
  119. 127.
    Episode 149: Judaism? - Daniel Boyarin12/21/2018
    42:50
  120. 128.
    Episode 148: Pennies for Heaven...and Building Upkeep - Dan Judson Part II12/14/2018
    41:56
  121. 129.
    Episode 147: From Selling Pews to Temple Dues - Dan Judson Part I12/07/2018
    45:31
  122. 130.
    Episode 146: The Jewish American Paradox - Robert Mnookin11/30/2018
    42:50
  123. 131.
    Episode 145: Studying Jews Differently - Tobin Belzer11/23/2018
    42:52
  124. 132.
    Episode 144: Beyond Chrismukkah - Samira Mehta11/16/2018
    45:52
  125. 133.
    Episode 143: Milk and Honeymoons - Avi Rubel, Mike Wise11/09/2018
    45:06
  126. 134.
    Episode 142: After Pittsburgh11/02/2018
    46:03
  127. 135.
    Mid-Week Episode: Antisemitism, Nativism, and Immigration - Eli Lederhendler10/29/2018
    26:28
  128. 136.
    Episode 141: Federations Facing the Future - Danny Grossman10/26/2018
    50:11
  129. 137.
    Episode 140: The Pew Study, Five Years Later - Leonard Saxe10/19/2018
    46:32
  130. 138.
    Episode 139: The Future of God10/12/2018
    42:32
  131. 139.
    Episode 138: God and Gender - Rachel Adler10/05/2018
    44:39
  132. 140.
    Episode 137: God of Love - Shai Held09/28/2018
    54:01
  133. 141.
    Episode 136: God? Optional - Judith Seid09/21/2018
    48:18
  134. 142.
    Episode 135: Putting God Second - Donniel Hartman09/14/2018
    47:12
  135. 143.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound - Afternoon Haftarah Reading09/12/2018
    18:07
  136. 144.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound - Afternoon Torah Reading09/12/2018
    12:16
  137. 145.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound - Morning Haftarah Reading09/12/2018
    11:56
  138. 146.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound - Morning Torah Reading09/12/2018
    12:34
  139. 147.
    Episode 134: God on a Desert Island - Andrew Hahn09/07/2018
    42:39
  140. 148.
    Bonus Episode: Rosh Hashanah Unbound - Day 1 Torah Reading09/06/2018
    10:17
  141. 149.
    Bonus Episode: Rosh Hashanah Unbound - Day 2 Haftarah Reading09/06/2018
    11:44
  142. 150.
    Bonus Episode: Rosh Hashanah Unbound - Day 1 Haftarah Reading09/06/2018
    12:33
  143. 151.
    Bonus Episode: Rosh Hashanah Unbound - Day 2 Torah Reading09/06/2018
    13:10
  144. 152.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #4 - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word09/02/2018
    18:59
  145. 153.
    Episode 133: God is One - Art Green08/31/2018
    49:52
  146. 154.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #3 - What's Love Got to Do With It? - The Song of Songs08/26/2018
    18:38
  147. 155.
    Episode 132: The God Gap - Eliana Light08/24/2018
    52:11
  148. 156.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #2 - A Wrinkle in (Jewish) Time08/19/2018
    19:45
  149. 157.
    Episode 131: Protesting God - Dov Weiss08/17/2018
    47:27
  150. 158.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #1 - Why is This Month Different From All Other Months?08/12/2018
    17:47
  151. 159.
    Episode 130: Israel-Optional Judaism08/10/2018
    49:04
  152. 160.
    Episode 129: Women of the Wall - Lesley Sachs, Susan Silverman08/03/2018
    41:51
  153. 161.
    Episode 128: Zionism 3.0 - Zack Bodner07/27/2018
    47:23
  154. 162.
    Bonus Episode: Unbounding Elul - Wendie Lash07/22/2018
    21:08
  155. 163.
    Episode 127: A Synagogue Without Flags - Brant Rosen07/20/2018
    44:09
  156. 164.
    Episode 126: Open Hillel - Rachel Sandalow-Ash, Eva Ackerman07/13/2018
    40:27
  157. 165.
    Episode 125: Complementary Zions - Zachary Schaffer07/06/2018
    48:58
  158. 166.
    Bonus Episode: Judaism Unbound on #TrendingJewish07/03/2018
    53:40
  159. 167.
    Episode 124: IfNotNow - Ilana Levinson, Jill Raney06/29/2018
    39:56
  160. 168.
    BREAKING NEWS: A State of Moral Emergency - Stosh Cotler06/22/2018
    38:13
  161. 169.
    Episode 123: The Religion of Israel06/22/2018
    49:43
  162. 170.
    Episode 122: Let's Talk About Israel - Sharon Kleinbaum06/15/2018
    43:19
  163. 171.
    Episode 121: Homecoming and Arrival - Yehuda Kurtzer06/08/2018
    47:24
  164. 172.
    Episode 120: A Less Toxic Conversation - Melissa Weintraub06/01/2018
    50:14
  165. 173.
    Episode 119: The Histories of Zionisms - Noam Pianko05/25/2018
    43:57
  166. 174.
    Episode 118: Trouble in the Tribe - Dov Waxman05/18/2018
    49:34
  167. 175.
    Episode 117: Israel and American Jews Today - Peter Beinart05/11/2018
    44:11
  168. 176.
    Episode 116: Passion05/04/2018
    45:47
  169. 177.
    Episode 115: Beloved - Sara Luria, Isaac Luria04/27/2018
    50:14
  170. 178.
    Episode 114: Sinai & Synapses - Geoffrey Mitelman04/20/2018
    46:56
  171. 179.
    Episode 113: Embrace the Weird - Miriam Terlinchamp04/13/2018
    50:02
  172. 180.
    Episode 112: The Flourishing Synagogue - Aaron Bisno, Harlan Stone04/06/2018
    46:34
  173. 181.
    Episode 111: Unaffilliated Affiliation - Debbie Bravo03/30/2018
    45:39
  174. 182.
    Episode 110: Glean - Elan Babchuck03/23/2018
    48:59
  175. 183.
    Bonus Episode: Dan Discusses The Orchard on The History in the Bible03/20/2018
    1:00:59
  176. 184.
    Episode 109: Open Doors03/16/2018
    48:01
  177. 185.
    Episode 108: The Jewish Studio Project - Adina Allen, Jeff Kasowitz03/09/2018
    47:56
  178. 186.
    Episode 107: Because Jewish - Dan Ain03/02/2018
    42:04
  179. 187.
    Bonus Episode: The Orchard - Dan Libenson03/01/2018
    47:44
  180. 188.
    Episode 106: Cohere - Ari Moffic02/23/2018
    46:51
  181. 189.
    Episode 105: The Well - Dan Horwitz02/16/2018
    48:13
  182. 190.
    Episode 104: The Open Dor Project - George Wielechowski02/09/2018
    41:37
  183. 191.
    Episode 103: The People's Judaism02/02/2018
    51:33
  184. 192.
    Bonus Episode: Trefa Banquet 2.0 - Alix Wall01/29/2018
    40:26
  185. 193.
    Episode 102: Studying Happiness - Tal Ben-Shahar01/26/2018
    43:48
  186. 194.
    Episode 101: Not Your Rabbis' Judaism - Barbara Thiede01/19/2018
    46:47
  187. 195.
    Episode 100: The Third Era - Irving "Yitz" Greenberg01/12/2018
    53:45
  188. 196.
    Episode 99: Regular Jews01/05/2018
    47:07
  189. 197.
    Episode 98: The Future of Torah - Brett Lockspeiser12/29/2017
    55:25
  190. 198.
    Episode 97: "Bad Jews" - Jenna Reback12/22/2017
    44:05
  191. 199.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 8...Unbound12/19/2017
    4:06
  192. 200.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 7...Unbound12/18/2017
    5:32

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