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Judaism Unbound

By Institute for the Next Jewish Future

Listen in as Dan Libenson and Lex Rofes 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.

  1. 1.
    Bonus Episode: Elul #1 - Why is This Month Different From All Other Months?12 August 2018
    17:47
  2. 2.
    Episode 130: Israel-Optional Judaism10 August 2018
    49:04
  3. 3.
    Episode 129: Women of the Wall - Lesley Sachs, Susan Silverman3 August 2018
    41:51
  4. 4.
    Episode 128: Zionism 3.0 - Zack Bodner27 July 2018
    47:31
  5. 5.
    Bonus Episode: Unbounding Elul - Wendie Lash22 July 2018
    14:10
  6. 6.
    Episode 127: A Synagogue Without Flags - Brant Rosen20 July 2018
    44:09
  7. 7.
    Episode 126: Open Hillel - Rachel Sandalow-Ash, Eva Ackerman13 July 2018
    40:27
  8. 8.
    Episode 125: Complementary Zions - Zachary Schaffer6 July 2018
    48:58
  1. 9.
    Bonus Episode: Judaism Unbound on #TrendingJewish3 July 2018
    53:40
  2. 10.
    Episode 124: IfNotNow - Ilana Levinson, Jill Raney29 June 2018
    39:56
  3. 11.
    BREAKING NEWS: A State of Moral Emergency - Stosh Cotler22 June 2018
    38:13
  4. 12.
    Episode 123: The Religion of Israel22 June 2018
    49:43
  5. 13.
    Episode 122: Let's Talk About Israel - Sharon Kleinbaum15 June 2018
    43:19
  6. 14.
    Episode 121: Homecoming and Arrival - Yehuda Kurtzer8 June 2018
    47:24
  7. 15.
    Episode 120: A Less Toxic Conversation - Melissa Weintraub1 June 2018
    50:14
  8. 16.
    Episode 119: The Histories of Zionisms - Noam Pianko25 May 2018
    43:57
  9. 17.
    Episode 118: Trouble in the Tribe - Dov Waxman18 May 2018
    49:34
  10. 18.
    Episode 117: Israel and American Jews Today - Peter Beinart11 May 2018
    44:11
  11. 19.
    Episode 116: Passion4 May 2018
    45:47
  12. 20.
    Episode 115: Beloved - Sara Luria, Isaac Luria27 April 2018
    50:14
  13. 21.
    Episode 114: Sinai & Synapses - Geoffrey Mitelman20 April 2018
    46:56
  14. 22.
    Episode 113: Embrace the Weird - Miriam Terlinchamp13 April 2018
    52:20
  15. 23.
    Episode 112: The Flourishing Synagogue - Aaron Bisno, Harlan Stone6 April 2018
    46:34
  16. 24.
    Episode 111: Unaffilliated Affiliation - Debbie Bravo30 March 2018
    45:39
  17. 25.
    Episode 110: Glean - Elan Babchuck23 March 2018
    48:59
  18. 26.
    Bonus Episode: Dan Discusses The Orchard on The History in the Bible20 March 2018
    1:00:59
  19. 27.
    Episode 109: Open Doors16 March 2018
    48:01
  20. 28.
    Episode 108: The Jewish Studio Project - Adina Allen, Jeff Kasowitz9 March 2018
    47:56
  21. 29.
    Episode 107: Because Jewish - Dan Ain2 March 2018
    42:04
  22. 30.
    Bonus Episode: The Orchard - Dan Libenson1 March 2018
    47:45
  23. 31.
    Episode 106: Cohere - Ari Moffic23 February 2018
    46:51
  24. 32.
    Episode 105: The Well - Dan Horwitz16 February 2018
    48:13
  25. 33.
    Episode 104: The Open Dor Project - George Wielechowski9 February 2018
    41:37
  26. 34.
    Episode 103: The People's Judaism2 February 2018
    51:33
  27. 35.
    Bonus Episode: Trefa Banquet 2.0 - Alix Wall29 January 2018
    40:26
  28. 36.
    Episode 102: Studying Happiness - Tal Ben-Shahar26 January 2018
    43:48
  29. 37.
    Episode 101: Not Your Rabbis' Judaism - Barbara Thiede19 January 2018
    46:47
  30. 38.
    Episode 100: The Third Era - Irving "Yitz" Greenberg12 January 2018
    53:45
  31. 39.
    Episode 99: Regular Jews5 January 2018
    47:07
  32. 40.
    Episode 98: The Future of Torah - Brett Lockspeiser29 December 2017
    55:25
  33. 41.
    Episode 97: "Bad Jews" - Jenna Reback22 December 2017
    44:05
  34. 42.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 8...Unbound19 December 2017
    4:06
  35. 43.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 7...Unbound18 December 2017
    5:32
  36. 44.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 6...Unbound17 December 2017
    5:41
  37. 45.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 5...Unbound16 December 2017
    5:10
  38. 46.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 4...Unbound15 December 2017
    4:15
  39. 47.
    Episode 96: ModernTribe - Amy Kritzer, Jennie Rivlin Roberts15 December 2017
    46:49
  40. 48.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 3...Unbound14 December 2017
    4:05
  41. 49.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 2...Unbound13 December 2017
    4:34
  42. 50.
    Bonus Episode: Hanukkah Night 1...Unbound12 December 2017
    6:34
  43. 51.
    Bonus Episodes: Hanukkah 201711 December 2017
    45:45
  44. 52.
    Episode 95: Doing Jewish For Yourself - Fredric Price8 December 2017
    49:22
  45. 53.
    Bonus Episode: The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler - Adam Goldberg, Jonathan Kesselman5 December 2017
    39:11
  46. 54.
    Episode 94: Reform Reflections1 December 2017
    44:43
  47. 55.
    Episode 93: Community of Communities - Rachel Timoner24 November 2017
    46:31
  48. 56.
    Bonus Episode: The Jewish Comics Anthology - Steven Bergson, Andy Stanleigh20 November 2017
    28:53
  49. 57.
    Episode 92: Reinventing Synagogue - Matt Gewirtz, Ben Spratt, Blair Albom17 November 2017
    49:53
  50. 58.
    Episode 91: Is This The Fast That I Have Chosen? - Jonah Pesner10 November 2017
    56:58
  51. 59.
    Episode 90: Audacious Hospitality - April Baskin3 November 2017
    58:21
  52. 60.
    Episode 89: Reform Judaism Today and Tomorrow - Rick Jacobs27 October 2017
    1:05:29
  53. 61.
    Episode 88: Reform or Revolution? - Daniel Freelander II20 October 2017
    46:08
  54. 62.
    Episode 87: Reforming Judaism - Daniel Freelander I13 October 2017
    49:15
  55. 63.
    Episode 86: We're the Jews We've Been Waiting For6 October 2017
    42:00
  56. 64.
    BREAKING NEWS: Yom Kippur...In a Beer Garden? - Aaron Potek4 October 2017
    57:52
  57. 65.
    Episode 85: B-Mitzvah Revolutions - Isa Aron29 September 2017
    43:53
  58. 66.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound25 September 2017
    51:37
  59. 67.
    Episode 84: The Jewish Catalog, Then and Now - Riv-Ellen Prell20 September 2017
    53:35
  60. 68.
    Episode 83: The Exodus - Richard Elliott Friedman15 September 2017
    46:12
  61. 69.
    Episode 82: The Happiness Prayer - Evan Moffic8 September 2017
    52:59
  62. 70.
    Episode 81: Diaspora Boy - Eli Valley1 September 2017
    45:49
  63. 71.
    Episode 80: Feeling the Burn25 August 2017
    48:04
  64. 72.
    Episode 79: Burning Mensch - Joel Stanley18 August 2017
    43:37
  65. 73.
    Episode 78: Burning Man - Jon Mitchell, Allie Wollner11 August 2017
    42:08
  66. 74.
    Episode 77: Folk Judaism4 August 2017
    48:13
  67. 75.
    Episode 76: The Project of Jewish Education - David Bryfman28 July 2017
    47:26
  68. 76.
    Episode 75: The Myth of Apolitical Judaism - Lila Corwin Berman21 July 2017
    48:00
  69. 77.
    Episode 74: Beyond Jewish Identity - Ari Y. Kelman14 July 2017
    43:59
  70. 78.
    Episode 73: Being Both - Susan Katz Miller7 July 2017
    44:47
  71. 79.
    Episode 72: The Power of Popular Culture - Randi Zuckerberg30 June 2017
    42:13
  72. 80.
    Episode 71: What's Judaism For?23 June 2017
    48:46
  73. 81.
    BREAKING NEWS - Intermarriage: Changing the Rules - Amichai Lau-Lavie20 June 2017
    45:30
  74. 82.
    Episode 70: After Ultra-Orthodoxy - Shulem Deen16 June 2017
    57:44
  75. 83.
    Bonus Episode: Judaism Unbound Meets History in the Bible12 June 2017
    1:02:44
  76. 84.
    Episode 69: Holy Rascals - Rami Shapiro8 June 2017
    47:32
  77. 85.
    Episode 68: Rabbis Without Borders - Rebecca Sirbu2 June 2017
    47:22
  78. 86.
    Bonus Episode: Shavuot Part IV - The Book of Ruth28 May 2017
    16:28
  79. 87.
    Bonus Episode: Shavuot Part III - What's the Deal with the Dairy?28 May 2017
    12:40
  80. 88.
    Bonus Episode: Shavuot Part II - The Future of Shavuot28 May 2017
    16:13
  81. 89.
    Bonus Episode: Shavuot Part I - What The Heck is Shavuot?28 May 2017
    14:31
  82. 90.
    Episode 67: Seven Weeks in Silicon Valley26 May 2017
    44:15
  83. 91.
    Bonus Episode: Dan and Lex on Bad Jew Weekly (S1Ep25)22 May 2017
    1:18:23
  84. 92.
    Episode 66: Jewish? Community? Center? - Zack Bodner19 May 2017
    47:03
  85. 93.
    Episode 65: Investing in the Future - Oren Zeev12 May 2017
    41:40
  86. 94.
    Episode 64: Judaism By Design - Jesse Dorogusker5 May 2017
    44:21
  87. 95.
    Bonus Episode: Lex's ELI Talk (Migrating Judaism: The Internet Movement)2 May 2017
    35:14
  88. 96.
    Episode 63: JewTube - Oona King28 April 2017
    50:09
  89. 97.
    Episode 62: The Geography of Jewish Genius - Eric Weiner21 April 2017
    46:35
  90. 98.
    Episode 61: Wandering in the Wilderness - Zack Bodner, Tova Birnbaum14 April 2017
    44:48
  91. 99.
    Holidays Unbound Episode 4: Passover Part III - The Passover Seder (Abigail Pogrebin, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Vanessa Ochs, Justin Goldstein)7 April 2017
    57:42
  92. 100.
    Episode 60: The Future is Already Here7 April 2017
    41:35
  93. 101.
    Holidays Unbound Episode 3: Passover Part II - Did the Exodus Really Happen? (Steven Weitzman, Richard Elliott Friedman)4 April 2017
    50:04
  94. 102.
    Holidays Unbound Episode 2: Passover Part I - What is Passover For? (Shai Held, Rachel Kahn Troster, Abigail Pogrebin)4 April 2017
    42:05
  95. 103.
    Episode 59: Jewish Futurology - Hayim Herring31 March 2017
    45:19
  96. 104.
    Holidays Unbound Episode 1: Introductions (Abigail Pogrebin)29 March 2017
    47:53
  97. 105.
    Episode 58: Jewish Economics - Carmel Chiswick24 March 2017
    40:42
  98. 106.
    Episode 57: Becoming Jewish On the Web - Juan Mejia17 March 2017
    51:05
  99. 107.
    Episode 56: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva - Benay Lappe10 March 2017
    44:22
  100. 108.
    Episode 55: The 365th Day3 March 2017
    46:13
  101. 109.
    Episode 54: Judaism's Job - Irwin Kula Part II24 February 2017
    46:57
  102. 110.
    Episode 53: Death and Rebirth - Irwin Kula Part I17 February 2017
    47:40
  103. 111.
    Episode 52: Nothing Sacred - Douglas Rushkoff10 February 2017
    48:13
  104. 112.
    Episode 51: Being Jewish in the Era of Trump3 February 2017
    50:12
  105. 113.
    Bonus Episode: Dan and Lex on RIJ (Really Interesting Jews) Podcast1 February 2017
    59:41
  106. 114.
    Episode 50: Bending The Arc - Jason Kimelman-Block27 January 2017
    47:52
  107. 115.
    Episode 49: The Prophetic Voice - Shai Held20 January 2017
    47:23
  108. 116.
    Episode 48: Jewish Funding - Bound and Unbound13 January 2017
    45:38
  109. 117.
    Episode 47: The Jewish Funders Network - Andres Spokoiny6 January 2017
    45:24
  110. 118.
    Episode 46: How Hanukkah Explains Everything - Jay Eidelman30 December 2016
    47:03
  111. 119.
    Episode 45: Hanukkah Unbound - Ruth Abusch-Magder23 December 2016
    52:38
  112. 120.
    Episode 44: A Secular Humanistic Hanukkah - Adam Chalom16 December 2016
    42:58
  113. 121.
    Episode 43: Hanukkah in America - Dianne Ashton9 December 2016
    43:41
  114. 122.
    Episode 42: Aphrodite and the Rabbis - Burton Visotzky2 December 2016
    46:03
  115. 123.
    Episode 41: History and Memory - Yehuda Kurtzer25 November 2016
    46:54
  116. 124.
    Episode 40: What Should Stay and What Should Go?18 November 2016
    1:15:42
  117. 125.
    Episode 39: The Pico Union Project - Craig Taubman, Zach Lasker, Jason Chu11 November 2016
    49:09
  118. 126.
    Episode 38: Judaism and Evolving Dharma - Jay Michaelson4 November 2016
    47:02
  119. 127.
    Bonus Episode: TanakhCast on The Secret Book of Kings31 October 2016
    45:08
  120. 128.
    Episode 37: Jewish Sensibilities - Jonathan Woocher and Lee Moore28 October 2016
    48:46
  121. 129.
    Episode 36: What Jewish Looks Like Today - Benay Lappe20 October 2016
    44:40
  122. 130.
    Bonus Episode: UpStart Unbound19 October 2016
    1:00:44
  123. 131.
    Episode 35: Twice Blessed - Joshua Lesser14 October 2016
    45:07
  124. 132.
    Episode 34: The Snapchat Rabbi - Sandra Lawson7 October 2016
    46:46
  125. 133.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound - Afternoon Haftarah Reading5 October 2016
    17:20
  126. 134.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound - Afternoon Torah Reading5 October 2016
    11:29
  127. 135.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound - Morning Haftarah Reading5 October 2016
    11:09
  128. 136.
    Bonus Episode: Yom Kippur Unbound - Morning Torah Reading5 October 2016
    11:47
  129. 137.
    Episode 33: JewAsian - Helen Kim and Noah Leavitt30 September 2016
    46:27
  130. 138.
    Bonus Episode: Rosh Hashanah Unbound - Day 2 Haftarah Reading28 September 2016
    10:56
  131. 139.
    Bonus Episode: Rosh Hashanah Unbound - Day 2 Torah Reading28 September 2016
    12:23
  132. 140.
    Bonus Episode: Rosh Hashanah Unbound - Day 1 Haftarah Reading28 September 2016
    11:45
  133. 141.
    Bonus Episode: Rosh Hashanah Unbound - Day 1 Torah Reading28 September 2016
    9:29
  134. 142.
    Episode 32: The Art of Judaism23 September 2016
    40:46
  135. 143.
    Episode 31: Designing OneTable - Aliza Kline16 September 2016
    46:01
  136. 144.
    Episode 30: Seder Masochism - Nina Paley9 September 2016
    42:52
  137. 145.
    Episode 29: Lab/Shul - Amichai Lau-Lavie2 September 2016
    43:16
  138. 146.
    Bonus Episode: The History in the Bible Podcast, Featuring Dan Libenson30 August 2016
    52:08
  139. 147.
    Episode 28: The Secret Book of Kings23 August 2016
    45:04
  140. 148.
    Episode 27: Who Wrote the Bible? - Richard Elliott Friedman19 August 2016
    44:12
  141. 149.
    Episode 26: Six Months In11 August 2016
    43:36
  142. 150.
    Episode 25: Unbundling Judaism5 August 2016
    42:21
  143. 151.
    Episode 24: BimBam - Sarah Lefton29 July 2016
    43:34
  144. 152.
    Episode 23: Hello Mazel - Noa Kushner and Yoav Schlesinger22 July 2016
    43:45
  145. 153.
    Episode 22: Jewish Renewal - Rachel Barenblat and David Markus13 July 2016
    47:56
  146. 154.
    Episode 21: jOS 4.0 - A New Jewish Operating System?8 July 2016
    42:24
  147. 155.
    Episode 20: Jewish Without Walls - Beth Finger1 July 2016
    46:04
  148. 156.
    Episode 19: Moishe House - David Cygielman24 June 2016
    44:20
  149. 157.
    Episode 18: How We Gather - Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile16 June 2016
    44:35
  150. 158.
    Episode 17: Intermarriage - A Fact of 21st Century Judaism10 June 2016
    44:46
  151. 159.
    Episode 16: Intermarriage and the Future - Paul Golin3 June 2016
    47:21
  152. 160.
    Episode 15: Men, Women, and Intermarriage - Keren McGinity27 May 2016
    46:45
  153. 161.
    Episode 14: Putting the "American" in American Judaism20 May 2016
    45:59
  154. 162.
    Episode 13: American Post-Judaism - Shaul Magid13 May 2016
    47:04
  155. 163.
    Episode 12: Minhag America - Anita Diamant6 May 2016
    40:47
  156. 164.
    Episode 11: American Judaism - Jonathan Sarna28 April 2016
    46:33
  157. 165.
    Episode 10: Deuteronomy II22 April 2016
    46:09
  158. 166.
    Episode 9: Deuteronomy - Dan Mendelsohn Aviv14 April 2016
    43:29
  159. 167.
    Episode 8: Numbers II8 April 2016
    43:46
  160. 168.
    Episode 7: Numbers - Barak Richman1 April 2016
    48:28
  161. 169.
    Episode 6: Leviticus II25 March 2016
    45:44
  162. 170.
    Episode 5: Leviticus - Vanessa Ochs18 March 2016
    47:16
  163. 171.
    Episode 4: Exodus II10 March 2016
    44:00
  164. 172.
    Episode 3: Exodus - Benay Lappe3 March 2016
    46:15
  165. 173.
    Episode 2: Genesis II26 February 2016
    43:57
  166. 174.
    Episode 1: Genesis25 February 2016
    45:23

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