Jewanced

By Benny Scholder & Dan Feferman

Jewanced is hosted by Dan Feferman and Benny Scholder, two guys who grew up in America and live in Israel. They're curious. They want to discuss. They want to challenge popular conceptions, they want to think critically, examine independently, and most of all, they crave nuance. Each episode features a different guest. All interesting and original people who strive to break boundaries. Together with Dan and Benny, take a deep dive into politics, foreign affairs, religion, science, technology, food, the arts, business – you name it. Explore the nuanced crossroads of Israel, the global Jewish experience, and beyond. What's the goal? To create a daring platform where people share their stories, insights, creations, and visions. Jewanced has no talking points, no script, no agenda...just a deeper nuanced understanding of our existence. Join them on a journey as they explore, think, debate and discuss …. And most of all, listen.

  1. 1.
    #51 Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum - Founder, Kehilat ZION & Jewish Spiritual Innovator
    1:35:56
  2. 2.
    #50 Jonathan Elkhoury - Israeli-Lebanese Christian public diplomacy adviser, speaker, advocate for Israel, and commentator
    2:16:40
  3. 3.
    #49 David Horovitz - Founding Editor, The Times of Israel
    1:28:30
  4. 4.
    #48 Seth Frantzman - Mideast Analyst, Journalist, Foreign Policy Expert, Truth Seeker, & Author
    1:36:46
  5. 5.
    #47 Reuven Ben Shalom - IDF Military Affairs Expert, Cross-Cultural Strategist & Columnist
    1:55:48
  6. 6.
    #46 Dr. Steven Popper, Ph.D., Senior Economist-RAND Corporation & Expert on the Science of Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty
    2:22:48
  7. 7.
    #45 - Ariella Steinreich, Senior VP, Steinreich Communications talks PR, the Arab Gulf, and optimism for the future
    1:40:04
  8. 8.
    #44 - Chaim Davids, proprietor of Prohibition Pickle & leader of the Ashkenazi soul food revival
    1:41:23
  1. 9.
    #43 Dr. Guy Matalon, Judaic studies professor, Rambam & Talmudic scholar & expert on Jewish philosophy
    2:29:18
  2. 10.
    #42 - Dan Libenson, founder & president of The Institute for the Next Jewish Future & co-host of the Judaism Unbound podcast
    3:13:47
  3. 11.
    #41 - Inbal Arieli, serial entrepreneur, tech influencer, business executive and author
    2:25:44
  4. 12.
    #40 - John Daly, Jewish former skinhead & Neo-Nazi survivor
    2:42:32
  5. 13.
    #39 - Mark Samarsky, co-owner & founder of Rose Valley CrossFit
    2:24:41
  6. 14.
    #38 - Mickey Gitzin, Executive Director of the New Israel Fund in Israel
    2:20:51
  7. 15.
    #37 Jennifer Abadi, Sephardic & Judeo-Arabic recipe preserver and cookbook author
    2:12:11
  8. 16.
    #36 Shmuel Rosner, cultural & political commentator, columnist, editor & think-tank senior fellow
    2:14:08
  9. 17.
    #35 Maj. (Res.) Danny Citrinowicz, Iran Expert, Former IDF Intel. Officer & Deputy Defense Attache in D.C.
    3:07:14
  10. 18.
    #34 Rabbi Alon Meltzer, Australian Jewish Community Builder & Leader
    2:50:45
  11. 19.
    #33 Steven Shalowitz, host of The One Way Ticket Show & IsraelCast podcasts & real-life explorer
    3:21:59
  12. 20.
    #32 MK Ruth Wasserman Lande, Israeli Member of Knesset from the Blue & White Party
    1:16:16
  13. 21.
    #31 - Laura Kelly, D.C. based foreign policy reporter for The Hill, covering Capitol Hill & the White House
    2:18:39
  14. 22.
    BONUS Episode #30 - Jewanced LIVE! Meet the Emiratis, co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Jewish Federation & Partnership2Gether Rehovot-Minneapolis
    1:44:58
  15. 23.
    #29 - Prof. Gil Troy, US presidential historian, scholar, author, political commentator & Zionist activist
    2:06:46
  16. 24.
    #28 Dr. Natan Davidovics - Covid-19 Data Scientist & Director of R&D at BrainQ
    2:47:59
  17. 25.
    #27 - Roy Margaliot, Visual Artist & Illustrator
    2:57:49
  18. 26.
    #26 - Daniel Gordis, Senior VP of Shalem College, Author, Writer & Speaker
    2:04:32
  19. 27.
    #25 - MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh, Israeli Member of Parliament from the Blue & White Party
    1:14:22
  20. 28.
    #24 - Russell Robinson, CEO of JNF-USA
    1:41:45
  21. 29.
    #23 – Chanukah with Rabbi Professor Jeffrey Woolf, internationally renowned scholar & lecturer
    2:26:32
  22. 30.
    #22 - Melanie Maron Pell, AJC Managing Director, Regional Offices
    1:59:38
  23. 31.
    #21 - Saar Wilf, Israeli serial entrepreneur & angel investor
    2:04:41
  24. 32.
    #20 - Raymond Holcomb, FBI Special Agent, Counterterrorist, & Homeland Security Advisor
    2:42:57
  25. 33.
    #19 - Jewanced Presents: Meet the Emiratis!
    2:18:13
  26. 34.
    #18 - Michael Dickson, Exec. Dir. of StandWithUs Israel & Naomi Baum, Ph.D., authors of ‘ISResilience – What Israelis Can Teach the World’
    1:39:12
  27. 35.
    #17 - The Abraham Accords: Shifting Regional Perceptions
    2:28:09
  28. 36.
    #16 - Senator Norm Coleman, National Chairman, Board of Directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition - Special US Election Series Part 2
    1:07:02
  29. 37.
    #15 - Halie Soifer, Executive Director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America and former national security advisor to VP candidate Sen. Kamala Harris - Special US Election Series part 1
    1:08:20
  30. 38.
    #14 - Avi Jorisch on Israeli innovation, the changing Middle East and the optimistic future of humanity
    1:53:07
  31. 39.
    #13 - Dr. Moshe Weinstock on Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and the annual pilgrimage to his grave in Uman, Ukraine
    2:00:41
  32. 40.
    #12 - Avi Liberman on Comedy for Koby, the Koby Mandell Foundation, performing in Israel during the pandemic, and being a stand-up comic in today's wild times
    1:16:57
  33. 41.
    #11 - Carice Witte talks about China's role on the world stage and Israel-China relations
    1:53:00
  34. 42.
    #10 - Chazzan (Cantor) Daniel Schwartz takes a deep dive into the institution of the cantorial arts in the Ashkenazi tradition
    2:13:08
  35. 43.
    #9 - Col. (Res.) Udi Evental talks about major forces shaping the region, Iran, US foreign policy, Lebanon, Russia, the Palestinians and of course, the UAE-Israel agreement.
    2:16:12
  36. 44.
    #8 - Naftali Aklum, founder & CEO of Yerus Project on the history, heritage, and present-day reality of Ethiopian Jewry in Israel; and the true story behind the Netflix movie Red Sea Diving Resort.
    2:15:33
  37. 45.
    #7 - Abigail Pogrebin - renowned author, journalist, Emmy-nominated producer, Jewish leader and outreach director for Mike Bloomberg’s Presidential campaign
    1:45:11
  38. 46.
    BONUS EPISODE - Dr. David Manheim on whether there’s a silver bullet for Covid-19
    19:31
  39. 47.
    #6 - Dr. David Manheim, global catastrophic risk expert on Covid-19 in Israel and around the world
    2:54:39
  40. 48.
    #5 - Rachel Gur, Director of Public Policy at Lobby 99, Israel’s first non-profit public lobbying firm, on public participation in Israeli democracy
    2:06:42
  41. 49.
    #4 - Rabbi Chaya Rowen Baker, leader of Jerusalem’s Masorti Kehillat Ramot Zion on religious tensions & pluralism in Israel
    1:20:22
  42. 50.
    #3 - Mark Lavie - veteran Middle East journalist shares fascinating stories from his illustrious career in the region
    2:16:55

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