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Voices from the Archives: The Ornate Portal

In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to Yiddish and English readings of the poem Manhattan Bridge, written by the Yiddish poet Leyeles. The poem is read by Marc Caplan and Josh Friedman. A special thanks to everyone that made this episode possible. Marc Caplan is the Brownstone Visiting Professor of Jewish…

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A Politics by Other Means

In this episode, we speak with Marc Caplan about Yiddish literature. Marc is the Brownstone Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and the author of How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms and Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism. Marc talks about the processes of modernization…

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Voices from the Archives: A Bintel Brief

In this bonus episode, we visit the archives of A Bintel Brief, listening to the questions of Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants and first generation Americans. These letters written to The Forward‘s advice column offer a glimpse into the anxieties and aspirations of Eastern European Jews in early 20th century New York City. A special thanks to…

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A Bundle of Letters

In this episode, we speak with Ginna Green, Lynn Harris, and Chana Pollack about the newest iteration of A Bintel Brief. Originally an advice column in The Jewish Daily Forward, A Bintel Brief has been reimagined for the 21st century as a podcast, pairing humor and heart. Ginna and Lynn discuss what it is like…

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Saloniko la djudia/ Jewish Salonica

In this episode, we speak with Devin Naar about the Jews of Salonica. Devin is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies, Associate Professor of History, and faculty at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and the author of Jewish Salonica: Between the…

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House of Stone

In this episode, we speak with Molly Theodora Oringer, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, about Lebanon’s Jewish communities and the way they are remembered by non-Jewish Lebanese today. Molly discusses the history of modern Lebanon and the way the development of “Lebaneseness” and Lebanon as a nation-state impacted Jews in…

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Strangers in Their Homeland

In this episode, we speak with Maha Nassar, Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History and Islamic Studies at The University of Arizona, about Palestinian citizens of the State of Israel. Maha discusses life as a Palestinian-American growing up in Chicago, her parents’ memories of life in Palestine before 1948, and the experiences of Palestinians…

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The Etchings Are Still There

In this episode, we speak with musician Ronnie Malley about music, collaboration with Jewish artists, perspectives on global citizenship, and Palestinian identity. Ronnie shares his thoughts on being Palestinian in America, his connection to Jerusalem, and what it means to find cultural commonalities with Sephardic musicians. Learn more at www.joyandconversationpodcast.com Follow Joy and Conversation on…

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Min ‘Ana, Dun Manfaa/ Who Am I, Without Exile?

In this episode, we speak with Faisal Saleh about Palestine Museum US, a museum in Connecticut which is dedicated to promoting the arts and cultures of Palestinians from around the world for an a space for all to experience and enjoy. Faisal discusses the various types of artwork on display in the museum and the…

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One Hill, Two Visions

In this episode, we speak with Nizar Farsakh about Palestinian identity, life in the West Bank and in diaspora, and the possibilities and struggles of dialogue across political borders. Learn more at www.joyandconversationpodcast.com Follow Joy and Conversation on social media: Instagram- joyandconversationpodcast Twitter- @JandCPodcast Facebook- @JoyandConversationPodcast YouTube- Joy and Conversation Episode Credits: Joy and Conversation…

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