Jewish History Matters
By Jason Lustig
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Jewish History Matters features interviews, in-depth discussion, and coverage of new research, current topics, and enduring debates about Jewish history and culture. It aims to cultivate informed and engaging discourse about the Jewish past, present, and future rooted in cutting-edge developments from leading Jewish studies scholars. It highlights high-level discussion that grapples with deep and nuanced questions, underscoring the relevance of the animating issues of contemporary Jewish studies to wider academic, social, and political issues. Hosted by Jason Lustig.
||Clean14: Cafes and Modern Jewish Culture with Shachar Pinsker||Shachar Pinsker discusses his book A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture and the ways in which cafes provide a window into understanding modern Jewish culture and modernity: What it means for cafes to be sites of the production of Jewi||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: A German Jewish Cookbook with Sonya Gropman and Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman||Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman talk about The German Jewish Cookbook: Recipes and History of a Cuisine, the ties between German and Jewish culture,what it means to document the everyday German Jewish experience and its food,||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Food and Power with Nir Avieli||Nir Avieli discusses his recent book Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel, and why food matters for understanding contemporary Israel: Who lays claim to "owning" various foods and cuisines, what it means to fight over food,||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: A New History of Hasidism with David Biale||David Biale discusses Hasidism: A New History, an important and invaluable history of Hasidism from its origins in the 18th century until the present. We discuss Hasidism and why it matters: Why it was so significant in Europe before the Holocaust and .||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Preview||Listen to a preview of what's coming up in Season 2 of Jewish History Matters, with themes and topics on a broad range of issues in Jewish studies and why it matters.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReflecting on Why Jewish History Matters with Jason Lustig and Moses Lapin||After the first 10 episodes, we're taking a summer break & will be back in August. Our host Jason Lustig is joined by Moses Lapin to look back on the first 10 episodes, look forward to what's next, & reflect on why "Jewish History Matters" matters.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: The Jewish Bible as a Material Object with David Stern||David Stern discusses his book The Jewish Bible: A Material History, and the meaning of the history of the Jewish Bible as a material object.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Vladimir Jabotinsky and Right-Wing Zionism with Daniel Kupfert Heller||Daniel Heller discusses "Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism," the rise of the Revisionist Zionist movement in interwar Europe and its relationship with right-wing politics and fascism,||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Jewish Community Studies with Matthew Boxer||Matthew Boxer talks about gathering population data on contemporary American Jewish communities and how examining a range of communities from across the U.S. helps us to understand the varieties of American Jewish life.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: How Benjamin Netanyahu Enables Antisemitism with Joshua Shanes||Joshua Shanes discusses his Washington Post article "How Benjamin Netanyahu Enables Antisemitism." We talk about antisemitism today and the role historians have to play in speaking about this and other issues.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Jewish Migration with Mia Spiro and Scott Ury||Mia Spiro and Scott Ury join us to discuss a new issue of East European Jewish Affairs dedicated to the topic of Jewish migration.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Why 1938 Matters Today with Frank Mecklenburg||Frank Mecklenburg joins us to talk about the Leo Baeck Institute's 1938Projekt, an initiative to track the day-by-day experience of German Jews in 1938, and about the importance of learning from the past.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: What Ifs of Jewish History with Gavriel Rosenfeld||Gavriel Rosenfeld joins us talk to discuss What Ifs of Jewish History: From Abraham to Zionism, counterfactual history, and the role that history, truth, and fiction play in the public sphere.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Houston Jewish History Archive with Joshua Furman||Joshua Furman discusses the Houston Jewish History Archive and how preserving the history of Houston's Jewish community after Hurricane Harvey brings together American Jewish history and the challenges posed by human-caused climate change.||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Jewish Origins with Steven Weitzman||Steven Weitzman discusses his book "The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age," and why the question of Jewish origins still matters.||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Jews on the Frontier with Shari Rabin||Shari Rabin discusses her new book, "Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth Century America," and why nineteenth-century American Jewish history and the transformation of Jewish religious life in this period matter.||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Jewish History Matters||Introducing the Jewish History Matters Podcast||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great New Podcast
Looking forward to hearing more from this great project and from Dr Jason Lustig.