The Tel Aviv Review (general)

Professor Hasia Diner, a world-renowned historian of Jewish-American history, discusses her latest book, Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migration to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way.

 

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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Dr. Mark Raider, professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, discusses Hayim Greenberg, a legendary yet all but forgotten mid-20th century Jewish-American essayist and thinker. Dr. Raider edited Greenberg’s work into the newly published The Essential Hayim Greenberg: Essays and Addresses on Jewish Culture, Socialism, and Zionism.

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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Dr. Felicia Waldman, a professor at the University of Bucharest's Faculty of Letters and the author of "Tales and Traces of Sephardic Bucharest," discusses the history of Romanian Jewry on the cusp between East and West.

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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Steven Fine, a Jewish history professor at Yeshiva University and the author of "The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel," analyzes the twists and turns in the millennia-long history of the "Jewish holy grail."

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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Dr. Sonja Wentling, a professor of history at Concordia College in the US, is the co-author of Herbert Hoover and the Jews: The Origins of the ‘Jewish Vote’ and Bipartisan Support for Israel. Her book analyzes the attitude of the 31st president towards European Jews and Zionism during his administration and, more importantly, in the decades after he left office.

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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Dr. Joseph Ringel, a Jewish studies scholar at Northwestern University, discusses the links between halakha, politics, and culture among Sephardi religious leaders in Israel.

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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Orly Benjamin, a professor of sociology at Bar-Ilan University, discusses her new book Gendering Israel’s Outsourcing: The Erasure of Employees’ Caring Skills, which offers a feminist critique of socioeconomic and political processes that have affected the most precarious sectors of the Israeli labor market in recent decades.

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

 
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Listen to a recording of Tel Aviv Review host Gilad Halpern interviewing Yale University's Professor Timothy Snyder about his New York Times number one bestselling book, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century." History doesn't repeat itself, but what can contemporary Americans learn from 20th-century Europe?

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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When throngs of refugees poured into Europe in 2015, people wanted to help, but didn't know how. Holger Michel, a young German, decided to drop by a shelter and volunteer for a few hours. Immediately captivated, he came back. In short order, he found himself organizing a makeshift shelter for over 1000 refugees in an abandoned municipal building in Berlin for nearly two years. He became an organizer and spokesperson, learning remarkable things about the refugees -- and about Germany. Of her migration policy, Chancellor Angel Merkel said, "We can do it"; Michel's book about his experience is called, "We Are Doing It."

 

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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It is difficult to think of anything that has failed as often as the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Nathan Thrall of the International Crisis Group argues in his book, “The Only Language they Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine,” that nice negotiations and incentives will never be enough for the stiff-necked people on either side of the Green Line. He claims that only force – either tough diplomatic pressure or actual physical violence – has ever generated real concessions. Thrall discusses why he has reached that conclusion and its implications for reaching a peace accord someday.

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review is also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

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