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The Women's Roundtable: E.M. Broner's Legacy; Circumcision Controversy; Men Behaving Badly

The life and legacy of pioneering feminist E.M. Broner, the controversy surrounding a San Francisco ballot measure that would ban circumcision and (male) politicians behaving badly are the topics of the latest Women’s Roundtable. Lilith editor Susan Weidman Schneider, senior editor Rabbi Susan Schnur and assistant editor Sonia Isard join Sisterhood editor Gabrielle Birkner for the discussion.Read More


The Reporters' Roundtable: Liberating Washington's Letter; Obama's Jewish Support; Jesus' Circumcision

In this week’s podcast, staffers discuss the implications of a new poll showing widespread Jewish support for President Obama, and an artistic depiction of Jesus’ circumcision.Read More


Reporters' Roundtable: The Freedom Flotilla; Conservative Rabbis, Gay Marriage

Efforts to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, and the implications of New York’s recent passage of same-sex marriage legislation for Conservative clergy are the subjects of this week’s podcast.Read More


Yid Lit: Michael Hearst

By Allison Gaudet Yarrow

Michael Hearst solicited prose from famous writers and recipes from celebrity chefs, and then whipped them into songs. He visited the Forward studio to perform.Read More


Reporters' Roundtable: Jewish–Latino Coalition; H&H's Demise

The new political coalition between Latinos and Jews, the legacy of Soviet dissident Yelena Bonner, and the demise of an H&H Bagels storefront are the topics of this week’s podcast.Read More


Reporters' Roundtable: Washington's Missing Letter; Weiner's Disappearing District

Staffers discuss the Forward’s investigation into a long-missing letter from George Washington to the Jews, and the implications of Anthony Weiner’s scandal for the heavily Jewish district he represents.Read More


Reporters' Roundtable: How Israelis View Settlements; Life in New Square

The recent arson attack in New Square, N.Y., and changing perceptions about the permanence of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza are the topics of our most recent roundtable podcast.Read More


Making Food Policy Fairer

The Forward’s Jane Eisner and Devra Ferst speak with Oran B. Hesterman about his new book, “Fair Food,” which details how public policy can and should shape the ways we grow and consume food.Read More


Reporters' Roundtable: Egypt-Gaza Crossing; Yiddish in English

In this week’s Forward Reporters’ Roundtable, staff writer Nathan Guttman joins host Josh Nathan-Kazis to discuss what the recent opening of a border crossing between Egypt and Gaza means for Israel. Then Forward arts fellow Ezra Glinter unveils the Forward’s new Yiddish micrositeRead More


Yid Lit: Linda Grant

Forward contributor Jo-Ann Mort speaks to Orange Prize-winning novelist Linda Grant about her new novel, “We Had It So Good.” In it, Grant uses the story of an American Jew in Britain to illuminate how baby boomers’ hippie beginnings actually led them to more traditional professions and lives of conspicuous consumption.Read More





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