In this week’s Reporters Roundtable podcast, host Josh Nathan-Kazis is joined by Forward editor Jane Eisner to discuss a compromise — wrangled by former Soviet dissident Natan Scharansky — to allow egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall. Then, digital features editor Abigail Jones phones in to tell the story of how Akiva Herzfeld, a Maine rabbi, reached across denominational lines to help another rabbi in need. Then, digital media producer Nate Lavey explains his recent trip to the Hezbollah monument in Mleeta, Lebanon and the ensuing paperwork. Finally, deputy arts editor Ezra Glinter drops the hammer on the new Vice magazine TV show and its moralistic nihilism.
Kotel Compromise; Supportive Rabbis; Hezbollah's Paper Pushers; Vice's Vices