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That Jewish News Show: Talking Netflix’s ‘Jewish Matchmaking’ with Aleeza Ben Shalom

On this episode of ‘That Jewish News Show,’ Aleeza Ben Shalom discusses ‘Jewish Matchmaking’ on Netflix

That Jewish News Show

“Jewish Matchmaking”
May 2, 2023

On the May 2, 2023, episode of That Jewish News Show, Laura E. Adkins and Benyamin Cohen of the Forward discuss the messy politics of American Jewish Heritage Month and End Jew Hatred Day. They were joined by Aleeza Ben Shalom, the star shadchan (Jewish matchmaker) of the new Netflix show Jewish Matchmaking, to discuss the new reality show and Jewish dating.

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Referenced articles, books and music

American Jewish Heritage Month and End Jew Hatred Day: 

A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2023” from the White House

 Council OKs ‘End Jew Hatred Day,’ minus 6 votes” by Jacob Kornbluh in the Forward

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice critique of ‘End Jew Hatred Day’ on Twitter

Host Recommendations:

Laura: The Jewpanese Oral History Project 

Benyamin: The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain

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