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Jun 27, 2013

I discussed the Supreme Court decisions on the Voting Rights Act, Defense of Marriage Act, and Prop 8 including articles addressing the impact of each juditial decision. These three significant decisions will affect how states in the South conduct elections and affect the lives of LGBT individuals, couples, and families...


Jun 20, 2013

Jonathan Tobin of Commentary Magazine shared his thoughts on the Iranian Presidential Election, the situation in Syria, Turkey's relations with the United States and Israel, prospects for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians and more. A great interview with one of the leading political commentators.


Jun 13, 2013

A conversation with Rabbi Arthur Waskow about Jewish Renewal, the Environment, Social Activism and much more.

Since 1969, Waskow has taken a leadership role in the Jewish Renewal movement. In 1971, he helped found the Fabrangen Havurah in Washington, DC. The Torah discussions at Fabrangen inspired Waskow's book...


Jun 6, 2013

Mark Finkelstein and I were joined by Aden Finkelstein who just finished a semester in Israel on the Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim TRY program. Aden shared thoughts about his experience. Mark and I also discussed the situation in Syria and efforts to restart the peace process.