CJH and Partner Podcasts

The Center for Jewish History is the proud home of three compelling podcasts: The Wreckage, created by the American Jewish Historical Society, which explores the unique stories of Jewish Americans during the Cold War; Exile, created by the Leo Baeck Institute and narrated by Mandy Patinkin, which delves into Jewish lives under fascism through intimate letters and diaries from the LBI archives; and The Tel Aviv Review, which features in-depth conversations between some of the scholars who were part of the recent CJH-Brandeis University initiative on Israeli democracy.

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The Wreckage is a new narrative podcast from the American Jewish Historical Society hosted by acclaimed singer and actress Rebecca Naomi Jones, chronicling the years immediately following World War II through the end of the Cold War. Listeners will learn the extraordinary stories of Jewish Americans featured in the AJHS archives who rallied in the aftermath of World War II to help survivors start new lives, stood up against Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee, and worked to free Soviet Jews trapped in peril behind the Iron Curtain.


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Exile is a podcast about Jewish lives under the shadow of fascism narrated by award-winning screen and stage actor Mandy Patinkin. Untold stories and firsthand accounts are drawn from intimate letters, diaries, and interviews found in the Leo Baeck Institute’s vast archive. Each episode is a story of beauty and danger that brings history to life because the past is always present.


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The Tel Aviv Review podcast is part of the TLVI English-language podcast network based in Tel Aviv and features in-depth, long-form interviews with scholars, writers, and thinkers about ideas that make up the debate in and about Israel. The episodes listed at the link below are part of the CJH-Brandeis University initiative on Israeli Democracy and feature conversations with some of the fellows at the Institute of Advanced Israel Studies.


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From 1963-1967 the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research hosted a program over Manhattan radio station WEVD (“The Station that Speaks Your Language”). The broadcasts featured interviews and lecture excerpts on scholarly topics including literature and history, with a focus on the New York Yiddish world. (Primarily in Yiddish.)


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