Rabbi Perolman in Conversation with Rabbi Sari Laufer (Stephen Wise LA)
This week on Kol Jeshurun, Rabbi Karen Glazer Perolman is in Conversation with Rabbi Sari Laufer from Stephen Wise Temple (LA). They discuss the book of Esther, Vashti and how these women shape the holiday of Purim for all of us.
Rafael Medoff on Franklin Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen Wise, and the Holocaust
The Tikvah Podcast
Franklin Delano Roosevelt has long been one of the most admired presidents among American Jews. He led the nation out of the depression and ultimately brought a previously isolationist America into World War II. Together with Churchill and Stalin, he defeated the greatest Jewish enemy of the 20th century—Hitler and the Third Reich that elected him. And yet questions have always lingered about the president’s conduct. Why would this friend of the Jews close the gates of the country to those fleeing certain death? Why didn’t the Americans bomb the tracks to the concentration camps and disable or destroy the death factories that the Nazis were operating there day and night? Moreover, why was the American Jewish community, so silent in the face of this neglect? Why did they fail to advocate for the Jews of Europe when so much was at stake? These are the tough questions that historian Rafael Medoff has been thinking and writing about his whole career. In his new book, The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust, he examines the decisions of President Roosevelt and leading American rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and comes to see the American president as an anti-Semite and Rabbi Wise as a tragic sycophant. (You can read Mosaic's review of the book here.) On today’s podcast, he is interviewed by special guest host and Tikvah alumnus Daniel Kane. Musical selections in this podcast are drawn from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 31a, composed by Paul Ben-Haim and performed by the ARC Ensemble as well as “Ulterior” by Swan Production.
While Six Million Perished: FDR, Stephen Wise & American Jewry
Jewish History Soundbites
For the American Jewish community, President Roosevelt seemed almost Messianic. The New Deal was worshiped as the wave of the future, American Jews were overwhelmingly liberal - even Socialist - Democrats, and he seemed to be the only hope against the isolationist Republicans, for future intervention in the European War. In many ways, the American Jewish establishment, with Rabbi Stephen Wise at it's helm, felt that the President was beyond criticism. But was he?In the late 1930's, and even at certain stages of the war itself, a refugee crisis faced many Jews trapped in Europe. Was Roosevelt the man of the hour to ease immigration policy for these refugees? What went on throughout the War between the President of the United States and the Jewish People- both at home and abroad?Subscribe To Our Podcast on: PodBean: https://jsoundbites.podbean.com/Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @Jsoundbites You can email Yehuda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Wise talks about the middle east, illogical fear, similarity through difference and Interfaith dialogue.BiographyRabbi Stephen Wise is the spiritual leader of Shaarei-Beth El Congregation of Oakville. He is excited to be part of a congregation as diverse, storied and unique as SBE; leading meaningful worship experiences for all, teaching thought provoking courses for adults and children, providing inspiring programming and being a catalyst for social activism.Before joining SBE, Rabbi Wise spent two years as the assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, FL. Rabbi Wise was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in May of 2005, has a BA from the University of Toronto and an MA from Brandeis University.Rabbi Wise sits on the council of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto, and is part of the Conference of North American Rabbi’s prayerbook committee. Rabbi Wise locally is the chair of the Interfaith Council of Halton, and is a member of the Halton Police Service multi-faith taskforce. Rabbi Wise is an author and speaker on Israel and her role in Tikkun Olam, with his first book “Israel: Repairing the World”.Rabbi Wise and his wife Cheryl, the director of Education at SBE, have 3 young children, Jacob, Talia and AlexaSummer camp for Jews and Palestinians:In CanadaMore info hereIn USA See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.