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Shaul Magid

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Shaul Magid: Inside the life on Meir Kahane

Rosner's Domain

Shmuel Rosner and Shaul Magid discuss Magid's latest book: "Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical Hardcover."   Shaul Magid is the Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. From 2004-2018 he was a professor of religious studies and the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Chair of Jewish Studies in Modern Judaism at Indiana University as well as a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute Follow Shmuel Rosner on Twitter.

30mins

26 Aug 2021

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Shaul Magid: The Life and Afterlife of Meir Kahane

Unsettled

Meir Kahane is one of the most polarizing figures in modern Jewish history. His Jewish Defense League was labeled a terrorist group by the FBI. His KACH party was banned from the Knesset for racism. Kahane was assassinated in 1990, but his name and ideas live on.Kahanist mobs have recently marched through the streets of Israeli cities chanting “Death to Arabs” and attacking random Palestinians. A Kahanist politician was blamed by Israel's Police Commissioner for inciting a new intifada. What is Kahanism, who was Meir Kahane, and how did the ideas of such an extremist figure become, in many ways, mainstream?In this episode, producer Max Freedman speaks to Shaul Magid, professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and author of the forthcoming book, Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical.Unsettled is produced by Emily Bell, Asaf Calderon, Max Freedman, and Ilana Levinson. Original music by Nat Rosenzweig. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions.Shaul Magid is Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and Kogod Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Author of many books and essays, his two latest books are The Bible, the Talmud and the New Testament: Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik’s Commentary to the Gospel, and Piety and Rebellion: Essay in Hasidism, both published in 2019. His new book Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical will be published with Princeton University Press in October, 2021. He is presently working on a project understanding contemporary Jewish scholarship on antisemitism through the lens of critical race theory.Shaul Magid, Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical (Princeton University Press, 2021)Josef Federman and Joseph Krauss, “Radical rabbi’s followers rise in Israel amid new violence” (Associated Press, 5/14/2021)“Police chief said to blame far-right lawmaker Ben Gvir for ‘internal intifada’” (Times of Israel, 5/14/2021)School Colors, Episode 2: “Power to the People”School Colors, Episode 3: “Third Strike”Spotify playlist: Unsettled essentials, May 2021

38mins

19 May 2021

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Shaul Magid on Living Inside the Paradox | Convos with Authors

Seekers of Unity

Dr. Shaul Magid joins Seekers of Unity for an interview about living inside the paradox, the possibilities, opportunities and dangers of real spirituality today, the intersection between Jewish theology and other traditions on incarnation and apotheosis, and mystical antinomianism, clash of realities, in today’s day and age.  We get to talking about Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s new vision for reality, paradigm shifts in religion, how to build new universal metaphysics without erasing differences, and ask what’s unique about Jewish mysticism?  About our Guest: Dr. Shaul Magid is a Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Distinguished Fellow of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, rabbi of the Fire Island Synagogue, contributing editor to Tablet Magazine and editor of Jewish Thought and Culture at Tikkun Magazine. He is also a member of the American Academy for Jewish Research. Shaul received his rabbinical ordination in Jerusalem and his PhD from Brandeis University.  His work spans the scope of Jewish thought, specializing in Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah and Hasidism, Modern Jewish thought, with specific emphasis on American Jewish thought and culture, Zionism, and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  His published books include: From Metaphysics to Midrash: Myth, History, and the Interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbalah which won the 2008 American Academy of Religion Best Book Award; Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism; Hasidism on the Margin Reconciliation, Antinomianism, and Messianism in Izbica/Radzin Hasidism; The Bible, the Talmud and the New Testament: Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik’s Commentary to the Gospels; and Piety and Rebellion: Studies in Hasidism.

1hr 19mins

4 Feb 2021

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Let’s Make a Deal! Shaul Magid talks about the latest dead letter Mid East peace deals

The Bitter Truth with Abe Abdelhadi

Friend of the show, author, essayist, and Dartmouth professor of Jewish Studies, Shaul Magid joins us to discuss the latest peace deals among Bahrain, UAE, Sudan, among others. Ethics and efficacy are at play and Professor Magid really digs in. He is a contributing editor to Tablet Magazine, editor of Jewish Thought and Culture at Tikkun Magazine, and Kogod Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. His work includes the Jewish mystical tradition, American Judaism, and the Israel/Palestine conflict and history of Zionism. His latest two books are Piety and Rebellion: Essays in Hasidism and The Bible the Talmud and the New Testament: Elijah Zvi Solovetichik's Commentary to the Gospels. His new book project is Meir Kahane: An American Jewish Radical. Support the show through https://thebittertruth.info/merch! Get fun stuff or visit the patreon link!

44mins

5 Nov 2020

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Maps and Legends: Shaul Magid discusses the myth of a Two State Solution

The Bitter Truth with Abe Abdelhadi

Author, essayist, and Dartmouth professor of Jewish Studies, Shaul Magid joins us to discuss the myth of a “two state solution” in the Palestine/Israel conflict. He explains the origins of the idea and its continued belief amongst “liberal Zionists” that this must be possible. He contends that without it, these people must admit that they are possibly no different than the right wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu. Professor Magid is a contributing editor to Tablet Magazine, editor of Jewish Thought and Culture at Tikkun Magazine, and Kogod Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. His work includes the Jewish mystical tradition, American Judaism, and the Israel/Palestine conflict and history of Zionism. His latest two books are Piety and Rebellion: Essays in Hasidism and The Bible the Talmud and the New Testament: Elijah Zvi Solovetichik's Commentary to the Gospels. His new book project is Meir Kahane: An American Jewish Radical.   Be a Spoonful of Sugar. Visit patreon.com/thebittertruth for details!

40mins

15 Jun 2020

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Shaul Magid - Why Should Progressive Jews be Interested in Hasidism?

Valley Beit Midrash

Professor Shaul Magid, The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies at Indiana University (www.indiana.edu/~jsp/index.shtml), presents his lecture "Why Should Progressive Jews be Interested in Hasidism?" before a roundtable lecture at The New Shul (http:/www.thenewshul.org/) in Scottsdale, AZ.This lecture was co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University. Visit them at https://jewishstudies.clas.asu.edu/ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Modern and even quite liberal iterations of Hasidism have increasingly become a kind of default Jewish theology for many American Jews. But why should progressive American Jews be interested in Hasidism? What does it offer us that non-Hasidic versions of Judaism do not? How does it respond to the more conventional notions of Jewish life and spirituality in America?DONATE: bit.ly/1NmpbsPLEARNING MATERIALS: http://bit.ly/2knZdgpFor more info, please visit: www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash/ www.facebook.com/The-New-Shul-207398175969503/ twitter.com/VBMTorah www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz/Music: "Watercolors" by John Deley and the 41 Players, a public domain track from the YouTube Audio Library.

1hr 23mins

4 Dec 2017

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Shaul Magid - How is Anti-Semitism Used in the American Jewish Conversation

Valley Beit Midrash

Professor Shaul Magid, The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies at Indiana University (http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/index.shtml), presents his lecture "How is Anti-Semitism Used in the American Jewish Conversation" before a roundtable lecture at Temple Chai (www.templechai.com/) in Phoenix, AZ.This lecture was co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University. Visit them at https://jewishstudies.clas.asu.edu/DONATE: bit.ly/1NmpbsPFor more info, please visit: www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash/ www.facebook.com/temple.chai twitter.com/VBMTorah www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz/Music: "Watercolors" by John Deley and the 41 Players, a public domain track from the YouTube Audio Library.

1hr 33mins

1 Dec 2017

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Episode 13: American Post-Judaism - Shaul Magid

Judaism Unbound

Professor Shaul Magid joins Dan and Lex for the third episode in our four-episode series, entitled "Judaism in America: Evolutions, Revolutions, or Something Else?" Professor Magid's book, American Post-Judaism, serves as a springboard for a discussion about American post-ethnicity, the Holocaust, survivalism, and spiritual humanism. Next week, Dan and Lex close out the series by connecting elements of this conversation to Episode 11, featuring Jonathan Sarna, and Episode 12, featuring Anita Diamant. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Support Judaism Unbound by clicking here. To access full shownotes for this episode, click here!

47mins

13 May 2016