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Binah

Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

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Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Binah: Issa Rae and Justin Simien

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On this encore edition of Binah, television actors, writers and producers Issa Rae (Insecure) and Justin Simien (Dear White People) talk about their work and career and the changing face of Hollywood.

Nov 04 2021

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Binah: The Athlete Activism of Billie Jean King

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Billie Jean King recalls the cultural backdrop during her groundbreaking tennis career, and the profound impact on her worldview from the women’s movement, the civil rights movement, and the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Sep 30 2021

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Binah: Carrie Brownstein With Dave Eggers

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Musician (Sleater-Kinney), actress (Portlandia and Transparent) and writer Carrie Brownstein talks about the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture, from one of its founders.

Sep 23 2021

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Binah: Francine Prose’s The Vixen

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Author Francine Prose turns the story of the trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg into an improbably funny examination of distortions in the fictionalizing of history.

Sep 16 2021

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Binah: Margaret Atwood On Writing In The Time Of Dystopia

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Novelist, poet and essayist Margaret Atwood discusses her latest work of fiction, “Two Scorched Men,” her seminal novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, and writing in the time of dystopia.

Sep 09 2021

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Binah: Mayim Bialik

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Actress, neuroscientist, and new host of prime time specials for Jeopardy!, Mayim Bialik talks about what it means to grow up into a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically.

Sep 02 2021

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Binah: Judy Chicago

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Artist Judy Chicago discusses her life and career, from her Jewish roots, to her interest in human rights, to her search for feminist aesthetic forms and beyond.

Aug 26 2021

58mins

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Binah: Rebecca Traister Traces The History Of Unmarried Women In America

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Aug 12 2021

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Binah: Angélique Kidjo With John Santos

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Grammy-winning singer–songwriter Angélique Kidjo talks about her rise from poverty to become an international sensation and her advocacy work for the education of African girls and women’s rights.

Jul 15 2021

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Binah: Two Riders On The Beach: One Family’s Quest To Recover Their Stolen Past

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Peter Toren spent years pursuing an art collection that was stolen from their family by the Nazis during WWII, including the painting “Two Riders on the Beach” by artist Max Liebermann.

Jul 08 2021

58mins

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Binah: Michael W. Twitty Talks About Food, Tikkun Olam And The Afro-Jewish Culinary Connection

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Twitty is the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African-American historic foodways. His book, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year.

Jul 01 2021

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Binah: Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony And Cass Sunstein On Noise – A Flaw In Human Judgment

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Psychologist and Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, management professor and former McKinsey partner Olivier Sibony, and legal scholar and behavioral economist Cass Sunstein offer remedies to reduce bias and ultimately make better decisions.

Jun 24 2021

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Binah: Amy Klobuchar On The Fight Against Monopoly Power

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar discusses antitrust law in America and the dangers of vast information gathering through monopolies in the digital age.

Jun 17 2021

58mins

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Binah: Judy Batalion’s The Light of Days

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Author Judy Batalion shares the untold story of women resistance fighters in the Polish-Jewish ghettos during World War II.

Jun 10 2021

58mins

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Binah: Anna Sale On Having Better Conversations About Hard Things

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Anna Sale, the creator and host of the podcast Death, Sex & Money, wants you to have that conversation about the most fraught topics in a thoughtful and generous way.

Jun 03 2021

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Binah: Tovah Feldshuh’s Lilyville

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Broadway and television actor Tovah Feldshuh recounts her own mother-daughter relationship that challenged shifting socio-cultural expectations of women and shaped a career.

May 29 2021

58mins

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Binah: Malcolm Gladwell’s The Bomber Mafia

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Author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell delves deep into questions of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.

May 22 2021

58mins

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Binah: Spiritual Activism For Fighting And Healing From White Supremacy

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Racial justice educator and spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts offers mindful and practical steps for all of us to dismantle white supremacy on a personal and collective level.

May 13 2021

58mins

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Binah: Mari Andrew’s My Inner Sky

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Writer and artist Mari Andrew explores the wide spectrum of feelings that exist between joy and sorrow.

May 07 2021

52mins

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Binah: Shankar Vedantam On The Power And Paradox Of The Self-Deceiving Brain

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Shankar Vedantam, the host of the Hidden Brain podcast, explains how the deception of oneself and others can paradoxically play a vital role in human success and well-being.

Apr 08 2021

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By anyblock - Aug 04 2013
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Variety; frequently thought-provoking