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Kikar brings you great conversations in the Jewish the public square. We broadcast some of the most important figures in Jewish life and public affairs in order to address the vital questions facing the Jewish people. What are the policies and civil institutions that best serve the Jewish communities of the United States and Israel? What role can Jewish ideas play in revitalizing the societies and politics of the West? You’ll hear an extraordinary breadth of subjects, ranging from Zionist thought to the aims of Jewish education, from family formation to the First Amendment, from Israeli security to American federalism and much more. Subscribe to Kikar today to hear Jonathan Silver’s interviews with intellectuals, scholars, rabbis and writers, Jewish communal leaders, soldiers, jurists, and political figures.Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.

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Kikar brings you great conversations in the Jewish the public square. We broadcast some of the most important figures in Jewish life and public affairs in order to address the vital questions facing the Jewish people. What are the policies and civil institutions that best serve the Jewish communities of the United States and Israel? What role can Jewish ideas play in revitalizing the societies and politics of the West? You’ll hear an extraordinary breadth of subjects, ranging from Zionist thought to the aims of Jewish education, from family formation to the First Amendment, from Israeli security to American federalism and much more. Subscribe to Kikar today to hear Jonathan Silver’s interviews with intellectuals, scholars, rabbis and writers, Jewish communal leaders, soldiers, jurists, and political figures.Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.

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By Dani Levi - Aug 26 2018
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As usual from these makers superb content. !

Kikar is deep and thoughtful

By dennis.karpf - Jul 03 2018
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Excellent and profound. A must listening.

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
1
1
0
1

Top notch

By Dani Levi - Aug 26 2018
Read more
As usual from these makers superb content. !

Kikar is deep and thoughtful

By dennis.karpf - Jul 03 2018
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Excellent and profound. A must listening.

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Kikar

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Kikar brings you great conversations in the Jewish the public square. We broadcast some of the most important figures in Jewish life and public affairs in order to address the vital questions facing the Jewish people. What are the policies and civil institutions that best serve the Jewish communities of the United States and Israel? What role can Jewish ideas play in revitalizing the societies and politics of the West? You’ll hear an extraordinary breadth of subjects, ranging from Zionist thought to the aims of Jewish education, from family formation to the First Amendment, from Israeli security to American federalism and much more. Subscribe to Kikar today to hear Jonathan Silver’s interviews with intellectuals, scholars, rabbis and writers, Jewish communal leaders, soldiers, jurists, and political figures.Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.

Rank #1: Episode 5: Israel's Haredim Look to the Future

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The statistics are simply staggering. Numbering roughly 1 million citizens, the haredi—or ultra-Orthodox—population of Israel is the country's fastest-growing demographic group. Today, close to a third of Israeli first-graders are enrolled in haredi schools. The future of the Jewish state is thus closely tied to the future of this sector. In this episode of Kikar, Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer, editor of the groundbreaking journal of haredi thought Tzarich Iyun, joins Jonathan Silver for a discussion about this unique community and what it can gain from an engagement with the conservative tradition.

Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.

Jun 29 2018

28mins

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Rank #2: Episode 3: Dennis Prager on the Book of Exodus and America's Moral Challenge

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Dennis Prager is one of the most prominent and influential Jewish conservatives in the world. In this episode, he joins Kikar to discuss his newest book, The Rational Bible: Exodus—an original commentary on one of the Torah's most engrossing books—as well as what Jewish wisdom has to offer American patriots.

Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.

Jun 13 2018

15mins

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Rank #3: Episode 4: The Jewish Army That Never Was

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In 1940, the Zionist movement's three most prominent leaders each made independent journeys to America in the hopes of raising a Jewish army to fight Hitler. All of them failed. In his new book, Racing Against History, Rich Richman recounts this incredible episode in modern Jewish history. He joins Kikar to discuss his book and what the failure of these Zionist leaders can teach us about American Jewry today.

Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.

Jun 21 2018

21mins

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Rank #4: Episode 6: SCOTUS, Kavanaugh, and the Jews

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On Monday, July 9, 2018, President Trump announced his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Kavanaugh is known as a constitutional originalist, and many Jewish American institutions soon expressed their skepticism, and even alarm. That alarm has brought to light a significant cleavage in the way that the Jewish community thinks about the role of the Supreme Court. 

On this week’s episode of Kikar, Rabbi Mitchell Rocklin, president of the Jewish Coalition for Reigious Liberty, joins Jonathan Silver to discuss the most pressing legal issues of consequence to the American Jewish community, and how we should evaluate a prospective Supreme Court justice with Judge Kavanaugh’s jurisprudential approach.

Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.

Jul 12 2018

18mins

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Rank #5: Episode 11: Campus Intersectionality and the Jews

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As Summer turns to Fall, Jewish students are arriving on college campuses across the United States. On this week’s Kikar, Elliot Kaufman of the Wall Street Journal joins Jonathan Silver to discuss the student politics at the most prominent colleges and universities, where a strategy of political organizing known as “intersectionality” puts Jewish students on the defensive.

Kikar is brought to you by the Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC). To learn more about the JLC, visit www.jewishleadershipconference.org.

Aug 27 2018

37mins

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