New Podcast Season: Jewish History Matters

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Dear colleagues, we are excited to share the a newest season of the Jewish History Matters podcast, featuring interviews and in-depth discussion of new research and enduring debates about Jewish history and culture and why it matters. We've just started posting a new set of episodes and are pleased to share the first of this year, a conversation with Robert Alter about his monumental translation of the Bible, at In the coming months we will be posting episodes with guests and topics including:

  • The Jewish Annotated New Testament with Marc Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine
  • Vaybertaytsh and Contemporary Yiddish Culture with Sandra Fox
  • In Geveb with Jessica Kirzane and Saul Zaritt
  • American Judaism with Jonathan Sarna
  • Susannah Heschel on Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Rachel Harris
  • The Afterlives of Jewish Buildings and Material Culture with Hillel Smith and Alanna Cooper
  • Jews and Sex Work in Argentina with Mir Yarfitz and Geraldine Gudefin
  • Early Modern Censorship with Hannah Marcus

These are just a few of the episodes which are on their way, so we hope you'll subscribe to Jewish History Matters on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts, or at

Jewish History Matters is produced and hosted by Jason Lustig, and you can follow us on Twitter at @JewishHistoryFM.