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Ellie's Favourite Jewish/Israel Podcasts Right Now

Here is a list of some of the podcasts that don't make me feel crazy right now, and help me to stay on top of and deepen my understanding of Israel and the Jewish people. Note: All the links here are for Apple Podcasts but you can find all of these on Spotify also.

Ellie’s Current Favourite List of Israel/Jewish Podcasts:

Call Me Back by Dan Senor - What history can teach us about the current decade we’re in - the 2020s.

Honestly with Bari Weiss - The most interesting conversations in American life now happen in private. This show is bringing them out of the closet. Stories no one else is telling and conversations with the most fascinating people in the country, every week from former New York Times and Wall Street Journal journalist Bari Weiss.

Remember What’s Next - Exploring the past to understand our future. This podcast looks are current issues through the lens of Jewish history with author, researcher and lecturer Rabbi Ken Spiro and JFI Director Ellie Bass. Each week we will explore a current topic in the news or the world and use history to understand it's deeper implications for the Jewish world and beyond.

The Daily Briefing - Welcome to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing: Your update on what’s important in Israel, the Middle East and The Jewish World.

Meaningful People - There are so many Jewish personalities and big people in the world. They all have a story on how they became who they are today.

Deep, unboundedly interesting, fun and uplifting, Meaningful People Podcast is a weekly opportunity for Nachi & Momo to talk to the Jewish world's meaningful people.

The Orthodox Conundrum - The Orthodox Conundrum is a forum in which we look honestly at the Orthodox Jewish community, identifying what works well and what does not, so that, through an honest accounting, we can find solutions that will be successful. We will examine some of the major issues that affect the Orthodox world, without exaggeration, whitewashing, or pretending that they don’t exist. Our hope is that the Orthodox Conundrum will spark wider discussion that will enable Orthodox Judaism to continue moving forward in the areas at which it excels, and to rectify the areas that need improvement.

Sapir Conversations - SAPIR is a journal exploring the future of the American Jewish community and its intersection with cultural, social, and political issues. These podcasts are recordings of Zoom webinars we have held with our contributors (season numbers correlate with issue numbers). To find out more and join our next events live, visit

The Commentary Magazine Podcast - Commentary is America's premier monthly magazine of opinion: General, yet Jewish. Highly variegated, with a unifying perspective.

The Get Transformed: Navigating Jewish Divorce - Join Da-vid Rosenthal and Ellie Bass for a weekly conversation around the journey and experience of Jewish Divorce with a focus on internal transformation, self development and shifting our understanding of what it means to move forward. Find out more at

The Honest Report - A podcast that gives you a behind the headlines look at news about Israel, the Middle East, and media bias.Every week, we challenge conventional wisdom and cause paradigm shifts. Learn about the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, war, and media coverage of the Middle East (the good, the bad and the ugly).

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Rabbi Sacks - Follow the audio shiurim, lectures and speeches of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, global religious leader, philosopher, author of over 30 books and moral voice for our time. Rabbi Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth between September 1991 and September 2013. A full biography - together with an extensive online archive of Rabbi Sacks' work - is available at or you can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @rabbisacks.

Let me know in the comments which ones you would add.

xo E


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