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The Kibitz Podcast

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Latest Episodes

Kasher vs. Kasher—LIVE!

EA special Hanukah Kasher vs. Kasher debate, recorded live at IKAR in Los Angeles on the last night of Hanukah, 2018 featuring Rabbi David Kasher and his brother, comedian Moshe Kasher, hosted by Dan Crane.

42 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Kasher vs. Kasher—LIVE!

The Best of Nana

EA tight, 15-minute set of jokes from Dan’s nana, who passed away this week at the spry age of 97.

17 MIN2018 MAR 23
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The Best of Nana

Death

EIs there something peculiar to Judaism that makes us think aboutdeathdifferently? With no proscription for a definitive heaven or afterlife, how does that affect how we live our lives and think aboutdeath? Are Jewish rituals an effective way of dealing with grief? Are there better ways to think and talk aboutdeathwith friends and family?In our final episode from season 2 weaddress these questions with British comedian David Baddiel (who you mightremember from this season’satheism episode),Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie from NYC’s Lab/Shul,founder ofDeathOver Dinner and DoD JewishEditionMichael Hebb and Dan Crane’s 97-year-old nana.

54 MIN2017 DEC 27
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Death

A Catskills Kibitz w/ Moshe Kasher, Michael Showalter & The Living Sisters

E"A Catskills Kibitz,” our first ever live Kibitz event, was held at the “World Famous” Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles on the second night of Hanukkah and featured standup from Moshe Kasher, a conversation with Michael Showalter and a performance by the Living Sisters. We also set a world record for the most number of people to eat a pastrami sandwich in 60 seconds as officiated byRecordSetter.com.

61 MIN2017 DEC 19
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A Catskills Kibitz w/ Moshe Kasher, Michael Showalter & The Living Sisters

The False Lens of History

EHow has ourunderstanding of history been curated by the choices of photographers,journalists and historians? This episode features curator at the International Center for Photography in New York Maya Benton talkingabout thephotos of Roman Vichniac, and Yiddish scholar EddyPortnoy discussingwhat he calls "The Jewish OJ trial of the 1870s” from his book, Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press.

65 MIN2017 DEC 13
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The False Lens of History

The Secret History of Jews and Drugs

EWas Moses tripping when he saw theburning bush? Are psychedelics the key to unlocking the mysteries behind Jewishtexts? And didyou hear the one about the rabbi who did LSD with Timothy Leary?FeaturingRick Doblin founder and ExecutiveDirector of MAPS—the MultidisciplinaryAssociationfor Psychedelic Studies. Plusanexcerpt from our friendMoshe Kasher’s comedy central showProblematic,and Rabbi David Ingber of New York’s renewal movementtemple Romemu. Turn on, tune in, drop outand prepare to expand your mind with thisepisode of The Kibitz.

45 MIN2017 DEC 5
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The Secret History of Jews and Drugs

Refugees - with Mark Hetfield from HIAS

EWe continue our discussion of immigration and refugees with Mark Hetfield, the CEO of HIAS: the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.Back in 1882, HIAS was formed to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe.Today, HIAS is leading the charge against the Trump administration’s attempt to ban most refugees from coming to the United States.

19 MIN2017 NOV 28
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Refugees - with Mark Hetfield from HIAS

Immigration & Refugees

EWhen Donald Trump issued his firstexecutive order to curb immigration from majority Muslim countries, it seemedto strike a chord ofeerie and disturbing familiarity with Jews everywhere.To put this in perspective, we’ll hear a story aboutJewish immigrants fleeingGermany in 1939 trying to come to the US,and we have some stories of Jews on thefront lines of our current battle overimmigrants and refugees.Last, we’ll make the case that there are ways we canall help, including, perhaps surprisingly, with ourstomachs. Featuring Rabbi Susan Goldberg of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, Talia Inlender of Public Counsel and author/journalist David Sax.

33 MIN2017 NOV 21
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Immigration & Refugees

Can $50,000 Buy a Jewish Community?

EWhy did a Jewish philanthropist put up a million dollars of his own money to get Jews to move to Alabama? And ten years into his experiment, does he consider it a success? And as synagogue membership declines across the US, how do we define a Jewish community? The Kibitz speaks with Larry Blumberg, the man behind the program offering $50,000 for families to relocate to Dothan, Alabama, as well as some of the families that have made the move. Plus director of the documentary There Are Jews Here, Brad Lichtenstein.

24 MIN2017 NOV 14
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Can $50,000 Buy a Jewish Community?

Mishpucha, with AJ Jacobs

EAuthor AJ Jacobs explains how we’re all mishpucha, and we discuss his new book, It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree.

34 MIN2017 NOV 7
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Mishpucha, with AJ Jacobs

Latest Episodes

Kasher vs. Kasher—LIVE!

EA special Hanukah Kasher vs. Kasher debate, recorded live at IKAR in Los Angeles on the last night of Hanukah, 2018 featuring Rabbi David Kasher and his brother, comedian Moshe Kasher, hosted by Dan Crane.

42 MIN2018 DEC 11
Comments
Kasher vs. Kasher—LIVE!

The Best of Nana

EA tight, 15-minute set of jokes from Dan’s nana, who passed away this week at the spry age of 97.

17 MIN2018 MAR 23
Comments
The Best of Nana

Death

EIs there something peculiar to Judaism that makes us think aboutdeathdifferently? With no proscription for a definitive heaven or afterlife, how does that affect how we live our lives and think aboutdeath? Are Jewish rituals an effective way of dealing with grief? Are there better ways to think and talk aboutdeathwith friends and family?In our final episode from season 2 weaddress these questions with British comedian David Baddiel (who you mightremember from this season’satheism episode),Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie from NYC’s Lab/Shul,founder ofDeathOver Dinner and DoD JewishEditionMichael Hebb and Dan Crane’s 97-year-old nana.

54 MIN2017 DEC 27
Comments
Death

A Catskills Kibitz w/ Moshe Kasher, Michael Showalter & The Living Sisters

E"A Catskills Kibitz,” our first ever live Kibitz event, was held at the “World Famous” Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles on the second night of Hanukkah and featured standup from Moshe Kasher, a conversation with Michael Showalter and a performance by the Living Sisters. We also set a world record for the most number of people to eat a pastrami sandwich in 60 seconds as officiated byRecordSetter.com.

61 MIN2017 DEC 19
Comments
A Catskills Kibitz w/ Moshe Kasher, Michael Showalter & The Living Sisters

The False Lens of History

EHow has ourunderstanding of history been curated by the choices of photographers,journalists and historians? This episode features curator at the International Center for Photography in New York Maya Benton talkingabout thephotos of Roman Vichniac, and Yiddish scholar EddyPortnoy discussingwhat he calls "The Jewish OJ trial of the 1870s” from his book, Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press.

65 MIN2017 DEC 13
Comments
The False Lens of History

The Secret History of Jews and Drugs

EWas Moses tripping when he saw theburning bush? Are psychedelics the key to unlocking the mysteries behind Jewishtexts? And didyou hear the one about the rabbi who did LSD with Timothy Leary?FeaturingRick Doblin founder and ExecutiveDirector of MAPS—the MultidisciplinaryAssociationfor Psychedelic Studies. Plusanexcerpt from our friendMoshe Kasher’s comedy central showProblematic,and Rabbi David Ingber of New York’s renewal movementtemple Romemu. Turn on, tune in, drop outand prepare to expand your mind with thisepisode of The Kibitz.

45 MIN2017 DEC 5
Comments
The Secret History of Jews and Drugs

Refugees - with Mark Hetfield from HIAS

EWe continue our discussion of immigration and refugees with Mark Hetfield, the CEO of HIAS: the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.Back in 1882, HIAS was formed to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe.Today, HIAS is leading the charge against the Trump administration’s attempt to ban most refugees from coming to the United States.

19 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
Refugees - with Mark Hetfield from HIAS

Immigration & Refugees

EWhen Donald Trump issued his firstexecutive order to curb immigration from majority Muslim countries, it seemedto strike a chord ofeerie and disturbing familiarity with Jews everywhere.To put this in perspective, we’ll hear a story aboutJewish immigrants fleeingGermany in 1939 trying to come to the US,and we have some stories of Jews on thefront lines of our current battle overimmigrants and refugees.Last, we’ll make the case that there are ways we canall help, including, perhaps surprisingly, with ourstomachs. Featuring Rabbi Susan Goldberg of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, Talia Inlender of Public Counsel and author/journalist David Sax.

33 MIN2017 NOV 21
Comments
Immigration & Refugees

Can $50,000 Buy a Jewish Community?

EWhy did a Jewish philanthropist put up a million dollars of his own money to get Jews to move to Alabama? And ten years into his experiment, does he consider it a success? And as synagogue membership declines across the US, how do we define a Jewish community? The Kibitz speaks with Larry Blumberg, the man behind the program offering $50,000 for families to relocate to Dothan, Alabama, as well as some of the families that have made the move. Plus director of the documentary There Are Jews Here, Brad Lichtenstein.

24 MIN2017 NOV 14
Comments
Can $50,000 Buy a Jewish Community?

Mishpucha, with AJ Jacobs

EAuthor AJ Jacobs explains how we’re all mishpucha, and we discuss his new book, It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree.

34 MIN2017 NOV 7
Comments
Mishpucha, with AJ Jacobs