Moment Zoominar: Deborah Lipstadt and Robert Siegel: A Conversation on Anti-Semitism

Join Deborah Lipstadt and Robert Siegel for a conversations on anti-Semitism, hosted by Moment Magazine with the support of the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.

Deborah Lipstadt, author of Antisemitism Here and Now, is a professor at Emory University and is best known for having won a libel suit brought against her in London by David Irving, one of the world’s leading Holocaust deniers. The story of this trial was depicted in the film DENIAL with Academy Award winning actor Rachel Weisz depicting Deborah.

Robert Siegel is the former senior host of NPR’s award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered.

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Moment Zoominar: The Great Latke Topping Debate: Oral Arguments on Behalf of Applesauce, Sour Cream, Ketchup and More!

When it comes to celebrating the Festival of Lights, eating latkes (fried pancakes) is almost as important as lighting the menorah. The hard question is: Which topping belongs on them? Whether you are Team Applesauce, Team Sour Cream, Team Ketchup or on some other team, join us as our great thinkers weigh in on why their favorite topping is best—in the spirit of the popular Latke-Hamantash Debate.
Moderated by C-SPAN Director of Communications Howard Mortman.
Panel:
* Sarah Breger, Moment deputy editor
* Barry Friedman, comedian, author
* Dahlia Lithwick, writer, journalist
* Rabbi Douglas Sagal, Congregation B’nai Israel, Rumson, NJ
* Alan Silberberg, author, cartoonist, screenwriter

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Moment Zoominar: Can Robots be Jewish? And Other Pressing Questions of Modern Life with Amy E. Schwartz and Laura Blumenfeld

Amy E. Schwartz, in conversation with New York Times best-selling author Laura Blumenfeld, discusses whether robots can be Jewish and other perennial questions, such as what Judaism has to say about love, miracles, the afterlife and so much more from Amy’s new book, Can Robots Be Jewish? And Other Pressing Questions of Modern Life , a selection of questions and answers drawn from Moment’s ever-popular Ask the Rabbis column. This smart and provocative talk is perfect for anyone interested in the rich diversity of Jewish thought on contemporary questions.

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Madeleine Albright: ‘Fascism Is Not an Ideology. It’s a Process for Gaining Power’

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sits down for an in-depth interview with Robert Siegel, former host of NPR’s All Things Considered. She talks about her granddaughter asking, “what’s the big deal about Grandma Maddie being Secretary of State” and how the world is different today for woman in the workforce compared to when she graduated college. She also discusses the genesis of her famous pin collection; the definition of fascism; the changing nature of the Middle East; what it was like to find out late in life that her grandparents were Jewish and murdered in the Holocaust; and why retirement is a four-letter word. Secretary Albright is the 2020 recipient of “The Moment Women and Power Award.”

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Moment Zoominar: Jews and Presidential Elections with Historians Jonathan Sarna and Lauren Strauss

Presidential candidates have wooed Jewish voters as far back as Abraham Lincoln. Why did candidates seek out the Jewish vote and how did they do it? How has the landscape of Jewish voters changed in modern times?

Jonathan D. Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History and Lauren B. Strauss, Scholar in Residence in the Jewish Studies Program at American University and Senior Historical Consultant for the forthcoming Capital Jewish Museum, in conversation with Moment’s opinion and book editor Amy E. Schwartz.

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Moment Zoominar: Jewish Political Voices Project – Swing States and the Jewish Vote

At a time when polls dominate, project founder Nadine Epstein and director Suzanne Borden review preliminary findings from Moment’s unique Jewish Political Voices Project, which has been following real people in real time in 10 swing states. We will also hear directly from participants including former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley from Nevada, Rabbi Dan Levin from Florida, Mark Goldhaber from North Carolina and Ruth Kantrowitz from Wisconsin. Also joining us is Chicago Sun Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet.

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Moment Zoominar: The State of Jewish Journalism with Andrés Spokoiny, Philissa Cramer and Sarah Breger

President and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network Andrés Spokoiny, Editor in Chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Philissa Cramer and Moment Deputy Editor Sarah Breger discuss the role Jewish journalism plays inside and outside the Jewish community, how COVID-19 has changed the media landscape and the future of Jewish media.

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A Wide-Open Conversation with Activist Natan Sharansky and Historian Gil Troy about Prison, Politics and the Jewish People

Moment Zoominar: Prison, Politics and the Jewish People with Activist Natan Sharansky and Historian Gil Troy

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy, coauthors of their recently released book Never Alone: Prison, Politics and My People are in conversation with Moment Deputy Editor Sarah Breger. Sharansky is a former political prisoner in the Soviet Union who went on to become an Israeli politician. Troy is an American presidential historian and leading Zionist activist.

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