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A Few Highlights from Moment’s 2023 Gala

In 2023 Moment honored brave and brilliant people whose voices need to be heard. [youtube][youtube][youtube][youtube][youtube][youtube]Watch the entire gala here.

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A View from the Gulf States with Bahraini journalist Ahdeya Al Sayed and Nadine Epstein

Bahraini journalist Ahdeya Al Sayed, editor-in-chief of the Times of Bahrain discusses the history and importance of Bahraini-Israeli relations, antisemitism in the Arab world and how the Israel-Hamas War is viewed in various Gulf States.

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How to Negotiate with Terrorists and Bring Hostages Home with Ory Slonim and Dan Raviv

Join Orly Slonim, a specialist in negotiating for the release of Israeli prisoners and hostages ,for a conversation about the 230+ hostages taken to Gaza and what strategies might win their release. He also discusses the role Qatar, Egypt and Turkey, as well as the United States, may play in the negotiations.

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An Inside Look at What’s Happening in the Palestinian Authority Today: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Ghaith al-Omari and Nadine Epstein

What are the repercussions of the October 7 terrorist attack in Israel and the resulting Israel-Hamas war for the Palestinian Authority? How are PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah Party dealing with issues from settler violence to pro Hamas demonstrations, and a populace that only gets its news from Al Jazeera and doesn’t know what really happened on October 7? Why do ties between Israeli and Palestinian security forces remain strong? Will the crisis push the dysfunctional PA to reform? How are Palestinians within Israel reacting? And who should oversee Gaza after the war? Join Ghaith al-Omari

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The Rise of Antisemitism since October 7th with Ira N. Forman and Sarah Breger

Join Ira N. Forman, former U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism for an important conversation about the current state of antisemitism around the globe since October 7th.

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The World Order Under Threat: How Russia, Iran and China Benefit from the Israel-Hamas War with Ilan Berman and Nadine Epstein

Join Ilan Berman, Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, and Moment Editor-in-Chief Nadine Epstein, for a wide-ranging conversation about the state of the world order, the links between Russia, China, Iran and the strategies behind them.

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The Israel-Hamas War: Updates and Analysis (Part 2) with Aaron David Miller and Robert Siegel

Aaron David Miller shares his thoughts on the hostage situation, Hamas, Gaza, the West Bank, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, regional and international ramifications, and where he thinks this war is headed in the coming weeks.

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Antisemitism Monitor | Week of November 21, 2022

An attempted coup in Germany. Murder in the United States. Holocaust denial in Poland. Conspiracy theories around Jewish figures in the COVID-19 pandemic. This is just a sample of the reported antisemitic incidents that took place around the globe during the week of November 21, 2022. Sign up for the Antisemitism Monitor for a bi-weekly report.

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The Israel-Hamas War Through the Eyes of an Israeli Writer with Fania Oz Salzberger and Amy E. Schwartz

Historian and Moment columnist Fania Oz-Salzberger, coauthor of the book Jews and Words with her father Amos Oz, talks about how she and other Israelis are coping with the dramatic upheavals of the past two weeks, her personal experience, her hopes and fears for Israel, and how she processes what she is experiencing and decides what to share in her writing.

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How Theater Transforms the World with Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Grody and Gail Merrifield Papp

Join Merrifield Papp, author of the memoir Public/Private: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater, and longtime friends Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody for a conversation about “how The Public Theater became a transformative beacon for social change and of the couple who created it,” and the Yiddishkeit that bonded Papp, Patinkin and Grody.

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Antisemitism Monitor | Week of November 14, 2022

Graffiti in Maryland. Bomb threats to synagogues. Bricks thrown through windows and antisemitic fliers distributed. This is just a sample of the reported antisemitic incidents that took place around the globe during the week of November 14, 2022. Sign up for the Antisemitism Monitor for a bi-weekly report.

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Danger on Israel’s Northern Border: Hezbollah and the Failed State of Lebanon with Hanin Ghaddar and Nadine Epstein

Join former Lebanese journalist Hanin Ghaddar, Friedmann Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in the Linda and Tony Rubin Program on Arab Politics, for a deep dive into the inner workings of Hezbollah, including its leaders and weapons arsenal, its domination of the Lebanese government and economy, Iran’s role, and what we can expect. In conversation with Moment editor Nadine Epstein.

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The Cost of Free Land: Jews and the Lakota with Rebecca Clarren and Sarah Breger

Join Clarren, author of the new book “The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance,” for a conversation about the entangled history of her Jewish ancestors’ land and the dev­as­tat­ing cycle of loss of Indige­nous land, cul­ture, and resources that con­tin­ues today.

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The Israel Hamas-War: Updates and Analysis (Part 1) with Aaron David Miller and Robert Siegel

oin Middle East Analyst Aaron David Miller and Robert Siegel, former host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Moment contributor, as they discuss what happened, where things stand and how and when this war might end.

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Ecological Judaism with Ellen Bernstein, Natan Margalit and Noah Phillips

Join Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, founder of the first national Jewish environmental organization Shomrei Adamah, and author of the forthcoming book Toward a Holy Ecology: Reading the Song of Songs in the Age of Climate Crisis and Rabbi Natan Margalit, founder of Organic Torah, and author of The Pearl and the Flame: A Journey into Jewish Wisdom and Ecological Thinking for a conversation about “eco-theology” and the radical new ways Jewish leaders are using ancient teachings of Judaism to address today’s environmental and social problems.

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The Yom Kippur War and How it Created the Modern Middle East with Uri Kaufman and Dan Raviv

oin Uri Kaufman, author of the new book Eighteen Days in October: The Yom Kippur War and How It Created the Modern Middle East, for a conversation about the war and how it set the stage for future peace negotiations; how the Yom Kippur War gave birth to the religious-Zionist settler movement; and why history has not always been kind to Israel’s first and only female prime minister.

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What is the U.N. doing to Fight Antisemitism? A Wide-Open Conversation with U.N. Special Advisor Alice Wairimu Nderitu and Noah Phillips

Join the undersecretary for a wide-open conversation about why she believes the United Nations should be playing a bigger role in fighting antisemitism and what that looks like; her visit to Auschwitz; and what it’s like to be a mediator.

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Book Review | The Voice Behind the ‘SWISH!’

For more than four decades after he was suddenly and unceremoniously removed from participation in the 100-meter relay race at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Marty Glickman—then a young athlete, later a beloved voice of New York sports radio—vaguely and quietly chalked up the greatest disappointment of his life to “politics.”

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Daughter of History: From Holocaust Refugee to American Teenager with Susan Rubin Suleiman

Join Suleiman, a retired Harvard professor and author of the new memoir Daughter of History: Traces of an Immigrant Girlhood and Moment Book and Opinion editor Amy E. Schwartz for a conversation about growing up with dueling identities as well as the significance of everyday objects and how they evoke memories of our past.

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