People of the Pod
People of the Pod is a weekly podcast analyzing global affairs through a Jewish lens, brought to you by American Jewish Committee. Hosts Seffi Kogen and Manya Brachear Pashman examine current events, the people driving them, and what it all means for America, Israel, and the Jewish people. Check out all of our episodes below. You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast app. If you like what you hear, subscribe, rate it, and spread the word.
In the wake of vicious attacks on American Jews, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators joined a chorus of organizations that condemned antisemitism then, after pushback, apologized for not condemning Islamophobia or other forms of hatred in the same statement. Jewish Insider Reporter Gabby Deutch joins us to discuss her discovery that the controversial apology underscored a wider and equally troubling challenge facing Jewish authors.
Then, Manya Brachear Pashman weighs in on the controversy surrounding Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling their ice cream in the territories captured by Israel in the 1967 war, and how Jewish advocates, including those at AJC, are urging state lawmakers to invoke their anti-BDS statutes.
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