November 3, 2021
Author Dara Horn is tired of Jewish history being exploited to flatter the living. In her new book, "People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present," Horn challenges us to confront the public's fascination with Jewish deaths and why there is often little respect for Jewish lives.
A two-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award with nonfiction work published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and more, Horn speaks with B'nai B'rith CEO Dan Mariaschin about her book in a world once again witnessing alarming spikes in anti-Semitism and the whitewashing of Jewish history.
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Few writers or historians have thoroughly explored the subtle ways in which non-Jewish societies – including contemporary America – pressure or gaslight Jews into modifying or erasing their own identity altogether. Learn more about "People Love Dead Jews" and the thoughtful, provocative concept driving Horn's analysis.
September 24, 2021
On this episode of the B'nai B'rith podcast, CEO Dan Mariaschin speaks with Dr. Leon Saltiel, editor of the harrowing new book, "Do Not Forget Me: Three Jewish Mothers Write to Their Sons from the Thessaloniki Ghetto."
Saltiel’s work brings together the raw emotions of three Greek Jewish women who kept on writing – even as they felt the walls closing in on them.
Sarina Saltiel, Mathilde Barouh, and Neama Cazes detail their experiences with emotional intensity in the weeks before their deportation to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Learn more about Saltiel's book: https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/SaltielDo
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April 30, 2021
Dr. Stephen Berk, professor of history at Union College, joins the B'nai B'rith podcast with CEO Dan Mariaschin to explore his “Towering Figures Who Changed the World” virtual program series, hosted by Ayelet Tours.
As Ayelet's scholar-in-residence, Dr. Berk has hosted 24 installments since the virtual series began in November 2020, giving talks on people who have changed the course of modern history and whose influence remains to this day. These include Theodor Herzl, Margaret Thatcher and Martin Luther King Jr., who Dr. Berk says is the most consequential figure of the 20th century.
Pre-pandemic, Dr. Berk lectured during trips to Russia, Spain, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Europe and Israel.
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April 16, 2021
Dr. Ernest Abel, author of the book, "Lincoln's Jewish Spy: The Life and Times of Issachar Zacharie," speaks with CEO Dan Mariaschin about the incredible life of Issachar Zacharie, a Civil War era Jewish doctor who treated the likes of Henry Clay, General George McClellan and even President Abraham Lincoln! Dr. Abel delves into Zacharie's improbable bond with President Lincoln and how he became the president's confidante – and eventually, an unlikely Union spy.
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