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NBN Episodes hosted by Ari:

Abigail Jacobson and Moshe Naor, "Oriental Neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine" (Brandeis UP, 2016)

December 23, 2016

Oriental Neighbors

Abigail Jacobson and Moshe Naor
Hosted by Ari Ariel

Much of the existing literature on Mandatory Palestine adheres to a dual society model which assumes that the Palestinian Arab community and the Jewis…

Garrett M. Broad, "More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change" (U California Press, 2016)

May 13, 2016

More Than Just Food

Garrett M. Broad
Hosted by Ari Ariel

Resistance to the industrial food system has, over the past decades, led to the rise of alternative food movements. Debate about genetically modified …

Yael Raviv, "Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel" (U Nebraska Press, 2015)

December 17, 2015

Falafel Nation

Yael Raviv
Hosted by Ari Ariel

In the late nineteenth century, Jewish immigrants inspired by Zionism began to settle in Palestine. Their goal was not only to establish a politically…

Mark S. Wagner, "Jews and Islamic Law in Early 20th-Century Yemen" (Indiana UP, 2015)

June 20, 2015

Jews and Islamic Law in Early 20th-Century Yemen

Mark S. Wagner
Hosted by Ari Ariel

During the early twentieth century, Yemeni Jews operated within a legal structure that defined them as dhimmi, that is, non-Muslims living as a protec…

Lital Levy, "Poetic Trespass: Writing Between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine" (Princeton UP, 2014)

April 6, 2015

Poetic Trespass

Lital Levy
Hosted by Ari Ariel

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Jewish settlement in Palestine and the revival of Hebrew as a national language have profoundly impacted the …

Emily Alice Katz, "Bringing Zion Home: Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948-1967" (SUNY Press, 2015)

March 26, 2015

Bringing Zion Home

Emily Alice Katz
Hosted by Ari Ariel

World War Two and the establishment of the State of Israel significantly altered American Jewish attitudes toward Zionism. American Jews supported Isr…

Hasia Diner, "Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way" (Yale UP, 2015)

March 10, 2015

Roads Taken

Hasia Diner
Hosted by Ari Ariel

The period from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries witnessed a mass migration which carried millions of Jews from central and easter…

Bedross Der Matossian, "Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire" (Stanford UP, 2014)

February 24, 2015

Shattered Dreams of Revolution

Bedross Der Matossian
Hosted by Ari Ariel

The Young Turk revolution of 1908 restored the Ottoman constitution, suspended earlier by Sultan Abdul Hamid II, and initiated a new period of parliam…