A little more than 350 years ago, in September,1654, twenty-three impoverished Jews arrived by ship in New Amsterdam after having been expelled from Recife,Brazil. Adding insult to injury, Governor Peter Stuyvesant tried to expel them when they arrived. He failed. ONLY IN AMERICA is a series of six radio programs that will show the progress of American Jews from this trickle of poor immigrants to today's thriving community of six million.
From Asher Levy, who fought for Jewish civil rights in colonial times, to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who climbed from working class roots in Brooklyn to a seat on the Supreme court, ONLY IN AMERICA is full of stories and personalities of Jewish women and men, from the present and the past, who have achieved success in America.
You can listen to these programs or purchase CDs, by clicking on the appropriate link to the left. And be sure to use the Comment link to send us your email address so we can notify you of new programs in the series, and to send us your reactions.
NOW AVAILABLE! What Is Judaism?
What is Judaism? is an exploration of the essential nature of Judaism, its beliefs, history, rituals and culture. The programs take the form of a conversation between Host Larry Josephson, a secular Jew with little knowledge of the religion of his grandparents, and Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary. These CDs include: