Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak talks about taking the unprecedented step of proposing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and the lifetime that led up to it. His new memoir is My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Searching for Peace.
Historian Steven Zipperstein and civil rights activist and retired judge LaDoris Cordell examine a pogrom in late-Tsarist Russia and how can we understand it in our current political climate. Zipperstein’s new book is Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History.
Writer and intersex activist Hida Viloria, whose memoir is Born Both: An Intersex Life, discusses fighting for human rights and equality for intersex people everywhere, and embracing identity that doesn’t fit standard definitions of male or female.
Actress, writer, neuroscientist and founder of GrokNation.com, Mayim Bialik shares what it means to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically, from her book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular.
We feature representatives from various racial justice organizations to discuss the challenges they face during the new administration, including Katherin Canton of Emerging Arts Professionals, Alex U. Inn of Momma’s Boyz, Rahula Janowski of Catalyst Project, and Vanessa Moses of Causa Justa. The moderator is Angeles Roy.
Religious studies scholar Reza Aslan explores how believers have conceptualized the idea of God from the early origins of religion through present day, and why and how they tend to anthropomorphize the divine. His new book is God, A Human History.
We feature representatives from various disability rights organizations to discuss the challenges they face during the new administration, including Alicia Contreras from Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation, Susan Henderson from Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Jessica Lehman from Senior and Disability Action, Karyn Skultety from Openhouse, and Yomi Wrong from Sutter Health. The moderator is Meghan Freebeck from Project Homeless Connect and Simply the Basics.
Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell offers his insider account of the specific concessions the Israelis and the Palestinians must make to finally achieve lasting peace.
Psychotherapist and relationship expert Esther Perel invites us to take a closer look at infidelity to find out what affairs are really about. Her new book is The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity.
Author, journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson discusses how Leonardo da Vinci's wide-ranging passions, combined with his ability to stand at the crossroads of art and science, made him history's most creative genius.