PAST EVENT RECORDINGS
We are delighted to share the YouTube videos of recordings of our 2023 events. If you missed any of our past programs, or want to watch them again, now you can. For last year's programs, please visit our 2022 Event Recordings. We hope you enjoy them!
Lisa Scottoline is the number-one bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-five novels. A former president of Mystery Writers of America and published in thirty-five countries, Lisa taught a course she developed, “Justice & Fiction,” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. On August 31st program, Scottoline talked about Italy and two of her novels Eternal and Loyalty.
On June 8, 2023, Under One Tent Program Director and EBIJFF Director Riva Gambert explored how The Third Reich fought Hollywood even before WWII broke out and used cinema in its war against the Jewish people. Gambert gave the first part of this lecture in 2022.
Mark Yudof, president emeritus of the University of California, presently serves with the Academic Engagement Network, an organization that challenges anti-Zionism in academic circles and unmasks the distortions about BDS articulated on many universities across the country. His talk on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, examined the campaign against Israel on university campuses and what we can do about it.
On May 18, Dr. Alla Shapiro discussed her book Doctor on Call: Chernobyl Responder, Jewish Refugee, Radiation Expert, released in 2021 on the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe. Trained as a pediatric hematologist in Kiev, Dr. Shapiro was one of the first physician responders to the 1986 nuclear disaster and headed the field team surveying its medical effects on children.
On Monday, May 15, NYT bestselling author Steven Hartov talked about his newest thriller The Last of the Seven, a spellbinding novel of World War II based on the little-known history of the X Troop—a team of European Jews who escaped the Continent only to join the British Army and return home to exact their revenge on Hitler’s military.
Writing and teaching at the nexus of myth, spirituality, and popular music, Dr. Stephen Daniel Arnoff released his book About Man and God and Law in 2022 to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 81st birthday. On Sunday, May 7, Stephen joined the Under One Tent audience from Jerusalem to talk about Dylan's spiritual wisdom and his lyrics.
On Thursday, April 20, award-winning author and historian Fred Rosenbaum returned with another in the series, Around the World with Fred. Rosenbaum explored the history of the Jews of Norway and the impact of WWII on the community which was also depicted in the 2021 drama Betrayed which EBIJFF streamed online.
On Tuesday, March 28, Fred Rosenbaum explored why Israeli voters turned towards Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners at the last election. He also delved into the demographic changes that have taken place in Israel over the past decades as well as the judicial reform legislation that has led to protests throughout the country.
In A Banker's Journey, financial journalist and historian Daniel Gross traces Edmond Safra's heritage to Aleppo, Syria, and reconstructs the public life of an intensely private man. With exclusive access to Safra's personal archives, Gross tracks the banker's remarkable journey from Beirut to Milan, Sao Paulo, Geneva, and New York--to the pinnacle of global finance. Watch the March 19 talk now on YouTube!
On Sunday, February 5, 2023, best-selling author Alan Jacobson joined the Under One Tent audience virtually from East Coast to talk about the first novel of his new mystery series, The Lost Girl, where he introduces a new character, Mickey Keller. He also discussed his research methods and gave insider tips on the literary world and the entertainment industry's inner workings.
In the fall of 2022, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put together a winning political coalition and released his autobiography, Bibi: My Story. On January 31, 2023, historian, political scientist, author, and journalist Avi Shilon talked about Bibi and the memoir in which the longest-running Prime Minister in Israeli history told his personal story.
On January 24, in a pre-recorded presentation, Dr. Clive Lipchin, the Arava Institute’s leading scientist for water management, explored all the strategies that Israeli environmentalists have devised to deal with water scarcity, such as recycling wastewater or desalinization. He also examined how these and other Israeli innovations may be able to help solve California’s water crisis.
Cookbook author and photographer Benedetta Jasmine Guetta joined the Under One Tent audience online on January 17, 2023, to introduce her book Cooking alla Giudia. She gave us a brief history of Italian Jewish cuisine and a cooking demo of amaretti (almond cookies) and hraimi, a perfect fish dish to be a starter for any Shabbat meal. Her recipes are available here.