New Blue Review

NEW BLUE REVIEW  |  Podcast , ±33 min episodes every 5 weeks  | 
Benji Shulman is from Johannesburg, South Africa, he has a masters degree in Geography and has worked in a range of fields in the Jewish community including education, advocacy, environment and outreach. He loves radio and has a hosted numerous shows on 101.9 ChaiFm in the last decade.

The New Blue Review is a Jewish current affairs and culture magazine program.

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09
OCT
2018

Interview with Martin Plaut - The history of voting rights for black South Africans

This is an interview with Martin Plaut. He has written numerous books on African politics, culture and history. In this interview he talks about the century long history of voting rights for black South Africans, the contributions of Africans to both world wars, the current relationship between the ANC and the world wide anti-apartheid campagain and the effect of Jeremy Corbyn on the Labour Party in the UK.

Martin was born in South Africa in May 1950, he studied at UCT and Wits, before going on to do an MA at the University of Warwick. In 1984 he joined the BBC, working primarily on Africa. For two years he was an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
14
SEP
2018

South African Jews in Politics

Harry Schwartz is a famous member of the Jewish community who was involved in opposition politics in South Africa and contributed enormously to Jewish community and to the trajectory of the country.
01
JUN
2018

The Origins of King Kong

King Kong was famous in the 1950's for being an all black play in apartheid South Africa. It recently made its way back to the stage in Johannesburg. We caught up with Lionel Slier who was a stage hand in the original production
15
APR
2018

Israel@70 - The Founders of the IAF

Israel@70 - The Founders of the IAF

With Israel's 70th Yom Hatzmahut this year it is appropriate to explore some of the people and intuition who made it possible. On the New Blue Review today we talk to Smoky Simon who had integral role in the creation of the Israel Air Force. Smoky still lives in Israel and recounts the amazing story of his youth in South Africa and interest in aircraft to the smuggling operation he had to conduct to build the states first fighter planes.
02
APR
2018

New Trends in Jewish Travel

New Trends in Jewish Travel

There has forever been the tale of the "wandering Jew" in this episode of the New Blue Review we chat to Hugh Raichlin who is a professional Jewish traveler taking groups around the world to explores the roots and routes and of Jewish communities around the world. He talks about growing interesting in Eastern Europe and also new trends in exploring the Arab world.

Feel free to get hold of us @Benji_Shulman

You can listen to other episodes on the 101.9 ChaiFM
25
MAR
2018

Edtech - The next Frontier in Jewish Learning

Edtech - The next Frontier in Jewish Learning

For anyone familiar with Jewish and Hebrew studies images of dusty texts and chalk boards are likely to be the dominant visual. This is changing with the introduction of Jewish Education Technology (Edtech) that are using new ways of engaging you people in Jewish studies. On this episode of the The New Blue Review we speak to the creators of Jewish Interactive that makes Apps for Jewish education. Using this technology students are able to learn everything from the Hebrew calendar to how to make your own clip art rendition of the Exodus.

Check out Jewish Interactive on http://www.jewishinteractive.org/
01
MAR
2018

The Afro-Jewish Relationship - Taking the Temperature

The Afro-Jewish Relationship - Taking the Temperature

In some parts of the world this years "Apartheid Week" on campuses the theme is the "Afro- Palestinian Solidarity".

With this in mind on this episode of the New Blue Review we talk to Chloe Valdarie an African - American activist that is involved in pro-Israel work. The episode was recorded during her visit to the South Africa Friends of Israel conference of 2017. It focuses on the relationship between Jewish community and African American community, the issue of Israel on campus politics and how the pro-Israel community can be more organised on social media.

You can listen to this episode of the New Blue Review Here and to other episodes on 101.9 ChaiFm.

We are always happy to receive feedback so feel free to follow us on @Benji_Shulman
20
FEB
2018

My Wife went to Israel & all I got was a Kosher Sex Toy

Making Kosher Sex Great Again

In this episode of the New Blue Review we track the extraordinary story of Rabbi Nathan Alexander a former shaliach and educator who started his own kosher online sex shop.

The show covers issues such as relationships, the limits of sex in halacha, the biblical view of sex, the state of sex education in the Jewish community and what makes a kosher sex toy.

You can listen to the show here and shows on 101.9 ChaiFM

You can check out Rav Nathan Alexander at https://www.ravnatanalexander.com/ or https://bebetter2gether.com/

We are always happy to take your comments on twitter at @Benji_Shulman
13
FEB
2018

Israel, Cape Town, Water - What are the Solutions?

On this episode of the New Blue Review we talk about solutions for the water crisis in Cape Town. The city might be the world’s first major metro to run out of water. This comes after a long running drought that is now threatening to spread to the rest of South Africa. We talk to Dr. Clive Lipchin a former South African who directs the Centre for Transboundary Water Management at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel. The Interview looks at the history of the Israeli hydrology regime and what the lesson learnt that could benefit countries like South Africa.

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