BEYOND THE PALE explores cutting edge Jewish culture and offers local, national, and international political debate and analysis from a Jewish perspective.

Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., on WBAI/New York, 99.5 FM

Recently Aired

June 11, 2006 — Journalist Michael Massing on the Israel Lobby, plus the story behind the revelation that the CIA knew Adolf Eichmann's whereabouts as far back as the 1950s.


June 4, 2006 — Gruesome labor conditions in a kosher slaughtering and meat packing plant; a Palestinian blogger writes on the challenges of raising a son in Gaza City; and the dilemma faced by Orthodox Jewish women whose husbands won't grant them a Jewish divorce. [Audio forthcoming.]

May 21, 2006 — A two-hour special featuring Eyal Press, author of Absolute Convictions, a meditation on the anti-abortion movement through the eyes of Press's father, one of only two abortion providers in Buffalo New York. Both were Jewish; the other, Bernard Slepian, was murdered by an anti-abortion fanatic.

April 30, 2006 — A new documentary, The Tribe, explores Jewish identity; a new Jewish literary quarterly Guilt and Pleasure, featuring a reading by novelist Lara Vapnyar; and Forgiving Dr. Mengele, the story of an Holocaust survivor and former "Mengele twin" [Audio forthcoming.]


April 16, 2006 — A new book on the crypto Jews of New Mexico, plus debate over proposals for an academic boycott of Israeli universities [Audio forthcoming.]

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