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

March 09, 2014 — Hosted by Adam Sacks.

I. Spiegelman Retrospective with Marianne Hirsch

II. Ukraine Crisis with Mikhail Nemirovsky

III. Mahler comes home to Vienna and New York via Fennez Electronica
IV. Folksbiene Returns with a Purim Spiel
a plug for the ongoing Sephardic Film Festival which we will cover soon, when we return on air! Check out:


February 16, 2014 — Black-Jewish Culture Celebrated in a curated DJ show of humor, music and speeches:

I. Those of Black-Jewish Heritage - Rain Pryor, Rachida Jones and Drake,

II. Jews Inspired by Black Culture: George Gershwin, Bob Dylan and Joachim Prinz 

III. Black Judaism - Black Hebrew Israelites of America.


February 09, 2014 — Host Alex Kane looks beyond the headlines and stereotypes of Jewish settlers in the Occupied West Bank in conversation with doctoral candidate in Anthropology, at the University of California Berkeley, Callie Maidhof. Maidhof recently lived in a settlement for 10 months and, while the gun-toting, religious/nationalist ideological settler does exist, the majority of settlers see themselves as apolitical and are seeking a suburban middle-class lifestyle. The broadcast ends with Maidhof's interview with Ariel settler Orit Arfa, whose YouTube videos "Jews Can't Stop" and "Gaza Wrecking Ball" went viral.

February 02, 2014 — 

Adam Sacks hosts our Super Bowl Sunday show coming after the passing of Pete Seeger and Shulamit Aloni was dedicated in part to their memory and legacies. 

Jonathan Kirsch joined the show revisiting and rescuing the pre-Holocaust boy avenger who improbably sunk into obscurity Herschl Grynszpan. 

Finally we selected a number of striking and dramatic new films showcased in the recent Jewish Film Festival that our listeners should not miss. Here is what we reviewed:

"Friends from France"

"Before the Revolution"


"The Jewish Cardinal"

"The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich"




January 26, 2014 — 

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the hilarious Kinsey Sicks will be appearing tonight, January 26th, at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill.  On today's Beyond the Pale we re-broadcast Eve Sicular's December 18 2011 interview with the over-the-top group, and more.

For further details and audio, click here.

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