Jewish Threads Through History(50:37)
VOI’s Ari Abramowitz is joined by Professor Karl Skorecki, a nephrologist and director of the Technion’s Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences and of medical R&D at the Rambam Health Care Campus. He discusses his findings in the attempt to locate a Jewish gene. Being the only child of Holocaust survivor parents influenced his quest for knowledge about the idea of Jewish genetics and whether there is a way to determine tribal identity.
Then, Ari and co-host Jeremy Gimpel are joined in-studio by VOI’s Gil Hoffman and Steven Rosenthal, a Jew from South Dakota. Steven recounts his reasons for settling in a place with very few Jews, and describes what his life is like there.
Finally, Ari and Jeremy talk about this week’s Torah portion, Balak, what they consider the most interesting, since it is the only story that takes place entirely outside of the camp of Israel. They explain how its message is relevant today and say that it shows God is constantly in some form of communication with us, and that we should never stop listening.