Alyza Lewin

President, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.


Appears in these episodes:

A major lawsuit against Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever for their anti-Jewish boycott has been filed by the Israeli franchisee.

Ben & Jerry’s–Israel president Avi Zinger and his attorneys Marc Zell, Alyza Lewin, and Nathan Lewin join Edwin with exclusive details.

Duke University settled formal complaints of grave antisemitism just last year. Community leaders are astonished—and mobilized—now that formal recognition of the Students Supporting Israel chapter has been summarily vetoed by student government leadership. SSI president Ilan Sinelinkov and top concerned voices join Edwin.

The Biden Administration is now pressuring Israeli officials to abandon Israel's sovereignty over the entire city of Jerusalem. The first step is opening an illegal and illegitimate consulate to the Palestinians in the heart of Jerusalem. The move has outraged many in the Jewish Community worldwide and the Israeli government. They oppose such a move. Can it happen? What will happen? When will it happen? Brandeis Center president Alyza Lewin, international jurist and embassy analyst Marc Zell, and JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief Alex Traiman join Edwin.

Almost every hour of every day, another act of violence, public humiliation, group demonization, and institutional bias is inflicted against America’s Jewish community. Fear and isolation is gripping all sectors of Jewry. Some say it has started. Has it? What is starting and what can be done about it? Alyza Lewin, president of the Brandeis Center, Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs, and other leading communal defense voices join Edwin.

UC Irvine’s student government organization recently passed an anti-Israel boycott resolution, complete with BDS agitators peppering the debate with offensive comments—an all-too-common experience for Jewish students today. Pro-Israel students at Tufts have been subjected to unprecedented harassment. Anti-Israel resolutions have no effect on university policy. What is their purpose other than to harass and marginalize Jewish students? What can be done about them? UCLA Professor and Daniel Pearl Foundation Cofounder Judea Pearl, UCI Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Douglas Haynes, Louis D. Brandeis Center President Alyza Lewin, and Jewish On Campus founder Julia Jassey join Edwin to explore.

Zionism is central to Judaism. The Jewish peoples’ theology, history, and culture are irrevocably intertwined with the Land of Israel and have been for 3,500 years. But Jews everywhere are under orchestrated attack for their Zionist identities. Worse, many Jews today are ignorant of exactly why Judaism, Zionism, and the physical Land of Israel are so inseparable. Joining Edwin to dissect are Rabbi Yotav Eliach, author of the bestselling Judaism, Zionism and the Land of IsraelAlyza Lewin, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under LawRabbi Stuart Weinblatt of the Zionist Rabbinic Coalition, and Brooke Goldstein, who heads the Lawfare Project and #EndJewHatred.

Openly anti-Semitic speech, damage to Jewish property, campus hate, and violence against Jews have been exploding across America. Prominent and chic figures have libeled Jews and the pro-Israel community with impunity, openly citing The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and virulent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Jews are stigmatized daily without consequence. Just how bad is the threat to the Jewish community? Alyza Lewin, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, in Washington, DC, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice-chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, join Edwin to explore in a turning-point episode jointly sponsored by JNS.

The observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut—Israeli Independence Day—began at sunset on April 28. Dovid Efune, editor at the Algemeiner, in New York, and Alyza Lewin, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, in Washington, DC, join Edwin in an explanation and exploration of this milestone—and then opened the floor to questions. Cantorial soloist Rachel Black lead a global singing of “Hatikva” to close the show.