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The Calling: Shmuly Yanklowitz

Shmuly Yanklowitz is an intellectual rabbinical student at New York City’s Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School — and a passionate activist. A Modern Orthodox Jew, he feels compelled to break boundaries — to resist becoming an old-style rabbi stuck within the walls of the synagogue.

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Cured

When homosexuality was considered an illness to be “cured," LGBTQ activists fought back.
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Frustrated Krasner supporters warn he must accelerate plans to phase out cash bail.
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Part 7 | Philly D.A. | Episode 7

Krasner must decide whether to pursue a rarity—murder charges against a cop.
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Part 6 | Philly D.A. | Episode 6

A councilmember bridges constituents plagued by the opioid crisis with the unorthodox D.A.
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A skeptical parole board and his own pride stand between a man and freedom.
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Part 4 | Philly D.A. | Episode 4

LaTonya Myers fights for probation reform, but any slip-up could send her back to prison.
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