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Unorthodox is the world’s leading Jewish podcast™ - but you don’t have to be Jewish to love it! Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz of Tablet Magazine, each episode we bring you interesting guests, News of the Jews, and so much more.
 
You have probably heard about Kabbalah either as a Hollywood phenomenon or something that is beyond the world that we live in. Kabbalah actually has incredible secrets that can transform your daily life. This is your chance to connect to this incredible ancient wisdom and change your life for the better. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kabbalahforeveryone/support
 
Listen in as Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg analyze pressing issues for 21st century American Judaism. Mixing their own analysis with interviews of leading thinkers, practitioners, and even "regular Jews," Dan and Lex look to push past the bounds of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. You can support Judaism Unbound at www.JudaismUnbound.com/donate.
 
Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.
 
To help support this podcast, please consider giving a tax deductible contribution here: https://go.thechesedfund.com/DyQrOD/support-rabbi-katzz-podcast --- Rabbi Dovid Katz, PhD is lauded for his extensive knowledge of Jewish History, his engaging and insightful lecture series, and eye opening historical international tours. Follow him weekly. New content released on Saturday nights, Wednesday (Personalities in Jewish History), & Friday (Perspective on the Parshah). Opportunities for sponso ...
 
Shnayim Mikra provides a verse-by-verse review of the parsha in seven weekly installments, corresponding to the seven aliyos. Insights and commentary are provided by master educators familiar from the OU's Nach Yomi, including Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Rabbi Menachen Leibtag, Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein, and others.
 
There are so many Jewish personalities and big people in the world. They all have a story on how they became who they are today. Deep, unboundedly interesting, fun and uplifting, Meaningful People Podcast is a weekly opportunity for Nachi & Yaakov to talk to the Jewish world's meaningful people.
 
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While there has been a recent boom in Jewish literacy and learning within the US, few resources exist to enable American Jews to experience the rich primary sources of Yiddish culture. Stepping into this void, Miriam Udel has crafted collection, Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children's Literature (NYU Press, 2020), which offers a feast o…
 
In a bit less than 3 weeks, on March 23rd, Eytan Weinstein will turn 32. Oh yeah, and Israel will hold its 4th election round in the past 2 years. If you don’t live here and follow the news obsessively, you might find yourself baffled as to the amount of parties, agendas, boycotts and potential Prime Ministers in our tiny political pool. Don’t you …
 
The last rabbi of pre war Kovno, Rav Avraham Dovber Kahana-Shapira (1870-1943), was known by the name of the sefer he authored, the Dvar Avraham. Born into the Lithuanian rabbinic elite, and having studied at the Volozhin Yeshiva, he was appointed rabbi of Kovno (Kaunas) in 1913. He remained at his post until his passing in the Kovno Ghetto three d…
 
Sharon Avni, Sarah Bunin Benor, and Jonathan Krasner join us to talk about talk about their recent book Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps, and the big issues it raises about the role of Hebrew in American Jewish culture and history. Hebrew Infusion combines sociological, historical, and linguistic approaches to…
 
Please enjoy this special encore message from Rabbi David Levine. Purim – Lots (Festival of Lots) Exodus 17:8-16 Book of Esther 1-10 B’rit haChadasha: Hebrews 11 Parshat Tetzaveh – You shall command Exodus 27:20–30:10 Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10 – 27 B’rit haChadasha: Hebrews 13:10-17By David Levine
 
Bristol University's reputation is being tarnished by their inaction over a conspiracy theorist professor who calls for an end to Zionism in lectures.Sign Bristol JSoc’s petition to get hate off campus. https://www.change.org/p/university-of-bristol-get-david-miller-off-bristol-uni-campus?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=psf_c…
 
This month we’re talking about Crossing Delancey, a film that’s new to us, as we honor the memory of Joan Micklin Silver, the director, who recently died. And for our second segment we’re talking about the recent conspiracy theory exposed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, that California forest fires were started by space lasers financed […] The post …
 
The Mishneh Torah was the Rambam's (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon) magnum opus, a work spanning hundreds of chapters and describing all of the laws mentioned in the Torah. To this day it is the only work that details all of Jewish observance, including those laws which are only applicable when the Holy Temple is in place. Participating in the one of the a…
 
The Mishneh Torah was the Rambam's (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon) magnum opus, a work spanning hundreds of chapters and describing all of the laws mentioned in the Torah. To this day it is the only work that details all of Jewish observance, including those laws which are only applicable when the Holy Temple is in place. Participating in the one of the a…
 
Chabad Chassidus is an all-embracing world outlook and way of life which sees the Jew's central purpose as a unifying link between the Creator and His world. Written by the Alter Rebbe, the founder of Chabad, Tanya is the central text of Chabad Chassidus. It shows the reader a path to realizing their purpose and developing a deeper relationship wit…
 
Shawn Lichaa is a Karaite. "What's that," you ask? Very valid question! Karaites are a group of Jews whose traditions, and interpretations, are built around the Bible alone -- not the Talmud or any other piece of what Rabbanites (rabbinic Jews) call "the oral Torah." Lichaa, founder of The Karaite Press and A Blue Thread: A Jewish Blog with a Threa…
 
In the beginning of this week’s parasha, Ki Tisa , Hashem commanded Moshe to collect half a shekel from every Jew with the proceeds going to purchase korbanot on behalf of the community for the upcoming year. The Midrash says that Hashem showed Moshe a machatzit hashekel coin made out of fire which He took from underneath His Kiseh Hakavod and told…
 
Parshat Ki Tisa with Rav Dovid Gottlieb #1 - Classical Commentators - "The Sin of the Golden Calf" - How Could They Do It? #2 - Contemporary Commentators - Appreciating the Gift of Shabbos #3 - Midrash - "Moshe's Face Radiated" - What Was the Source of HIs Light? #4 - Sparks of Chassidus & Mussar - The Essence of Teaching and the Key to Leading: Re…
 
In Episode 10 of our Election Overdose podcast, with two and a half weeks left, Anshel Pfeffer and Dahlia Scheindlin ask these key questions: What can still change in the polling trends, will the High Court ruling on conversion have an effect on voting and why is no-one talking about the parties’ economic plans? With special guest Rachel Azaria we …
 
A day of confusion in Washington as the Biden administration says it wants schools reopened but then also seems to implicitly agree with the teachers' unions that schools can't reopen until everyone is vaccinated by insisting on "prioritizing" teachers. How to make sense out of this? And what's this huge story out of Israel about a mammoth oil spil…
 
The Chovot HaLevavot writes in the Shaar Avodat HaElokim that Hashem’s purpose in sending us down to this world is for us to exalt our neshamot and elevate ourselves to greater levels than the angels. By achieving this, we will be deemed worthy of benefiting from the light of Hashem’s glory for all of eternity. We are placed in a world surrounded b…
 
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings take a look at the backstory of Noah and talk about the midrash surrounding the Nephilim from Genesis 6. BEMA 5: A Misplaced Curse “Pete & Jared on Genesis” — The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Episode 100 Genesis for Normal People by Peter Enns and Jared Byas Tallest Living Person — Guinness World Records Hurtaly…
 
This week on Unorthodox, we’re sharing an episode of “Hearing with Tali Farhadian Weinstein,” a podcast from Pushkin Industries. Tali is an Iranian-Jewish prosecutor running for District Attorney in Manhattan, and her show features interviews with policy experts, journalists, and community members. In this episode of Hearing, Tali talks to former U…
 
In this class, we delve into chapter 2 of Kohelet, as the narrator brings us into his thoughts on the meaninglessness of toil and pleasure alike. We then explore themes on wisdom and folly. As always, we try to notice where it is that the narrator may be erring in his thinking, while making the space for his downbeat tone.…
 
Can you defeat Covid and has the CDC promoted a false narrative when it comes to Covid-19? The Wise Guys interview professor, author, and physician–Dr. Henry Ealy from Energetic Health Institute to help explain peer reviewed research on how CDC reports covid death and testing results. The Wise Guys also explore Scripture to find YHWH’s view towards…
 
News and commentary for Wednesday, 3 March, 2021. Can the Whoppin’ Big Stinkin’ LIES get any bigger? Given recent history, don’t bet they won’t. But the intent is that they kill you. Don’t miss this news summary of why it’s important to “study, to show yourself approved.” And, “be NOT deceived…”By Hebrew Nation Online
 
A person might look around and see people in his circle doing great things on behalf of Klal Yisrael - one person is running a chesed organization, another person is teaching Torah to the masses, another person is running a successful business and giving an abundance of charity, supporting institutions all over the world. He feels that he’s just a …
 
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