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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since the eminent columnist—and great Jewish conservative—Charles Krauthammer passed away. Krauthammer’s clarity of mind and force of argument were the cornerstone of […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  New York’s legendary Jewish Museum was founded by the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in 1904 with just 26 objects. When it opened to the public in 1947, JTS Chancellor Louis Finkelstein told the New […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  On April 27, 2019, the last day of Passover, a vicious anti-Semite entered the Chabad of Poway synagogue and started shooting. Before being stopped, he murdered one worshipper and injured several others, including the […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  In just over a week, Jews the world over will recount the biblical story of the exodus from Egypt and celebrate ancient Israel’s journey from slavery to freedom. But is there any proof for […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Law in Heaven and Hell Chapter 2: The Weightier Matters of the Law Chapter 3: Jerusalem, Athens, and Rabbinic Legal Discourse Chapter 4: Halakhah in Exile, Halakhah in Israel “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Who Herzl Was and to Whom He Was Speaking Chapter 2: A Man Who Felt the Need to Be a Jew Chapter 3: Self-Doubt, Storytelling, and Looking Ahead Chapter 4: The Menorah, Aesthetics, and the Zionist Story […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Growing Up—The Prophets Without the Law Chapter 2: Between Athens and Jerusalem Chapter 3: Patriotism, Identity Politics, and the Jews Chapter 4: The Image of God Chapter 5: The Miracle of Modern Israel What is the good? […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: Guidance, Not Governance Chapter 2: Obligation in Reform Judaism Chapter 3: Sloppy Sloganeering Chapter 4: Liberal Judaism and Social Justice Chapter 5: The Future of Liberal Judaism “It is not for nothing,” Norman Podhoretz once wrote, “that […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Chapter 1: The Craft of Pedagogy Chapter 2: Unsettling Education Chapter 3: Institutional Failure and Asking the Wrong Questions Chapter 4: Chabad, Shabbat, and the Bible The twenty second Mishnah of the fifth chapter of Pirkei Avot is one […]

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In recent decades, the holiday of Tu B’Shvat has increasingly been celebrated as a Jewish Earth Day, marked by the celebration of nature and environmentalist activism. But is that really what Tu B’Shvat is about? In this brief conversation with Tikvah Executive Director Eric Cohen, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik takes a closer look at the […]

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