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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 May 31, 2020, American Jewry lost a giant. Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, the longtime president of Yeshiva University (YU), was one of the nation’s foremost defenders Orthodox Judaism and exponents of the Torah […]

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Jewish life, for the time being, has moved out of our public spaces of worship, learning, and community into the private sphere. Where shall we find wisdom? In the 1960s, as the space race produced scientific achievements unlike any other in human history, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik wrote one of the most prescient works 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.  With the exception of shabbat, there is probably no practice that distinguishes pious Jews more than the observance of kashrut—the Jewish dietary laws. Whether at a business meeting or an everyday social gathering, Jews […]

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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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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher. Chapter 1: The Virtue of Mortality Chapter 2: Body, Soul, and Afterlife Chapter 3: Family—the Jewish Answer to Mortality Chapter 4: Who Believes in the Future? When Jews raise their glasses in celebration, they toast “l’chaim!” “to life!” Judaism’s belief […]

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