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Parashat Korach
Parashat Korach
Parashat Bamidbar
Parashat Bamidbar
Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
Parashat Titzaveh
Parashat Titzaveh
Parashat Vayelech
Parashat Vayelech
Parashat Kedoshim
Parashat Kedoshim
Parashat Vayeishev
Parashat Vayeishev
Parashat Va’etchanan
Parashat Va’etchanan
Parashat Beshalach
Parashat Beshalach
Parashat Shemot
Parashat Shemot
Parashat Vayeira
Parashat Vayeira
Parashat Ekev
Parashat Ekev
Parashat Behar
Parashat Behar
Parashat Ki Tisa
Parashat Ki Tisa
Parashat Vayeira
Parashat Vayeira
Parashat Va’etchanan
Parashat Va’etchanan
sponsored in gratitude to Geri Gindea, Dudi Goshen and Dalia Smerka for fulfilling the mitzvah of Hashavat Aveidah
Parashat Shelach
Parashat Shelach
Parashat Emor
Parashat Emor
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
Parashat Pinchas
Parashat Pinchas
sponsored in honor of David Schwerdt on the anniversary of his bar mitzvah
Parashat Shemini
Parashat Shemini
Parashat Toldot
Parashat Toldot
(Re)conceiving Abraham: The Contested Legacy of the First Patriarch
(Re)conceiving Abraham: The Contested Legacy of the First Patriarch
For thousands of years, the question "Who is Abraham" has received multiple and radically divergent responses. This podcast discusses some of these answers as we encounter various textual portraits of the founding father of three great faiths, and pose the additional question: How can his story inform our own?
Body and Soul: Understanding the Asceticism of Yom Kippur (part 1 of a 3-session course)
Body and Soul: Understanding the Asceticism of Yom Kippur (part 1 of a 3-session course)
Click here to listen to the other class sessions. What is the connection between the restrictions of Yom Kippur and repentance? How do they help us achieve atonement?  
Haftarah Korach
Haftarah Korach
An analysis and discussion of Haftarah Korach (Samuel 11:14-12:22) and how it connects to the parsha (weekly Torah reading).
Facebook: Halakhic and Torah Reflections
Facebook: Halakhic and Torah Reflections
As our society engages in (qualitatively and quantitatively) increasing virtual interfacing, it seems wise to reflect on  media platforms such as Facebook . This podcast draws on a variety of Torah sources to develop a language with which we can evaluate the Facebook phenomenon, and ask what possibilities and challenges it presents us with as individuals and as a community. 
Thoughts on Channukah
Thoughts on Channukah
An exploration of the Sfat Emet's views on regularity and new experiences through the lens of Channukah.
Law, Narrative, and Piety: the Original Chasidic Stories
Law, Narrative, and Piety: the Original Chasidic Stories
Blood, Bread, and Redemption: What is the “True” Story of Pesach?
Blood, Bread, and Redemption: What is the “True” Story of Pesach?
The biblical account of the Exodus has been utilized for millennia as the source-text for discussions on central dichotomies in the human experience (death versus life, slavery versus freedom, and a life of meaning versus a life without). In this lecture, we will explore some of the richest of these readings, and ask how the Passover narratives of the past answered the question, What is the real Passover story?