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Ha’Azinu: On Eagle’s Wings

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At this time of year the imagery of God as an eagle reminds us of God’s power to punish and to save. For more information about Rabbi Danny, please visit RabbiDanny.com The opening and closing music for this podcast is Coming Out of the Dark by Matt Stamm. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Chagigah, Daf 15

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 15. Rabbi Elisha Ben Abuya is one of the tragic figures of rabbinic literature- he entered the realm of esoteric knowledge and was drawn into heresy, becoming “Acher”- “the other.” More recently, there has been new interest in […]

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Stand Up and Go: נצבים–וילך – NITZAVIM-VAYELECH

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A sermon by Rabbi David Ingber on Nitzavim-Vayelech. For more information please visit romemu.org. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Chagigah, Daf 14

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 14. Four entered the Pardes, the orchard of enlightenment, and only one emerged whole. How did Rabbi Akiva do it? What’s the real danger of mystical exploration? The opening and closing music for this podcast is Ufros from […]

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Sean Martin: ZOA Michigan Region

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The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for September 21, 2014. Rabbi Finamn talks to Sean Martin of The Michigan Region Branch of The Zionist Organization of America about antisemitism. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Chagigah, Daf 13

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 13. The sages forbad study of Ma’aseh Merkavah- Ezekiel’s vision of the divine chariot. Why did he picture God surrounded by strange, 4-faced beasts? We’ll find answers from ancient archeology and later mysticism. But be careful, one person […]

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Chagigah, Daf 12

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 12. Don’t listen to today’s podcast. It’s forbidden by Jewish law. If you must, make sure you do it alone, and not with another person, and you’ll learn about some of the basics of Jewish mysticism, what would […]

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We All Are Standing Here.. Now What Will You Do?

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“You are (all) standing here today; all of you; in front of Adonai, your G-d.” So begins this week’s parsha, Nitzavim. In chapter 29, verses 9 & 10, Moses reminds us that each one of us, no matter our work, our income, our age, or our level of involvement in the community stands, today and […]

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Building A Strong Foundation While Raising The Bar

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As things have settled down, I had the privilege to spend some more time in classrooms, observing reading groups, tfillah, social studies and Judaic studies. As I watched your children working on Rosh Hashanah projects while simultaneously working on their spelling, handwriting, punctuation and organizing their ideas, I couldn’t help but smile. This integration of […]

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Chagigah, Daf 11

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 11. You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth! There are areas of knowledge that are too dangerous to be taught in public? I can understand why esoteric mystical knowledge might fall into that category, but why […]

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