Not Mixing Species… What’s The Point?

“What’s the point of Judaism?” How many of us have asked this question? Turns out, Jews have been asking them for a long time. Join Rabbi Knopf as he and his students study and discuss “Sefer Ha-Hinukh / The Book of Education.” Written anonymously in the mid-13th century, this radical book offers rationales for every […]

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Beitza, Daf 25

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Abby Sosland looks at Masechet Beitza Daf 25. What’s the most polite way to drink a cup of wine? The rabbis cared about social manners, and these manners become the basis for Jewish law. The opening and closing music for this podcast is Ufros from […]

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Two Jews On The Other Woman

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A friend of mine described ‘The Other Woman’ directed by Nick Cassavetes as a Waspy Estrogen Fest. And that about sums it up. Except for Nikki Minaj, everyone is so white…Even the background players are ‘white’…Guess they’re the only people living in New York City now. But that’s not the real problem I had with […]

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Beitza, Daf 24

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Abby Sosland looks at Masechet Beitza Daf 24. Which is more important: the details of Talmudic debate or the mystical quest for holiness? An interaction on our daf suggests that one may lead to the other. The opening and closing music for this podcast is […]

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Kedoshim: Loving Ourselves To Love Others

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Beitza, Daf 23

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Abby Sosland looks at Masechet Beitza Daf 23. Creating a day that is a taste of eternity takes attention to detail and careful planning. Perhaps this is the reason the Gemara brings so many debates about what constitutes Melacha (prohibited work) on Shabbat and Yom […]

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The Jewish Hour: Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb– Koren English Talmud

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The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for April 20, 2014. Rabbi Finamn talks to Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb about the “Koren English Talmud“.     Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Beitza, Daf 22

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Abby Sosland looks at Masechet Beitza Daf 22. The principle of Marit Ayin (for the sake of appearance) has its origins in Talmudic thinking. What we are seen doing can influence the actions of others, and the rabbis remind us that we need to be […]

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Beitza, Daf 21

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Abby Sosland looks at Masechet Beitza Daf 21. Look! A raven! Even the greatest rabbis are not above using any tactic to avoid an unwanted discussion. The opening and closing music for this podcast is Ufros from The Epichorus album One Bead. Podcast: Play in […]

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Beitza, Daf 20

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Abby Sosland looks at Masechet Beitza Daf 20. In trying to understand the debate between Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel from yesterday’s mishnah, the Talmud presents a sampler of different types of argument. Each one offers us the opportunity to access the excitement –and the […]

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