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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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What’s Your Calling

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Join Rabbi Knopf in a spiritual exploration of the meaning of the shofar, in order to prepare your heart for the High Holy Days.     Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Chagigah, Daf 10

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joshua Heller looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 10. Some laws are floating in the breeze, some are hanging by a thread! Are all Jewish observances based in Biblical law, or are some the product of rabbinic creativity? How do we feel about the answer to […]

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In Memory of Prof. Dov Zlotnick (z”l)

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Rabbi Knopf’s Saturday message for Parashat Ki Tavo (September 13, 2014): A personal tribute to JTS Professor Dov Zlotnick, who passed away on September 13, 2014, and to his scholarly passion, the Mishnah.     Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Chagigah, Daf 9

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Chagigah Daf 9. Qohelet says that “the crooked cannot become straight,” which the Sages understand to mean that some mistakes cannot be repaired. For example, missing out on an entire holiday. And worse, an act of incest or adultery, or […]

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