Judgment Free Zone

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How the biblical Cities of Refuge and Planet Fitness can serve as models for synagogue rejuvenation.     Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Megillah, Daf 17

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Carl Perkins looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 17. With this page, we begin chapter 2 of Megillah, which focuses on how the megillah is supposed to be read. The very first rule is that the megillah is to be read in order. The text goes […]

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Impossible Choices in Gaza

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Please have a look at a message I sent last week to Congregation Ansche Chesed, that is both about the Gaza situation, and about how American Jews struggle to understand its moral challenges.   Dear Friends, Two weeks into the current Gaza conflict, I may be the only American rabbi left who has not sent […]

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Elaine Kahn: Detroit Mother of IDF Lone Soldier

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The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for July 27, 2014. Rabbi Finamn talks to Elaine Kahn, the mother of an IDF Lone Soldier.     Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Megillah, Daf 16

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Carl Perkins looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 16. This page is filled with interesting midrashic explanations of curiosities in the text of the Book of Esther (the “megillah” that is read on the holiday of Purim). In this Daily Daf Differently presentation, I focus on […]

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Megillah, Daf 15

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Carl Perkins looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 15. The Talmud is an associative work, and this page of Talmud illustrates this. On the page there is an interpretation of the meaning of an expression in the Megillah offered by Rabbi Eleazar in the name of […]

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Seret Chadash: New Movie (The Dove Flyer)

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In this episode of Rega Shel Ivrit (A Moment of Hebrew), host and Master teacher Michal Nachmany teaches about movies, and specifically the new film The Dove Flyer. We hope that you will join us again for future episodes. If there are specific words or themes that you would like Michal to discuss, please eMail her […]

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Megillah, Daf 14

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Carl Perkins looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 14. Page 14 of Megillah continues a discussion (that can be found in the previous few pages) of the Book of Esther and the significance of reading the book (i.e., the “megillah”) on the holiday of Purim. We […]

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Ritual Violence and Healing: מטות – Matot

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A sermon by Rabbi Jill Hammer on Matot. For more information please visit romemu.org.     Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Megillah, Daf 13

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Joel Levy looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 13. Today’s podcast asks two questions. What’s in a name? What is her name? The opening and closing music for this podcast is Ufros from The Epichorus album One Bead. This podcast is a collaboration with The Conservative […]

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