Best Judaism podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Judaism Unbound
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Listen in as Dan Libenson and Lex Rofes analyze pressing issues for 21st century American Judaism. Mixing their own analysis with interviews of leading thinkers, practitioners, and even "regular Jews," Dan and Lex look to push past the bounds of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.
 
Lessons from Authentic Judaism | Torah is the Ultimate Source for Spiritual Development | Get Inspiration for Personal Growth | Jewish Torah Podcast by Rabbi Mitterhoff
 
In 70CE the Romans destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem. Second Temple Judaism, whose worship consisted of animal sacrifice permitted by biblical command only at the Temple, would have to reinvent itself as Rabbinic Judaism. Contemporaneously, the authors of the New Testament Gospels were writing about the Jewish apocalyptic prophet whom they believed was the awaited messiah. For both the rabbis and the gospel writers, for both ancient Jews and ancient Christians, the central authoritative text ...
 
Jewish Educator, Tour Guide, Story teller and all round fun guy!
 
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College of Judaism
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Yeshiva style Jewish learning mixed with modern secular classes. We will be offering Kabbalah, Torah, Talmud, Mitzvot, Jewish spiritual history, and Halacha. We also plan on bringing you a weekly Jewish news show. Thank you in advance for your patience as we get things up and running. Please sign up by sending an email as your enrollment. By enrolling in the College of Judaism, you will be signed up for class lists, study documents, and news letters.
 
Amazing insights about Jewish spirituality and Torah from leading NYC rabbis.
 
Conversion to Orthodox Judaism with Rabbi Yaron Reuven to give a lecture at your synagogue, home or office please call 917.468.2324. Yaron Reuven is based out of Boca Raton, Florida, but travels around the country to give lectures to different groups. Please join our Facebook group "Torah Lessons To Help Our Lives". This Group is solely about publicizing HaShem's holy Torah from my lectures as well as great Rabbi's such as Rabbi Efraim Kachlon, Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi, Rabbi Zamir Cohen, Rabbi ...
 
Chochmat Nashim was founded to fight injustice in the Orthodox Jewish world and bring about positive change. Join Rachel Stomel, Anne Gordon, and Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll as they speak from within the community out of love for Judaism, respect for tradition, and the need for justice.
 
Bringing libertarianism to Judaism and Judaism to libertarianism.
 
Madlik – Torah thoughts from a post-orthodox Jew with a life-long love and appreciation of Jewish texts and a fresh and sometimes heterodox perspective on their meaning, intent and practical (halachic) implications.
 
Exploring Judaism with Rabbi Skobac Judaism can be a very busy religion. We do so many things in our observance. It's easy to get lost in the details & forget about the big picture. So what's Judaism really all about? What’s the ultimate goal of everything we do as Jews? Where's Judaism supposed to be taking us? This lecture analyzes the core spiritual foundation for the context for the menu of Judaism. This lecture's dedicated in memory of Herb Green, z”l, Chaim Moshe Ben Yitzchak, who died ...
 
In less than 5 minutes per episode, listen to & explore topics on Judaism, Torah, holidays, and more! Views are not from a specific denomination of Judaism; the goal is to give a quick, easy, and educational lesson on a relevant subject for all to enjoy.
 
Do you have unanswered questions about Judaism, sexuality and intimacy? Do you want your children to get a better sex education than you received, but lack the language or tools to provide it? Do you want to improve and enhance intimacy in your marriage, but aren’t sure how to go about it? Do you wonder about how Judaism views various aspects of sexuality? Do you have questions or issues that you would like to address – either in Jewish law or regarding sexuality – but there is no one you fe ...
 
Rabbi Darren Levine shares practical and spiritual wisdom to increase the happiness and wellbeing in your life, your community, and the world.
 
Podcast by Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper
 
This podcast is for people who are interested in Out-of-the-Box Judaism -- whether Jewish or not.What does out of the box mean?Out-of-the-Box can mean… thinking outside the box. Many people have an impression or idea of what it means to be Jewish or what you have to do to be Jewish or what you have to believe to be Jewish. Out-of-the-Box can mean thinking outside the box of preconceived notions and creating the Jewish experience that is right for you.Out-of-the-Box can mean… being outside of ...
 
A podcast about Jewish myths and mysticism.
 
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Judaism
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Cool Jewish podcast bringing you the latest and greatest from the Jewish world
 
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Judaism
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The E-Dawah Committee, owned by Al-Najat Charity Society in Kuwait, presents this short video on the concept of salvation in the three Abrahamic religions; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Has the concept of Salvation preoccupied you your whole life?What is the path to the Divine forgiveness and mercy?What is the path to God and to Paradise?What is the concept of Salvation in Judaism?What does Christianity say about Salvation? Why do all the people inherit the sin of Adam?Did Jesus die for ...
 
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Authentic Judaism
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Authentic Jewish Ideology
 
Lessons from Authentic Judaism | Torah is the Ultimate Source for Spiritual Development | Get Inspiration for Personal Growth | Jewish Torah Podcast by Rabbi Mitterhoff
 
Israel Seen is a labor of love and is a portal to the other side of Israel. We provide content from a wonderful array of innovative, interesting, and dynamic Israelis. Our content is rich in vision, compassion, education and understanding of the human condition. We probe the depths of our psyche, soul and physical presence seeking out the questions and answers necessary to make the world a better place to live. We share a variety of views and opinions on Israel and its relationship with the ...
 
Scholarly, Conservative Jewish Teachings on God, Prayer, Torah and Kabbalah with Rabbi Nadav Caine (ravnadav)
 
An introduction to major topics in Jewish life, with a particular focus on contemporary America.
 
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Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, joins Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg for a conversation about religion's "auto-immune disease," the concept of "God-intoxication," and other key ideas from his book Putting God Second. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-de ...…
 
Intimate Judaism's most recent episode, ‘Shomer Negiah: Premarital Sexual Activity and Jewish Values," generated plenty of comments, discussion, and disagreement. In this bonus episode, Talli Rosenbaum and Rabbi Scott Kahn address listener comments, and expand on the differences between guilt and shame, whether a person "has to" consult a rabbi ...…
 
In honor of Yom Kippur, Dan and Lex are looking at the four major Biblical readings associated with the holiday. They ask how these texts can apply to 21st century life, and they provide a variety of answers, including many that incorporate historical understandings of the Bible gleaned from Biblical source criticism. In this "mini-episode," th ...…
 
In honor of Yom Kippur, Dan and Lex are looking at the four major Biblical readings associated with the holiday. They ask how these texts can apply to 21st century life, and they provide a variety of answers, including many that incorporate historical understandings of the Bible gleaned from Biblical source criticism. In this "mini-episode," th ...…
 
In honor of Yom Kippur, Dan and Lex are looking at the four major Biblical readings associated with the holiday. They ask how these texts can apply to 21st century life, and they provide a variety of answers, including many that incorporate historical understandings of the Bible gleaned from Biblical source criticism. In this "mini-episode," th ...…
 
In honor of Yom Kippur, Dan and Lex are looking at the four major Biblical readings associated with the holiday. They ask how these texts can apply to 21st century life, and they provide a variety of answers, including many that incorporate historical understandings of the Bible gleaned from Biblical source criticism. In this "mini-episode," th ...…
 
Continuing our exploration of a variety of views of God that might resonate with today's Jews, Andrew Hahn, known as The Kirtan Rabbi, joins Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg in a conversation that introduces and explores the idea of Non-Dualism, the history of Judaism importing ideas and practices from other traditions, and hypothesizes about what ...…
 
Dan and Lex explore Jeremiah 31, a text traditionally associated with the second day of Rosh Hashanah. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Support Judaism Unbound by clicking here. To access shownotes for this episode, click here!…
 
Dan and Lex explore Genesis 22, a text traditionally associated with the second day of Rosh Hashanah. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Support Judaism Unbound by clicking here. To access shownotes for this episode, click here!…
 
Dan and Lex explore the book of 1 Samuel, a text traditionally read on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Support Judaism Unbound by clicking here. To access shownotes for this episode, click here!…
 
Lex and Dan explore Genesis 21, a text traditionally read on the morning of the first day of Rosh Hashanah. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Support Judaism Unbound by clicking here. To access shownotes for this episode, click here!…
 
Chochmat Nashim is still on summer hiatus, but we'll be back after the chagim with brand new episodes of the Chochmat Nashim Podcast. In the interim, listen to this classic episode from last year.Rabbi Chuck Davidson explains to Chochmat Nashim the ins and outs of conversion in the State of Israel, with its large population of non-halakhically ...…
 
Lex Rofeberg, Dan Libenson, and Wendie Lash close out the month of Elul by looking at forgiveness -- a central and challenging component of the High Holiday (and High Holimonth!) season. Experience Elul Unbound, through daily emails from Judaism Unbound, by clicking here. Sign up for our final face-to-face gathering of Elul (via video chat) here.…
 
Art Green, theologian and historian of Jewish religion, joins Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg for the third episode in Judaism Unbound's series exploring the role of God in contemporary Judaism. Together they explore the history and contemporary practice of Jewish mysticism, questioning frameworks of "mainstream Judaism" and a commanding, persona ...…
 
As human beings, we are wired for connection, and the desire for intimate touch is a natural instinct. However, Jewish Law is clear that premarital sexual activity, even when it doesn't involve sexual intercourse, is forbidden. How do we manage that tension? Do we acknowledge that the halachot of refraining from touching the opposite gender are ...…
 
Lex Rofeberg and Wendie Lash connect the month of Elul to love and even (don't tell anyone) sex. They do so by looking at the Biblical book of The Song of Songs, through a contemporary lens. Experience Elul Unbound, through daily emails from Judaism Unbound, by clicking here! And sign up for our next face-to-face gathering (via video chat) here.…
 
Musician and educator Eliana Light joins Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg for the second conversation in our series on the role of God in American Judaism. The conversation explores topics ranging from God as metaphor, Light's interest in the many different traditional names for God, how music can dovetail with experiences of holiness, and whether ...…
 
Lex Rofeberg, and guest co-hosts Wendie Lash and Estee Solomon Gray, explore what Elul helps to teach about the broader flow of Jewish time, in the second of four bonus episodes for the month of Elul. Experience Elul Unbound, through daily emails from Judaism Unbound, by clicking here! Explore resources for the second week of Elul, which we hav ...…
 
As we launch a series of episodes on the subject of God, Dan and Lex are joined by Dov Weiss, associate professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism. In their conversation, they look at how ideas of God ha ...…
 
In the first of four bonus episodes, Dan, Lex, and guest co-host Wendie Lash argue that Judaism can be a technology of self-improvement. They explore how, in particular, the month of Elul provides an opportunity to experience that possibility. Experience Elul Unbound, through daily emails from Judaism Unbound, by clicking here! Explore resource ...…
 
Dan and Lex close out their unit on the relationship between American Jews and Israel. In their conversation, they explore a wide range of issues, ranging from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, to civil disobedience in American-Jewish life, to the idea of loving Israel. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep thin ...…
 
Dan and Lex are joined by Lesley Sachs, the executive director of Women of the Wall, and by rabbi and author Susan Silverman, a member of Women of the Wall's Board of Directors and an activist on behalf of African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. 1 In their conversation, they discuss the efforts of Women of the Wall to fight for women's r ...…
 
In some ways, it's a cause for celebration: an aguna for 18 years is finally released by a religious court. On the other hand, despite the fact that an Orthodox beit din has annulled the marriage, that decision has no effect whatsoever - none! - upon her legal status in Israel. Doesn't that violate the principle that the decisions of a valid be ...…
 
Dan and Lex welcome back Zack Bodner, CEO of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California. In their conversation, they explore his organization's "Zionism 3.0" conference, along with broader questions regarding the ever-evolving relationship between American Jews and Israel. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going ...…
 
Preparing our children so that they grow up to be healthy, independent, and happy adults requires giving them the right messages at all stages of their development. What is the connection between growing up in a safe and secure environment, and the ability to experience pleasure in the context of marital intimacy? Why is it necessary to avoid j ...…
 
Almost all parents try to raise their children in a manner that both reflects the parents' moral values, and gives children the necessary tools so that they lead fulfilling and emotionally healthy lives. This is certainly true in the Halachic community, which must balance the messages children hear from the ourside world with the Torah values t ...…
 
Halachic sources state that male masturbation is unequivocally prohibited under Jewish law. This prohibition, however, often creates serious conflict and guilt in the religious and private lives of young Orthodox men, with consequences ranging from experiencing feelings of hypocrisy, to dropping out of Orthodoxy altogether, to skewing their per ...…
 
Discover Intimate Judaism, where a rabbi and therapist discuss intimacy, sexuality, and relationships in the context of Jewish family life and Torah observance. We raise conflicts and challenges, and offer candid solutions, while remaining firmly within the bounds of Torah and Halacha.
 
Dan and Lex are joined by Wendie Lash, to announce an exciting project of envisioning, and re-visioning, how the observance of Elul -- the month directly preceding Rosh Hashanah -- could evolve and deepen. Sign up for Judaism Unbound's Elul emails by clicking here!By lex@nextjewishfuture.org (Institute for the Next Jewish Future).
 
Dan and Lex are joined by Brant Rosen, founding rabbi of Tzedek Chicago, an intentional congregational community based on core values of justice, equality, and solidarity. In their conversation, they look at the central role that nationalism, and Zionism in particular, has come to play in many Jewish communities, and explore strategies for inst ...…
 
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Dan and Lex are joined by Rachel Sandalow-Ash and Eva Ackerman, two organizers with Open Hillel, an organization that works for pluralism and open discourse around Israel-Palestine in Jewish spaces on college campuses. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep things going with a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Suppor ...…
 
We all know that the Ten Commandments are important, and many of us know that there's some way they're different from other "commandments," but we rarely get to the heart of the matter. In this spontaneous presentation (and hence inferior audio quality), I try to convey exactly what this difference is, and why the Ten Commandments are truly a u ...…
 
In our ongoing exploration of the relationship of American Jews and Israel, Dan and Lex are joined by educator and activist Zach Schaffer, whose work focuses on helping Jewish federations and similar organizations talk across ideological, generational, and religious divides. Schaffer describes his approach to Israel education, engagement, and a ...…
 
Dan and Lex visit #TrendingJewish, another Jewish podcast, and they shape-shift from their usual role of co-hosts into that of featured guests. In a conversation with host Bryan Schwartzman, they discuss Judaism Unbound's work, along with the landscape of digital Judaism more broadly. If you're enjoying Judaism Unbound, please help us keep thin ...…
 
Dan and Lex are joined by Ilana Levinson and Jill Raney, two members of IfNotNow, a national campaign led by young Jews, working to end American-Jewish support for the occupation and promote freedom and dignity for all Palestinians and Israelis. Their conversation looks at a wide variety of issues, ranging from fear and trauma in American-Jewis ...…
 
The Tisha B’Av Syndrome[i] - Podcast notes 1. Humor “the Frenchman, the German and the Jew who are walking in the desert. They trudge in the heat for days, gasping for a drink. The Frenchman says: "I am hot, I am tired, and I am thirsty. I must have some French wine." The German pipes up: "I am hot, I am tired, and I am thirsty. I must have som ...…
 
What happens when women are tired of conceding to the sensibilities of men? We get cranky, that's what... or at least some of us do. Listen as Shoshanna, Anne and Rachel get in a heated debate sparked by two incidents of gender segregation this week.Music: "Misery" by The Whips
 
Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, joins Dan and Lex for an urgent conversation on the family separation crisis at the US borders. Cotler calls on American Jews to speak out against those who would callously separate children from their families, and she connects these recent events to the broader context of Donald Trump's adminis ...…
 
Looking back at the first part of our series on American Jews and Israel, Dan and Lex discuss various topics, including the past, present, and potential meanings of Zionism and the "red lines" that some Jewish institutions have established, which put certain ideas (such as advocacy for boycotts of Israel) and people outside of their "big tents. ...…
 
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