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Best Rabbi Bruce Cohen podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Rabbi Bruce Cohen podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Rabbi Bruce L. Cohen’s explanatory Torah-readings and sermons given at Congregation Beth El of Manhattan – an unaffiliated Conservative Messianic Jewish synagogue in the Upper East Side of New York City, where Jewish people and “People of Calling” (not born Jewish), and interfaith couples come together in Manhattan since 1993 to observe Two-Testament Judaism. For more information, please visit us online at www.bethelnyc.org or an Facebook. If you’re in New York, we invite you to visit our Sa ...
 
Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
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Chinese leadership in Beijing is very insecure. They control many distinct regions of the vast country and what’s going on right now in Hong Kong makes them worry about leakage. Former Hong Kong and China correspondent for BusinessWeek Dave Lindorff The post Hong Kong Explained appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Myths of glory and young men achieving manliness through combat serve to obscure the inherent moral injury. Especially in this period of a perpetual state of war. Without clear good guys and greater good clearly accomplished, today’s soldiers, and the The post War Myths and Moral Injury appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “House of God” Parashat Vayetzei Torah: Genesis 28:10 – 32:3 Haftarah: Hosea 12:13 – 14:10By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
It didn’t start with W’s 2003 war on Iraq. The British have plundered what is now Iraq since the 19th century. After the incredible economic and physical devastation and perhaps a million deaths, though little noticed in the news, the The post Plundered Iraq Rising Up appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Excerpts from teaching and Q&A during Beth El’s weekly study and prayer meeting.By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Consumed with Brexit, the old upper and lower class divisions are themselves divided. According to professor Kenneth Surin, a Brit teaching at Duke, the decision made by voters in the upcoming general election will be of major importance. On one The post The Crucial December 12th British Election Explained appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “Living With Plan B” Parashat Chayei Sarah Torah: Genesis 23:1 – 25:18 Haftarah: I Kings 1:1 – 1:31By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
We all know that, thanks to Trump giving them a green light, Erdogan’s Turkish military is now aggressively slaughtering the stateless Kurdish people. Kurdish women warriors were exceptionally effective in their fight against our common enemy ISIS. Yet Trump abandoned The post The Kurds are a Nation; Why Don’t They Have a State? appeared first ...…
 
Bolivia’s first indigenous president Evo Morales brought better lives to many of the dispossessed, yet he was recently overthrown. What of the role of the US and Brazil’s right wing leader Bolsonaro? On part one Bolivia scholar Nicole Fabricant explains The post The Truth On Bolivia//Believing Trumps Lies appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord?” Parashat Vayera Torah: Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 Haftarah: II Kings 4:1 – 4:37By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
We were all startled by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant frenzy launched in 2015. But there is solid precedent. In an article in The New Yorker, acclaimed author of many history books, Adam Hochschild tells the tale: When America Tried to Deport The post Deport the Immigrants and Radicals: Trump’s Precedent 100 Years ago appeared first on Keeping ...…
 
Why did so many Obama voters go for Trump in 2016? What happens when party elites don’t know how to react to changes of popular opinion at the ground level? While they may try to do both: keep the elite The post When Political Parties Lose the Consent of the Governed: The Civil War and Donald Trump appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “Git” Parashat Lech-Lecha Torah: Genesis 12:1 – 17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
The New Deal aspect of the Green New Deal often gets forgotten. The goal now as in the 1930s is to make the state the instrument of the popular will. Democratizing the economy, making it work for the common good, The post A New Deal That’s Also Green appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.By Burt Cohen
 
All too often, schools function as a pipeline to prison for troubled kids. Kicking out troublemakers, punishing for bad attitudes leaves kids feeling they are disposable. Authoritarian models too often make schools feel like locations for punishment, when they can The post The Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls appeare ...…
 
Sermon: Redub of “A New True Beginning Part 2” Parshat Noach Torah: Genesis 6:9 – 11:32 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1 – 55:5By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Sermon: “A New True Beginning” Parashat Bereshit Torah: Genesis 1:1 – 6:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5 – 43:10By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
The public is way ahead of politicians on this. Frightened of looking “soft on defense,” elected members of both parties duck and cover when polls show wide support for giving a serious haircut to the wild and woolly lands of The post “How Ya Gonna Pay for Medicare for All?” Here’s How appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
We traditional Americans are doing what we can to take on oligarchy, plutocracy, and patriarchy.But our effectiveness is limited if we do not figure out the whys and hows of what our guest Melanie Joy calls “powerarchy.” Her new book The post The Psychological Base of “Powerarchy” appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Simchat Torah 2019 Sermon: “Joy Of One Torah”By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Sermon: “Rejoice For Seven Days” Sukkot Cool HaMoedBy Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Conventional Democratic Party wisdom is that McGovern lost to Nixon because he was too liberal, and as a result of that belief, ever since that loss party insiders have trended steadily to the right. But if today’s measuring tools had The post Democrats Took The Wrong Lessons from McGovern 1972 appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
It’s not only Trump who is pushing cruelty. Since right wing Republicans have very successfully gained control over the third branch of government, the judicial branch, we should expect to see many examples of cruelty dictating decisions by the Supreme The post Cruelty Steers the New Supreme Court Docket appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “Change” Parashat Ha’Azinu Torah: Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52 Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1 – 22:51By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
No question: today’s biggest unsolved problems came at the hands of the so-called centrists of both parties. Historian and author Professor Andrew Bacevich argues that while of course Trump must be removed, the constant focus of impeachment is a way The post Impeachment: Restore Entitled “Centrist” Ds and Rs to Power? appeared first on Keeping ...…
 
Across Europe tens of millions of refugees are living in horrible conditions, as countries erect razor wire to keep them out. Our guest today Tim Horgan of the World Affairs Council argues it is best to keep people where they The post A Real Solution To Refugee Crisis appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Shabbat Shuvah Sermon: “Your Sputnik Moment”By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Pure individualism is not conservatism, much as though people who call themselves conservatives like to think it is. They’ll tell you the American Dream is individuals becoming super rich. But the more traditional definition is one of equal opportunity and The post “Conservatives” Not At All Conservative appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “Let’s Get This Party Started” Rosh HaShanah 2019By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
It’s become “a nearly despotic branch of government.” But wasn’t the Supreme Court created to be a check on the powers of the executive and legislative, making certain they adhere to the Constitution? Author Thom Hartmann is a progressive national The post Thom Hartmann: Hidden History of Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America appeared first ...…
 
Did Trump mean to be anti-Semitic with his insistence that Jewish Americans who vote Democratic are disloyal? According to our first guest, civil justice advocate and attorney Mark Bello, without question yes, Trump is anti-Semitic. And he says Trump is The post Trump and “Disloyal Jews”//The Corpse of Franco and Democracy in Spain appeared fir ...…
 
We take democracy for granted, but as author Richard C.Lyons tells it, democracy is a recessive gene. Tyranny is much more able to dominate. Tyranny? What does that ancient word even mean? In his new book: The DNA of Democracy, The post The DNA of Democracy: It’s A Recessive Gene appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “Selichot, The Missing Piece” Parashat Ki Tavo Torah: Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1 – 60:22By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Sermon: “Evading Is Not Erasing” Parashat Ki Teitzei Torah: Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1 – 54:10By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Could Trump get something right? Retired US Army officer and prolific writer of military policy analysis Danny Sjursen compares how the brass In Washington sees Afghanistan versus the empirical knowledge from people on the ground. The commanders see Afghanistan as The post Trump and the ‘Gated Communities’ of Afghanistan appeared first on Keepi ...…
 
Sermon: “Driven To Speak” Parashat Shoftim Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
What keeps Trump was his false version of “Roses.” An uplift from everyday dullness. Looking at the upcoming election, our guest today Professor Ed Simon argues that “those that will be the most successful will be those that speak of The post Not Just “Bread,” To Win Democrats Must Offer “Roses Too,” A Sense of Meaning appeared first on Keeping ...…
 
He’s often said to be England’s Trump. And many hope his reign as Prime Minister of the UK will be the shortest in British history. How much damage will Boris Johnson do to formerly great Britain? The chaos is astounding. The post BoJo’s Brexit Helter Skelter appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Melting polar ice caps is great for the rapacious oil and gas industry. Trump denying climate change and wanting to buy Greenland is actually part of the logic of what drives our military policy. Our guest on this show journalist The post Climate Change Serves Oil and the Pentagon appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
When Nixon lied, it was an earthquake. Now Trump lies many times a day. Does it matter? Why is it that evangelicals remain solid with Trump? How is it that evangelicals no longer care about his personal immorality? Do Christian The post Evangelicals Quit Nixon: Why Do They Stick With Trump? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “Justice And Mercy” Parashat Eikev Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Sermon: “People OFF The Book” Parashat Vaetchanan Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1 – 40:26By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
Did you ever imagine we would have actual concentration camps in America? What would you have done in Germany in the 1930s? Never Again means never again. On the first half, Sara Caplan talks about the new grassroots movement called The post Concentration Camps-Never Again!//Red Summer 100 Years Ago appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Trump is not the first. Author of many history books Adam Hochschild writes: “The last time we had anything similar from Washington was almost exactly 100 years ago and it, too, involved a flood of angry rhetoric and a fear The post Woodrow Wilson And Trump: Fanning the Flames of Hate appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: Tish’a B’Av Torah: Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1 – 1:27By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
On the first half of the podcast, from Barcelona Spain, professor of political philosophy and journalist Santiago Zabala reports on the rise of the new European nationalistic fascism. He answers these questions: What is it? Why is it happening? How The post The New EuroFascism//Slavery Ended Had Brits Won 1776? appeared first on Keeping Democra ...…
 
It’s not perfect. Much as we’d prefer to see the 1787 Constitution as a rock solid always-dependable foundation, our guests argue there are fault lines that we can not see but are always there. In their new book Fault Lines The post Fault Lines In the Constitution: Unseen Until Too Late? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Sermon: “Golda On Broadway” Parashat Matot-Maasei Torah: Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4 – 28; 3:4By Rabbi Bruce Cohen
 
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