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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 ...
 
Baseball is the perfect sport for conversation, and no one can converse about it better than the Baseball Rabbi, one of the world's greatest experts on advanced statistics, sabermetrics, and baseball history. Join Pesach Wolicki and Scott Kahn as they apply advanced metrics to the Major Leagues, reevaluate historical assumptions, and discover new baseball trends and theories that will leave you questioning everything you assumed you knew about the National Pastime.
 
Hosted by our CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin, the B'nai B'rith International Podcast features quick, meaningful discussions on today’s most pressing topics, including tackling rising anti-Semitism, the state of Jewish communities from Pittsburgh to Paris, the dire shortage of housing for low-income seniors, author talks and even Jews in baseball. Check out analysis from subject matter experts, thought leaders, historians and more. We investigate, we enlighten, we inspire. Subscribe wherever you ge ...
 
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Max Scherzer struck out victim number 3000 (he's the 19th guy to do it), pitched an immaculate inning, and had a perfect game into the eighth inning... and if you wanted to find out more while this was going on, you needed to scroll down on ESPN's website. Yes, baseball continues to lose popularity, and the Baseball Rabbi identifies the Rays as exe…
 
The San Francisco Giants have been the surprise of the baseball season; they could lose every game until the end of the season and still end up with a record significantly better than we anticipated back in April. How, exactly, are they doing it? That's where the questions start, but not where they end; there's something weird happening by the Bay,…
 
During the month of Elul, hundreds of high school graduates flock to Israel for their gap year programs, yeshivot, and seminaries. This year offers experiences of high level learning, spiritual growth, increased maturity, new friendships, and fun. But many students experience confusion, particularly around their developing sexuality. The legendary …
 
Few people know about Elvis Presley's range of deep Jewish connections. Even fewer are aware of his own Jewish roots. Author, artist and writer Roselle Chartock joins the B'nai B'rith podcast with CEO Dan Mariaschin to talk about her new book, "The Jewish World of Elvis Presley," and delve into this little-known side of the revolutionary rock 'n' r…
 
Two months ago, the NL MVP was clearly Jacob deGrom or - if you insisted on voting for a position player - Fernando Tatis, Jr. Well, things change fast in baseball, and the race is both wide open and fascinating. Pesach and Scott offer their insights as to where it's going, and discuss whether Zack Wheeler can be the MVP (after all, he's got the hi…
 
This might have been the most exciting trade deadline in years - or ever?- and MLB deserves kudos for actually doing something right for a change. And while most contenders worked to improve their chances at making the postseason or going on a deep playoff run, that doesn't mean that any given team is necessarily better off today than it was last w…
 
The Netflix reality show, My Unorthodox Life, has been the talk of much of the Orthodox world since it was released less than two weeks ago. It tells the story of Julia Haart, who first developed a shoe line, and quickly rose in the world of fashion. She now is the the CEO and co-owner of Elite World Group, the world’s largest modeling network. As …
 
The National League Central is so different from the chaotic NL East: each team's actual record is close to where advanced analytics says that the team should be. But the division is full of storylines, and the Baseball Rabbi offers them to you on a silver platter. The Brewers are actually really good, but in ways you might have missed. The Reds ar…
 
The Baseball Rabbi made lists of the five most memorable seasons for each position, but listing significant catcher seasons poses a unique challenge. What makes catcher different from every other position? How can we compare modern catchers with catchers from before 2008? (Answer: We can't.) Join Pesach and Scott for a deep dive into catchers, star…
 
It's been one hundred years, and finally baseball has a Shohei Ohtani... but his uniqueness transcends his ability to be two different players. Pesach and Scott look at what he's doing, why it matters, and what his future might hold. Elsewhere in the American League West, the Houston Astros have a historically good offense, though their ability to …
 
Scott Kahn and Pesach Wolicki join the B'nai B'rith Podcast with CEO Dan Mariaschin to break down all things baseball. Kahn and Wolicki are co-hosts of The Baseball Rabbi Podcast, part of the new Jewish podcast network “Jewish Coffeehouse.” Both are experts in baseball history, reevaluating historical assumptions and applying advanced metrics to Am…
 
Pesach and Scott had similar lists of their favorite seasons by shortstops, first basemen, and second basemen, but their lists diverge when it comes to third base. Brett or Brooks? Eddie Mathews or Adrian Beltre? One Mike Schmidt season or two (or three or four or five)? It's all about the strange nature of third base, and how it has changed drasti…
 
As the season passes game 70, Pesach and Scott look carefully at what may be MLB's most fascinating division, the National League East. Jacob deGrom may be having the greatest pitching season in history and can lead a strong starting staff to the Promised Land... if only the team could actually hit. (Although Pesach says that the Mets' terrible hit…
 
Chef, kosher food expert and author Paula Shoyer joins the B'nai B'rith podcast with CEO Dan Mariaschin to talk about her new book, "The Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Nourish Body and Soul" – the first Instant Pot cookbook to feature kosher food. Shoyer shares her favorite recipes, her newfound sense of gratitude for ingredients and h…
 
What teams are the most disappointing of all time? Which teams should have been more memorable, or won more rings, than they actually did? Pesach and Scott each provide a list of the top (or bottom) five non-dynasties of all time (with only one team making both lists). After last week's addition of the current Yankees to the list - this time with m…
 
Yankee fans often complain about their team's inability to go all the way (2009 was a looong time ago), but that's only part of the story; the bigger issue is that since their last pennant, the Yankees have won more games than any other team, and have watched 13 other teams play in the World Series while they've stayed home. Is it time to change th…
 
With her new book, “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos,” author Judy Batalion has written one of the most important stories of World War II. When the Nazis occupied Poland, many Jewish women joined the resistance and risked their lives to sabotage the regime. Batalion, who spent 12 years putting the…
 
So the Red Sox were basically innocent, right? Not so fast: die hard Sox fan Scott thinks that Manfred's punishment was a joke and that this is a BIG deal and a bit of a cover-up, whereas Pesach isn't so sure that the commissioner got it wrong. And as a sequel to our presentation of great teenage baseball players, the Baseball Rabbi offers the grea…
 
The American League East is becoming the most interesting division in baseball, not to mention the most talented, and Pesach and Scott are ready to uncover the storylines and narratives you need to be an educated baseball consumer. What flaws do the Yankees (baseball's best team for the past month) need to fix? What is the secret of the Red Sox suc…
 
Although quite common, painful intercourse is a topic that is rarely talked about. Couples who are unable to experience pain free intercourse, or are unable to consummate their marriage, may not know why this is happening or with whom to consult. Is this problem physical or psychological? How is it diagnosed and treated? In this episode, Rabbi Scot…
 
LISTEN TO THIS CLASSIC EPISODE OF THE BASEBALL RABBI PODCAST! Al Kaline's bWAR was close to 93, making him one of the greatest right fielders in history. But when you look at his career stats, it's a little bit difficult to figure out how his WAR got that high. How can we explain his greatness? And in honor of Kaline's great play as a young Tiger (…
 
Most people who watch baseball realize that something is wrong, but how can we fix the game in a way that won't ruin what makes it unique? Can traditionalists ever make peace with rule changes? And are the problems even solvable? Join Pesach and Scott as they analyze Theo Epstein's recent appearance on the Bill Simmons Podcast, where he asked a key…
 
When Pesach purchased Bud Selig's memoir, he was ready to spend 336 pages rolling his eyes. Imagine his surprise when he actually (gulp) liked it, thereby completely destroying his own self identity. But that's OK, and he tells Scott that it's actually essential reading for any baseball scholar. They also discuss the increasingly important reality …
 
Dr. Stephen Berk, professor of history at Union College, joins the B'nai B'rith podcast with CEO Dan Mariaschin to explore his “Towering Figures Who Changed the World” virtual program series, hosted by Ayelet Tours. As Ayelet's scholar-in-residence, Dr. Berk has hosted 24 installments since the virtual series began in November 2020, giving talks on…
 
With about an eighth of the season behind us, some trends are becoming apparent, like the fact that no one can hit anymore and actually getting on base without hitting a home run is a relic of the past. That may be a small exaggeration, but baseball is changing and the Baseball Rabbi is here to explain what's happening today, and where we may be go…
 
Pesach and Scott (with an assist from Moshe Schorr) have a terrific conversation with noted Fangraphs scribe Dan Szymborski about projections (remember, he created ZiPS), the upcoming CBA negotiations, rule changes, narratives for the upcoming season, how he got his job (we know, every listener is probably jealous), the differences between fWAR and…
 
Modesty, lack of information, and embarrassment are just some factors that inhibit observant couples from using products designed to enhance sexual intimacy. In this episode, Rabbi Scott Kahn and Talli Rosenbaum host Beverly Damelin, who shares her expertise in the field of sexual enhancement products and explains how they can help improve the sexu…
 
Dr. Ernest Abel, author of the book, "Lincoln's Jewish Spy: The Life and Times of Issachar Zacharie," speaks with CEO Dan Mariaschin about the incredible life of Issachar Zacharie, a Civil War era Jewish doctor who treated the likes of Henry Clay, General George McClellan and even President Abraham Lincoln! Dr. Abel delves into Zacharie's improbabl…
 
Is the American League East the same old story? Contrary to popular belief, there actually is no such thing; the division changes all the time - and the Baseball Rabbi is here to tell you all about it. The Yankees' pitching is great as usual, but there's a consistent flaw that might - might - be related to their inability to win a pennant. The Red …
 
The National League East looks like baseball's best division; four teams are among baseball's top thirteen, and its worst team may be better than the worst team in any other division. There are plenty of storylines to go around, including a discussion of the stars-and-scrubs Nationals, the pitching-rich Mets (and they can hit, too), the hitting-ric…
 
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