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JEWISH THOUGHT LEADERS is a production of the Koret Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. This podcast features talks that we have presented at our center. Each presentation is introduced by Joanne Greene, Director of our Center for Jewish Peoplehood.
 
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Lectures in Jewish History and Thought. No hard questions, please.
 
Produced by ReconstructingJudaism.org, home on the web of Reconstructing Judaism
 
Rabbi Rubenstein is the spiritual leader of Temple Sinai of Middletown, NY. Come and be inspired here through learning all different kinds and types of Torah (Sacred Jewish Wisdom) that help to connect us to God and bring meaning to our lives.
 
Welcome to the JCast Network Total Feed. This podcast feed will provide you with ALL of the many different podcasts that JCast Network creates, all at once. No need to subscribe individually, because it will all come to you just by subscribing here. Are you ready for that much content?
 
Follow the audio shiurim, lectures and speeches of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, global religious leader, philosopher, author of over 30 books and moral voice for our time. Among other activity, Rabbi Sacks is currently the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University, the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, and Professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King’s College London. Rabbi Sacks serv ...
 
A 3-6 minute daily thought on spirituality, Kabbalah, Jewish thought, Judaism and experiences. Rabbi Bernath is the Spiritual Director of the Rohr Chabad NDG, Associate Chaplain at Concordia University, Matchmaker and Creator of the Quebec Kippa.
 
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A podcast that asks big questions, and then travels around speaking to different thinkers of all stripes to gain a fuller understanding of the world we live in.
 
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah, a podcast presented by ReformJudaism.org. Each week, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union For Reform Judaism, will offer divrei Torah (insights into the weekly Torah portion) to help open up Jewish thought and its contemporary influence on your life. He condenses 2,000 years of Jewish wisdom into just 10 minutes of modern-day commentary. There are plenty of ways to interpret Torah and we want to hear what you think. You can weigh in on this week’ ...
 
Rabbi Yaacov Haber brings forward decades of rabbinic experience and a wealth of learning acquired and guided by the masters of our generation. He weaves a rare blend of Jewish History, Halachah, Kabbalah, Mussar, Chassidut, Contemporary Jewish thought and modern psychology presenting a refreshing and inspiring tapestry of Torah and a wisdom for life.
 
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The Tikvah Fund is a philanthropic foundation and ideas institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs and invests in a wide range of initiatives in Israel, the United States, and around the world, including educational programs, publications, and fellowships. We invite you to explore some of these initiatives through the links on this page. Our animating mission and guiding spirit is to advance Je ...
 
Deep Jewish thoughts, insights, and meditations
 
No fear and no filter...when it comes to questions on Judaism; that could be the theme of "Back of the Beis". Hosts Yosef Segal and Yehuda Rabin provide a weekly, loose, lively, intelligent, but off-beat conversation on different topics related to Orthodox Judaism. BOTB provides a platform where all forms of Jewish thought, philosophy, and ideas are discussed. Topics such as the validity of the Torah, Free-will, science, and social issues in Orthodox Judaism will be included, as well as some ...
 
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.
 
Rabbi Shmuel Braun is a teacher, mentor and lecturer, especially known for his ability to take the loftiest concepts in Jewish mysticism and connect them to everyday life in a way that students from any background and level of knowledge can appreciate. Rabbi Braun sends out "Today's Heavenward Gaze", a daily WhatsApp message, fusing the profound thought of Kabbalah, Chassidism, Philosophy, Literature, Poetry and even Pop Culture in order to elevate the lives of hundreds of listeners with mea ...
 
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John 6:1–15 – “The Fourth Move: Improving Improv” – Kerry Kaino Discussion Questions: 1. If Jesus had addressed you rather than Philip with the question, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” (verse 5), how might you have responded? 2. What indications do we have from the comments of Philip and Andrew that they were focused on the ...…
 
I originally had planned to discuss a different topic today, but a few days ago I was reading the story of Saul's conversion in the book of Acts in the New Testament and came across a verse that stopped me in my tracks. Sometimes that happens. Sometimes I have read a verse hundreds or thousands of times, but one day it really hits me and I see ...…
 
Surah Al Munafiqun is the 63rd Surah of the Holy Quran. The meaning of Al Munafiqun is the Hypocrites, which is from the root word nifaq, which means hypocrisy. Generally, we have learned that this Surah was revealed for three main reasons: There were Munafiq individuals at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and we should know of them, Alla ...…
 
We Are Not Drunk; We Are Just Drinking by Mark Kurowski | MySpiritualAdvisor2018 http://www.myspiritualadvisor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/B_38_2018.mp3 #WeAreNotDrunkWeAreJustDrinkin is the podcast for May 20, 2018. Pentecost is all wrapped up in the meaning of Sinai. Yep. Encounter the Holy Spirit and do great things. Listen here and find ...…
 
In this episode, a conversation about social justice with Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of The Shalom Center and a long-time activist in the civil rights, social justice, and sustainability movements. About the Guest Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph. D., founded (in 1983) and directs The Shalom Center, a prophetic voice in Jewish, multireligious, and Am ...…
 
Mother's Day Sermon 1/1 Introduction: Have you ever just been done with someone? Like really, properly fed up with their nonsense? My brother is about 12 years older then me. And for as long as I can remember we have always picked on each other, as brothers do. Nothing abnormal about that. Like most brothers, we would look for any way to get un ...…
 
The Moral Life- A Vision to Life the World (R. Kook, Shmoneh Kevatzim 1:128) by Rabbi Marcus Rubenstein
 
Have you ever had one of those moments when you saw something go down and said to yourself, "If I were God I would have done it differently," or something to that regard? If the answer is yes than there have been times when you thought you knew better than God. Some people doubt the goodness of God, or doubt God altogether, because they foolish ...…
 
Perfectionists aren’t perfect people. They are almost always miserable people. Seriously. Think about it. There’s no such thing as perfect and if you are constantly trying to achieve perfection? What happens? Misery happens. This is true for your life and for your writing. The sad news is that a lot of writers are perfectionists, which means th ...…
 
Renewal and Reform Episode 7 Renewal and reform has become somewhat stagnant. The times have changed, for some, the initial enthusiasm has waned or has been lost by a return to past weaknesses, or a more lethargic spiritual life in a very secularized society. The business, distractions, distress, and fatigue of modern life can easily draw peopl ...…
 
Perfectionists aren’t perfect people. They are almost always miserable people. Seriously. Think about it. There’s no such thing as perfect and if you are constantly trying to achieve perfection? What happens? Misery happens. This is true for your life and for your writing. The sad news is that a lot of writers are perfectionists, which means th ...…
 
Teaching from Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook from Orot HaKodesh, Book 1 pg. 66-7.
 
Happy May 14, 2018! I hope you enjoy this encore performance of Career Callings Radio from October 16, 2017. God bless! – Robbie Romeiser David Gullotti joined the C12 executive team in 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, franchise, and entrepreneurial startups. In addition to serving as Marketing Director for a mult ...…
 
Chicago Theological Seminary is located just south of the Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park. Many of you probably know that this stretch of green space, stretching more than a mile from Jackson Park and Lake Michigan on the east to Washington Park on the west, was created as part of the World’s Fair, the Colombian Exposition, held in 1893 and attra ...…
 
Mom Life (Acts 12) [1] About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. [2] He killed James the brother of John with the sword, [3] and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. [4] And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, ...…
 
Connecting all of our feelings and emotions with God. In order to fix the problems we see within our reality, we must love and have faith within those realities first. Rav Kook explains...
 
What would it be like to lose $100 million +? How would you pick up the pieces and move on? Noah Kagan aka Rabbi Can't Lose aka the Taco Meister knows all about the ups and downs of start-ups, building solid businesses, the art of comedy (seriously, the dude is hilarious), and even a little bit about mountain biking. Noah is the Chief Sumo of S ...…
 
A lot of writers and artists spend a lot of time doubting and feeling unhappy. Why? That’s the question. Part of it is that we’re creative people. Creative people tend to feel big feelings. We live in feelings and interpretations and expression. That can be hard on a heart. It’s hard to believe in yourself when the industry makes it so hard for ...…
 
A lot of writers and artists spend a lot of time doubting and feeling unhappy. Why? That’s the question. Part of it is that we’re creative people. Creative people tend to feel big feelings. We live in feelings and interpretations and expression. That can be hard on a heart. It’s hard to believe in yourself when the industry makes it so hard for ...…
 
Facing Death I was a teenager in the late 80s, when cable TV and VHS machines were all the rage, and when each town’s video rental store was one of the hubs of commercial activity. And being a teenage in this time and living in the suburbs meant a lot of weekend evenings hanging out at my friends’ houses and watching movies. One of the movies I ...…
 
More learning from Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook from Orot HaKodesh. We learn today how to utilize knowledge of the physical world and physical things to strengthen our connection with God and holiness.
 
In Matthew 22:37 A student of the law came to Jesus and asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. Jesus was quoting what is known ...…
 
1 Cor 14 Let love be your highest goal…but also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives, especially the gift of prophecy… Dear brothers and sisters, don’t be childish in your understanding of these things. Be innocent as babies when it comes to evil, but be mature and wise in understanding matters of this kind. It is written in the Script ...…
 
Featuring tom cipullo (host and sound editing), Maribel Dejesus, Chris Jankow, Isabel Toolsie, and Willony Barclay The podcast guests talk about library programs for the month of May, beginning with Haitian Heritage Month with multiple events including a performance by Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc.; the documentary “Boca Raton: Th ...…
 
Again we engage in the spiritual wisdom of the great giant, Rabbi Avraham Yitzhcak HaKohen Kook. Today we engage with Rav Kook's deep philosophy of stepping away from regret. Judaism is about connecting more deeply to the world and community around us not running from it.
 
I recently listened to Professor Paul Freedman, of the Open Yale Courses series, teach on the origin of the four basic temperaments. The lecture had to do with the history of Islam. Freedman illustrated how originally Islam was not that unlike other segments of the world’s population. Christian, Jewish and secular philosophers, along with Islam ...…
 
5th Sunday of Easter Year B It just feels better to belong than to be an outsider. When you walk in to the place “where everybody knows your name,” as the sitcom “Cheers” made ubiquitous; when you come home to hugs and kisses and maybe a dog who jumps in your lap and licks your face like you are the most treasured prize they had ever dug up; wh ...…
 
Pearls of Torah from R. Avraham Yitchak HaKohen Kook on the theme of love. We explore in this podcast a teaching of R. Kook on the idea that Godliness is found within the soul of each human being. According to his understanding, it is impossible therefore to disconnect with love of God for that would mean to disconnect with the goodness found t ...…
 
Hell Series Sermon 1/2 Introduction: “From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent” That’s a quote from H. P. Lovecraft, one of the greatest horror writers of the 20th century, perhaps all of time. If the man knew nothing else, he knew how to terrify people. See, lovecraft was an agnostic who believed in “cosmic indifference”. basic ...…
 
In the Old Jewish faith there was the feast of the Passover and the feast of unleavened bread. They occurred simultaneously, with this distinction; Passover was but one evening. Unleavened Bread continued seven days. To my listeners Thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. Second ...…
 
How do we deal with our negative thoughts? What is the place of sorrow in spiritual life? More advice from the Baal Shem Tov!
 
On this week's episode, I welcome Phoenix based Jewish songwriter, and fellow Jumbo (Tufts Alum), Todd Herzog to talk about his brand new composition "Returning to Who I Am." Todd Herzog is an artist who takes the raw material of life experiences and creates soulful, spiritual, acoustic pop music along the lines of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and M ...…
 
FOUNDATIONAL FRAMEWORK. PART 38 Foundational Truths: The Bible is God’s self-revelation. God is the Eternal, Sovereign Creator; all that He creates is good. Man is a responsible agent, held to a moral standard. Sin originates within a person, separating us from God. God declares one righteous by faith alone, apart from works. The glory of God i ...…
 
On this week’s show, 11 Million Pounds used in the Madeline McCann search. £11 Million pounds spend over 11 years. What could YOU actually buy with £11 Million? I think that sadly Maddie died 11 years ago, I have no idea how. Why were the parents never punished for this? Check out Stinson Hunters new Podcast, episode 1 is on this topic. https:/ ...…
 
Timeline References Guest(s) Quotes Conversations Ideas Hosts Today we hear from two sides of experience on the leadership development spectrum. Our first guest is Geoff Surratt, a ministry veteran with 35 years of experience in growing start-up churches and teams, who shares principles from Jesus’ leadership we can apply to our churches today. ...…
 
Easter Morning 2018 This morning, while it was still dark, we arrive with Mary Magdalene at the tomb of Jesus, the tomb that Joseph of Arimathea has donated for Jesus’ burial and discover that the stone sealing the tomb has been rolled away and we find it empty. What has happened to Jesus’ body? Has someone, like the Romans or the Jewish leader ...…
 
Series Title: Easter 2018 Introduction: (Hello! My name is Pastor Nick). Have you ever thought you understood something but you really really really didn’t? Have you ever gotten that embarrassing shock of realizing you’ve been looking at things completely wrong? It feels like someone poured ice water directly onto your brain, like your seeing t ...…
 
By the tender age of five or six I had become utterly convinced of the doctrine of total depravity. I didn’t know the doctrine yet by that name. I had memorized bible verses about all sinning and falling short of the glory of God, none doing righteous, none seeking God. But even in those early years it wasn’t merely conceptual for me. I knew no ...…
 
Sermon by: Robert Austell; April 1, 2018 (EASTER SUNDAY) - Acts 2:22-36 :: Sermon Audio (link) :: Click link to open and play in browser; right-click to save. Sermon audio is also accessible as a free podcast in iTunes. Search for "Good Shepherd Sermons" or "Robert Austell." Your browser does not support the audio element. ::: Scripture and Mus ...…
 
How are we to treat a member of our own community who alienates himself and makes himself "other"? In these poignant Talmudic tales about Rabbi Elisha Ben Avuyah loses his faith and leaves the Jewish fold. He is shunned by all except his friend and student Rabbi Meir, who refuses to cut off the relationship and continues to love and connect wit ...…
 
In these teaching stories about Hillel and Shammai's very different attitudes toward prospective converts to Judaism, we learn "to be flexible like Hillel, not rigid like Shammai."
 
More on the compelling Biblical commandments to love and care for the stranger, with a wide ranging discussion.
 
The commandment to protect and care for the "ger", the stranger, occurs more times than any other instruction in the Torah. We explore all of these citations, and discuss their humanizing intent.
 
3 - 3:30 News/Audio clips 3:33 - The Edwards Notebook - Ron Edwards host of “The Edwards Notebook” syndicated radio commentary is a talented and gifted commentator with over three decades of experience. He is a well versed journalist with a fiery delivery of humor, information and thought provoking conversation. The “Edwards Notebook” an award ...…
 
Paul Madonna's popular comic, "All Over Coffee" had been running for twelve years in the San Francisco Chronicle when he was evicted from his longtime home and studio in the Mission District, ground-zero in the "tech wars" transforming the city. Suddenly finding himself yet another victim of San Francisco's overheated boomtown housing market, w ...…
 
March 25, 2018 John 19:14-22 Wes Granberg-Michaelson Seven years ago I made my way to the Potter’s House in Washington D.C. to see Gordon Cosby, the founder of Church of the Saviour and my spiritual mentor. Beginning shortly after World War II, this pioneering church community combined a commitment to the disciplined “inward journey” of spiritu ...…
 
Palm/Passion Sunday Year B 2018 It is difficult for most of us to identify with the horrific story we have just heard read. An innocent man tortured and executed on charges that had been conjured by those who felt threatened by Jesus peaceful existence. Days earlier, as we just re-enacted, the people of Jerusalem were rejoicing at the arrival o ...…
 
Tim: 00:01 That sounded like the Pentecostal Church, right there Jennifer: 00:08 No, no, no...I just started recording. You said that. Oh my goodness. We were not speaking in tongues. I just want to clarify that. Speak that out. Straight up. I'm about to be ordained. Seriously, dude. Be careful (laughter) There are some people that would have a ...…
 
Philippians 3:17-4:1 – Philippians: Life Together Palm/Passion Sunday – March 25, 2018 (am) I. Intro and outline It was maybe 2003 when we attended the wedding of a neighbor’s daughter. The officiant was actually a gentleman that I had known from college days. Toward the conclusion of the ceremony he made this statement: “Ladies and gentlemen, ...…
 
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