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Join host Darone Ruskay as he chronicles his experience creating a new Jewish podcast network. Folllow Darone in his highs and his lows as he follows his passion and attempts to harness his entrepreneurial spirit in creating this new, New Media project.
 
Rabbi Kirshner is the Rabbi at Temple Emanu-el in Closter, New Jersey, the President of the New York Board of Rabbis, a member of the Chancellor's Rabbinic Cabinet at the Jewish Theological Seminary and was selected among 50 rabbis to participate in the inaugural class of the Kellogg School of Rabbinic Management at Northwestern University.
 
Fallow Lab is a year-long journey of exploring better balance between our virtual and actual lives. Inspired by the Jewish Shmita tradition, this journey reinterprets the biblical agricultural practive of a year of release to the land and to the farmer, reapplied for today''s social, economic and digital reality. Our ancestors worked the land, lived its cycled and knew when to let go, release and renew. Our landscaped of labor exist more and more virtually. Can we extend the logic of the old ...
 
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In this week’s episode, Brad and Steven talk about Brad getting ghosted by the Jewish Daily Forward and opine on Steven’s new beard. The podcast welcomes its first guest — tune in to find out who it is. Enjoy! You can listen to The Amen Corner in lots of ways. On iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, or your favorite RSS aggregator.…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Abby Sosland looks at Masechet Moed Katan Daf 2. The rabbis send important messages in the proof texts they choose for even the simplest matters. Here, they are reminding us what an important privilege it is to be able to irrigate land of our own. It’s not just about Chol Hamoed… it’s als…
 
Rabbis Michael Knopf and Jesse Olitzky are lifelong friends, pop culture fanboys, and lovers of all things Jewish. Join them every other week for a conversation about what’s going on in pop culture from a Jewish perspective and about Judaism through the lens of pop culture. When it originally came out, The Matrix trilogy was a pop culture phenomeno…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Michael Bernstein looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 31. Blessings, curses, and Who Wrote these Verses? In the time of the Gemara there was a custom to read from various verses outlining curses and punishments on a fast day. The question is raised about when it is permissible to stop in the m…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Michael Bernstein looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 30. Remember, then act. The ritual question of whether Parashat Zachor comes before or after Purim when it falls on a Friday highlights the importance of the commandment to Remember that which Amalek did, as well as to remember the essence …
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Michael Bernstein looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 29. Measuring the Divine presence. We are used to thinking of G*d as everywhere at all times, but we see here that the shekhina, the Divine Dwelling can be seen as resting and traveling in a particular way. The opening and closing music for…
 
Happy New Year from your friends at the Amen Corner. This week’s episode is the first in 2022 and Brad and Steven are back from a short hiatus to talk about how Covid found its way to the Cook household while somehow managing to avoid Steven. Happy listening! You can listen to The Amen Corner in lots of ways. On iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Pl…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Michael Bernstein looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 28. Whose honor is greater? We will see how the hierarchy shifts from the honor due to the kohanim , the priests to the honor due to the scholar of Torah. And within the world of scholars how engagement in halakha begins to take precedence …
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 27. Can a synagogue be made into a beit midrash or vice versa? This is the discussion between Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi and Raba. And how do we treat sifrei kodesh – sifrei torah, chumashim, siddurim etc. What is the proper way a true talmid hakham …
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 26. Ma’alin bekadosh v’lo moridin – one may increase in holiness but not decrease. When sold, the proceeds these objects may be used to acquire objects of greater holiness and sometimes equal holiness. Where does this come from? We will also learn…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 26. Ma’alin bekadosh v’lo moridin – one may increase in holiness but not decrease. When sold, the proceeds these objects may be used to acquire objects of greater holiness and sometimes equal holiness. Where does this come from? We will also learn…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 25. Everything is in Heaven except fear of heaven – the quote from Rabbi Hanina and how the relationship of love and fear of God and the role of free will has been interpreted and changed by some of great Jewish thinkers. And what does it mean “we…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 25. Everything is in Heaven except fear of heaven – the quote from Rabbi Hanina and how the relationship of love and fear of God and the role of free will has been interpreted and changed by some of great Jewish thinkers. And what does it mean “we…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 24. The mishna explains to us the minimum amount of verses that can be read in any aliyah and introduces the ancient custom of reading and translating the torah and haftarah readings. We will then move on to discuss whether the Maftir is considere…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 23. We will briefly revisit the discussion of whether a woman may receive an aliyah and also see the opinion of the Maharam on the subject before moving on to discuss for which prayers a minyan of 10 adults in required. The opening and closing mus…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 22. Whether or not people need to go to work decides how many aliyot are read on days that aren’t yom tov: Rosh Hodesh is an occasion when 4 aliyot are read but on Public Fast days only three. But Rosh Hodesh is a full workday! We learn that the g…
 
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Megillah Daf 21. Today we learn about the weekly torah reading cycle: Monday, Thursday, Shabbat and also why Mondays and Thursdays? We also learn about the ancient practice that only the first and last person would recite a blessing over the torah and why the …
 
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