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    Learning Torah after Sex (Berachot 22A)

    Learning Torah after Sex (Berachot 22A)

    In this episode, we look at various opinions in the Gemara about limitations on learning Torah after having sex and explore the potential spiritual and psychological effects sex can have on the way we engage with Torah.

    • 10 min
    Resource Generation & Giving Tzedakah

    Resource Generation & Giving Tzedakah

    This month we’re talking about the Resource Generation with Kate Poole and Jessica Rosenberg for our first segment. And for our second segment we’re talking about different sources around giving tzedakah as we think about our own giving philosophies.  Resource Generation Resource Generation describes itself as “a multiracial membership community of young people with wealth […]

    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Family Planning Episode

    The Family Planning Episode

    We now have the potential to control the sizes of our families more than ever before. In this episode, we discuss family planning and ask what exercising this control says about our approaches to family life and sex, and how this freedom can be balanced with our halachic obligations to have children and raise a […]

    • 52 min
    Black Lives Matter Protests & Jews of Color

    Black Lives Matter Protests & Jews of Color

    This month we’re talking to Tema Smith about the current Black Lives Matter protests, and how the Jewish community has been and should be working for racial justice. And for our second segment we’re talking with Nissa Mai-Rose about a recent uproar around determining how many Jewish people are also People of Color. Tema Smith […]

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Shema and Strange Bedfellows (Berachot 24A)

    Shema and Strange Bedfellows (Berachot 24A)

    In this episode, we examine a passage in Tractate Berachot regarding reciting the Shema while lying unclothed next to family members and others, and grapple with perspectives and social norms different than our own. 

    • 12 min
    Responsa Radio #69: Can I read about Corona Virus on Shabbat?

    Responsa Radio #69: Can I read about Corona Virus on Shabbat?

    Can I read about Corona Virus on Shabbat?

    • 55 min

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