A podcast where you ask and we answer questions of Jewish law in modern times. To submit a question, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Responsa Radio is produced by the Hadar Institute.
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I’ve Been Offered the Covid Vaccine—Now What?
The rollout of a vaccine involves trying to answer impossible questions about prioritizing one life over another. What Jewish values are in play when thinking about this? What is my personal responsibility once the vaccine was offered to me, even if I don’t think it’s strictly necessary for me to take it? Tune in to […]
Can the essence of obligation to visit the sick and comfort mourners really be fulfilled over Zoom?
This week on Responsa Radio: Can the essence of obligation to visit the sick and comfort mourners really be fulfilled over Zoom? How are we to fulfill our (interpersonal) obligations while keeping ourselves safe and without making this pandemic worse? Tune in to learn from Rabbi Ethan Tucker and Rabbi Avi Killip as they dive […]
Can I staff a suicide hotline on Shabbat?
Ever wanted to know the answer to some deep and challenging questions in halakhah (Jewish Law)? Join Rabbis Ethan Tucker, Avi Killip, with questions sent in by you on all sorts of details of Jewish law. This is a joint project between the Center for Jewish Law and Values and Jewish Public Media. In This […]
Responsa Radio #69: Can I read about Corona Virus on Shabbat?
Can I read about Corona Virus on Shabbat?
Why Don’t Jews Proselytize? …Can They?
This week on Responsa Radio: Why do rabbis “turn converts away three times”? As a non-rabbi, and in our day and age, what can and should I do as I interact with non-Jews who are deepening their interest in Judaism? Tune in to learn from Rabbi Ethan Tucker and Rabbi Avi Killip.