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Inviting you into the conversation with leading educators, scholars, leaders, and us to discuss the issues facing Judaism today. This is not a podcast about books, but what's happening off the page.

The Koren Podcast Aryeh Grossman & Alex Drucker - The Koren Podcast Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Inviting you into the conversation with leading educators, scholars, leaders, and us to discuss the issues facing Judaism today. This is not a podcast about books, but what's happening off the page.

    Yom Kippur 5782 with Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

    Yom Kippur 5782 with Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

    For the final episode of season 2, we were joined by the inimitable Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein to share some words of wisdom for Yom Kippur.
    Rabbi Adlerstein has been teaching, writing, and inspiring for many years and is the author of Netivot Shalom: Insights on the Holidays and Avoda Based on the Writings of the Slonimer Rebbe.
    Rabbi Adlerstein is a senior staff member at the Simon Wiesenthal Center and is the founder of the popular Cross-Currents blog.
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    The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem. The Koren Podcast is written, hosted, and produced by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and edited by Alex Drucker.
    You can contact us at podcast@korenpub.com or on social media @korenpublishers

    • 48 min
    Planning for an uncertain future

    Planning for an uncertain future

    For our pre-Rosh HaShana 5782 episode, we were joined once again by Shayna Goldberg, Mashgicha Ruchanit of the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz.
    Shayna's first book What Do You Really Want: Trust and Fear in Decision Making at Life's Crossroads and in Everyday Living uses real-life scenarios to teach how to make decisions in which we can be confident. 
    After such a difficult period globally, and with so much uncertainty for the future, we turned to Shayna to help us reflect on the last year, plan for the year ahead, and share some inspiration for Rosh HaShana.
    Shana shared her thoughts on the tefilla of Rosh HaShana, insights from Rav Soloveitchik, and a lot of personal reflections. 
    From everyone at The Koren Podcast and Koren Publishers Jerusalem we'd like to wish all of our listeners a Shana Tova U'Metuka, Ketiva v'Hatima Tova.
    The Koren Podcast is written and produced by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited by Alex Drucker. The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem. 
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    • 37 min
    Koren in the wild

    Koren in the wild

    We're out and about this week with Nachliel Selavan, The Museum Guy, talking about how visiting the sites mentioned in Tanakh adds deeper layers to our understanding of the biblical narrative. 
    Nachliel is a tour guide, historian, and archeologist who spent the COVID-19 pandemic pioneering virtual tours of the Tanakh, taking groups all over Israel and to museums all over the world from the comfort of their own homes. Nachliel took Alex and Aryeh out into the field to learn about biblical Israel's second city, Lakhish, and then onto Ashdod to visit one of the lesser-known sites to shed light onto one of the Tanakh's biggest villains. 
    Thank you to Israel's Nature and Parks Authority and to the Museum of Philistine Culture and of course to The Museum Guy, Nachliel Selavan.
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    Don't forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review wherever you're listening.
    The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem. The Koren Podcast is written, hosted, and produced by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and edited by Alex Drucker.
    You can contact us at podcast@korenpub.com or on social media @korenpublishers

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Remembering Rav Steinsaltz zt"l - re-release

    Remembering Rav Steinsaltz zt"l - re-release

    Earlier this week we marked the first yahrzeit of Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz zt"l. Rav Steinsaltz was not just one of the greatest minds of our generation, but of any generation. Having completed commentaries on Tanakh, Mishna, Gemara, Rambam, and Tanya as well as authoring books of original thought on Hassidut, philosophy, ethics, and more. Koren Publishers have put out more than 300 books by Rav Steinsaltz. 
    The outpouring of messages of condolence after Rav Steinsaltz passed was incredible to see and the sheer variety of people sharing their wishes was a testament to the Rav's ability to capture the hearts and minds of so many different people. 
    Rabbi Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz is still sorely missed by his many thousands of friends and students but his legacy lives on through his books and commentaries that we are so proud to publish.
    This episode is a re-release of the one recorded for Rav Steinsaltz's shloshim just under a year ago. We were joined by Matthew Miller, publisher of Koren and long-time friend of Rav Steinsaltz, as well as Rabbi Meni Even Israel, Rav Steinsaltz's son and director of the Steinsaltz Center. 
    Matthew and Meni shared the raw and personal reflections of Rav Steinsaltz's life, his impact on theirs, and the legacy he left. 
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    The Koren Podcast is a production of The Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem. The Koren Podcast is written, hosted, and produced by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited by Alex Drucker.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Themes of Hope with Dr. Yael Ziegler

    Themes of Hope with Dr. Yael Ziegler

    We were joined by the inimitable Dr. Yael Ziegler to start preparing for Tisha B'Av.
    We talked about Dr. Ziegler's new book Lamentations: Faith in a Turbulent World, messages we can take into Tisha B'Av, and lessons of hope we can take out. 
    We spoke about how we can learn lessons from recent tragedies to not only grapple with the sadness of the day, but also give us a sense of the original hurbanot. 
    You can get 10% off Dr. Yael Ziegler's new book, and all other titles at www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. 

    • 55 min
    Talking Antisemitism with Rabbi Marvin Hier

    Talking Antisemitism with Rabbi Marvin Hier

    This week we continue our conversation about Jew-hatred, anti-Jewish racism, and antisemitism. We were honored to be joined by Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and president of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance.
    Rabbi Hier has dedicated his life to fighting all forms of hatred and has been on the front lines of the fight against antisemitism for over 50 years. We spoke about the early days of the Simin Wiesenthal Center and the help that came from the most unlikely of places. We discussed how anti-Jewish hatred has shape-shifted over the years, what causes some people to hate Jews and what we can do to defend ourselves.
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this or any previous episode, please do not hesitate to reach out via email, podcast@korenpup.com, or on social media @korenpublishers.
    Rabbi Hier's book, Meant to Be, is available from www.korenpub.com, save 10% with code PODCAST at checkout.

    • 41 min

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