14 episodes

The Hebrew Bible is every bit America’s moral founding document as the Constitution is our political founding document. Every week, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm, speaks with thinkers, writers, artists, and faith leaders to explore how the Bible continues to inform our lives today, from politics to psychology to pop culture, bringing Americans of different traditions and persuasions closer together as so much else threatens to pull us apart.

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The Hebrew Bible is every bit America’s moral founding document as the Constitution is our political founding document. Every week, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm, speaks with thinkers, writers, artists, and faith leaders to explore how the Bible continues to inform our lives today, from politics to psychology to pop culture, bringing Americans of different traditions and persuasions closer together as so much else threatens to pull us apart.

    Matthew Zachary - Cancer vs. Community

    Matthew Zachary - Cancer vs. Community

    Whether the challenges we’re facing are personal, communal or even national, how do we make sure we each take an active role in addressing them, while at the same time realizing that we can’t do everything on our own, and that we need the support of a community to get us through? This week Rabbi Lamm speaks to cancer survivor, legendary healthcare advocate, and Host of the Out Of Patients podcast, Matthew Zachary, about doing just that.
    Along the way they talk about everything from the Exodus from Egypt, to 90s pop culture, to what’s missing in the era of social media.

    • 30 min
    Cambria Gordon - Remembering Who We Are

    Cambria Gordon - Remembering Who We Are

    It’s a pretty scary time in American life. We’re suffering with a bout of physical, civic, and maybe even spiritual sickness. Is there a way out of this? Is there a way for us to remember our values and rediscover a common moral language during a time of fear? Rabbi Lamm speaks to award-winning author Cambria Gordon - whose new novel, The Poetry of Secrets, is due out in February - to find out!

    • 25 min
    Annika Hernroth Rothstein - How To Be Different

    Annika Hernroth Rothstein - How To Be Different

    We Americans live in a place and time of incredible plenty. But just beneath the surface, you can see this incredible loneliness at the heart of American life. But what if there were a way to be surrounded by people who love you and care for you and would do anything for you? Rabbi Lamm speaks with investigative journalist and author Annika Hernroth Rothstein about how she traveled to far-flung countries, survived kidnappings and secret police, all to find out the answer.

    • 40 min
    Michael Brendan Dougherty - Being Part of a Nation

    Michael Brendan Dougherty - Being Part of a Nation

    The Golden Rule of modern life is: be yourself. You don’t have any obligations unless you choose them. Is this just good self-care…or a recipe for loneliness and misery? To think through what we owe to our past, to our children, and to each other, Rabbi Ari Lamm is joined by Michael Brendan Dougherty, author of “My Father Left Me Ireland,” senior writer for National Review, and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. They talk about fatherhood, nationalism, how to raise children in a world of no attachments, dual loyalty, and much more!

    • 34 min
    Tommy Collison - Good Tech, Great Books

    Tommy Collison - Good Tech, Great Books

    We often think about the worlds of technological progress, and ancient tradition and faith, as being in opposition. The battle of Silicon Valley and Jerusalem, you might say. But do they have to be? In this week’s episode, Rabbi Lamm talks this out with Tommy Collison , the Lambda School’s Head of Comms and Business Development, and creator of Interintellect.’s “Reading the Greats” series.

    • 32 min
    Lahav Harkov & Ahdeya Ahmed AlSayed - Keep Dreaming

    Lahav Harkov & Ahdeya Ahmed AlSayed - Keep Dreaming

    Can we still dream big dreams even in such dark and lonely times? This week Rabbi Ari Lamm talks to two major journalists - one Israeli, one Arab - about how big dreams are even now reshaping the Middle East and the wider world of faith as we know it.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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60 Ratings

60 Ratings

The Faith Gardener ,

I’m hooked

This is the religion and spirituality podcast I was searching for. So accessible and refreshing. A contemporary exploration of ideas that leverage diverse and intriguing guests, eager to share their own religious perspectives. Each episode leaves me thinking... and eager to hear more.

ljosh5871 ,

Great Faith Effort

Very uplifting. Rabbi Lamm and his guests are extremely knowledgeable while remaining totally relatable.
Great questions and engaging guest. Faith and sacrifice are definitely topics for our current time.

Bio&Literature ,

Good find!

This podcast provides fascinating new insights to passages and stories that I’ve known since grade school. Each guest brings a unique perspective and breathes life into an ancient text.

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