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Welcome to Jews You Should Know, introducing the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

Jews You Should Know Rabbi Ari Koretzky: Podcaster, Campus Rabbi and Curious Jew

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 96 Ratings

Welcome to Jews You Should Know, introducing the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

    The Modern Orthodox "Kiruv" (Outreach) Specialist: A Conversation with R' Mark Wildes

    The Modern Orthodox "Kiruv" (Outreach) Specialist: A Conversation with R' Mark Wildes

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Mark Wildes was well on his way to joining his father, a renowned immigration attorney, when he found his life's calling: reaching out to unaffiliated young professional Jews in Manhattan, and innovating for decades in the outreach space. Unique as a proudly Modern Orthodox practitioner, Rabbi Wildes offers a different perspective, which we discuss and evaluate in this episode.
    We also speak about his new "40 day challenge" - the subject of his latest book - and his other writings, along with his rich family history and dreams for the future of outreach.
    Visit Rabbi Wildes' website/join the 40-day challenge group: https://www.markwildes.com/
    Buy "The 40 Day Challenge": https://www.amazon.com/40-Day-Challenge-Mark-Wildes/dp/1947857673
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    ABOUT THIS PODCAST
    Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.
    The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (www.meormd.org), a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at www.meor.org.
    Please visit www.JewsYouShouldKnow.com, follow us on Twitter @JewsUShouldKnow or on Facebook.
    Have feedback for the show, or suggestions for future guests? E-mail us at JewsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com.
    Want to support this podcast? Visit Patreon.com/JewsYouShouldKnow. A small monthly contribution goes a long way!!
    A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Deep Chronicler of Israeli Life: A Conversation with Matti Friedman

    The Deep Chronicler of Israeli Life: A Conversation with Matti Friedman

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Matti Friedman went to Israel "for a year" at age 17, and never left. His subsequent writing in the three decades since has been breathtaking in its prose and penetrating in its analysis of Jewish and Israeli life. With a penchant for unearthing the unsung story - those "marginal" tales with broad implications - he has authored four books and dozens of long-form articles in The Atlantic, Tablet and many other prestigious forums.
    Matti's latest work, Who By Fire, chronicles the iconic musician Leonard Cohen and his relationship to the country during the dire period of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
    Learn all about Matti's writing at https://mattifriedman.com/
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    ABOUT THIS PODCAST
    Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.
    The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (www.meormd.org), a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at www.meor.org.
    Please visit www.JewsYouShouldKnow.com, follow us on Twitter @JewsUShouldKnow or on Facebook.
    Have feedback for the show, or suggestions for future guests? E-mail us at JewsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com.
    Want to support this podcast? Visit Patreon.com/JewsYouShouldKnow. A small monthly contribution goes a long way!!
    A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.

    • 53 min
    Episode 185 - The Abraham Accords Architect: A Conversation with Jason Greenblatt

    Episode 185 - The Abraham Accords Architect: A Conversation with Jason Greenblatt

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE
    Jason Greenblatt is an attorney by trade, but during the Trump presidency found himself at the center of the most momentous foreign policy revolution in recent history. As the Middle East Envoy, Greenblatt helped architect the Abraham Accords, ushering in monumental change to a notoriously complex region.
    Along the way, Greenblatt expressed his strong Jewish faith in all of his travels.
    MEDIA & LINKS:
    Order Jason Greenblatt's acclaimed new book, "In the Path of Abraham," at Amazon. Listen to his riveting podcast, The Diplomat. And follow all of his unfolding activities at www.jasongreenblatt.com.
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    ABOUT THIS PODCAST
    Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.
    The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (www.meormd.org), a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at www.meor.org.
    Please visit www.JewsYouShouldKnow.com, follow us on Twitter @JewsUShouldKnow or on Facebook.
    Have feedback for the show, or suggestions for future guests? E-mail us at JewsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com.
    Want to support this podcast? Visit Patreon.com/JewsYouShouldKnow. A small monthly contribution goes a long way!!
    A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.

    • 57 min
    Torah You Should Know 73 - Parshat Shelach: Empty Tears & Full Perspective

    Torah You Should Know 73 - Parshat Shelach: Empty Tears & Full Perspective

    Timely thoughts on the weekly Torah Portion and Jewish holidays.

    • 3 min
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    Torah You Should Know 72 - Parshat B'haalotcha: On Graduations and Second Chances

    Torah You Should Know 72 - Parshat B'haalotcha: On Graduations and Second Chances

    Timely thoughts on the weekly Torah Portion and Jewish holidays.

    • 3 min

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