The Torah (Bible) is the fundamental text of Biblical and Western thought and it is a guidebook for our lives. Mark Gerson, The Rabbi's Husband, will explore the greatest hits of Jewish thought in conversation with some of the most interesting thinkers from varying religious persuasions. The discussions on this show will reflect the understanding that the Torah and all associated books are intended to guide us through our challenges and in our decisions today. We will strive to understand how Torah passages, Biblical verses and ancient teachings can guide us towards happier, clearer and more meaningful lives today. We will show how the most helpful answers to the pressing contemporary questions are provided in the Biblical stories, characters, laws and commentaries that constitute our ancient heritage. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and by signing up for our newsletter at https://bit.ly/TRHnews. For more, head to our site https://www.therabbishusband.com/podcasts. To submit a question, please email email@example.com
Imam Mohamad Jebara - Muhammad and the Song of Songs
Mohamad Jebara, the author of "Muhammad, The World-Changer," joins Mark to discuss the power of love emphasized in the "Song of Songs," the historical popularity of the text, and explains how it is the source of the Prophet Muhammad’s name.
Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Song_of_Songs
Dumisani Washington - Providential Guidance from the Music of Zion
Pastor Dumisani Washington, pastor, composer, and Founder/CEO of Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI), joins Mark to discuss being a church baby, his 5:00am trip to the Western Wall, and Moses’ failure to enter the Holy Land.
Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.34
Rabbi Marc Labowitz- Psalms and the Power of Speech
Rabbi Marc Labowitz, the leader of Temple Adath Or, South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal and a composer of over 30 original Jewish songs and melodies, joins Mark to discuss being the son of two Rabbis, the impact negative speech had on King David, and how the power of words impacts our communities today.
Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Psalms.34.13?lang=bi
Tucker Carlson - Adam, Eve, and the Burden of Knowledge
Tucker Carlson, Fox News journalist, political commentator, and talk show host joins Mark to discuss the secrets to a long and happy marriage, the downsides of being famous, and the worst parts of being human.
Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.3?lang=bi&aliyot=0
Michael Eisenberg - Building Today's Ethical Frameworks from Ancient Wisdom
MIchael Eisenberg, co-founder and General Partner at Aleph and author of newly released The Tree of Life and Prosperity, joins Mark to discuss being a grandfather by age 50, the pivot from mobile wealth to agricultural wealth, and the need to provide an ethical framework around business.
Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.25.27
Rabbi Mark Wildes - Practice Can Make Your Repentance Perfect
Rabbi Mark Wildes, founder and director of Manhattan Jewish Experience, joins Mark to discuss Tom Brady’s preparation regimen, being the Millenials Rabbi, and why you can’t just roll into the High Holidays without some practice.
Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.16.19
Loving this Podcast
Where else can you go to hear Imam Mohamad Jebara and Tucker Carlson where both are treated with dignity, respect, and a true desire to learn. I will continue to listen and hopefully allow myself to learn. I would highly recommend this podcast.
Totally Lost Me
I found some of his podcast interesting. He totally lost me and all credibility though when he had Tucker Carlson on, and actually treated him like he was some kind of respectable thinker. It was actually an offense to Jewish values.
There are truly great discussions of the Torah and Bible here — Mark and his guests show how these passages are always interesting and so relevant to our lives today.