74 episodes

There are so many Jewish personalities and big people in the world. They all have a story on how they became who they are today.
Deep, unboundedly interesting, fun and uplifting, Meaningful People Podcast is a weekly opportunity for Nachi & Yaakov to talk to the Jewish world's meaningful people.

Meaningful People Yaakov Langer & Nachi Gordon

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 989 Ratings

There are so many Jewish personalities and big people in the world. They all have a story on how they became who they are today.
Deep, unboundedly interesting, fun and uplifting, Meaningful People Podcast is a weekly opportunity for Nachi & Yaakov to talk to the Jewish world's meaningful people.

    Shlomo Twerski About His Father - A Tribute From A Son (Part 2)

    Shlomo Twerski About His Father - A Tribute From A Son (Part 2)

    Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski has so many children, sibling and family. Shlomo is someone who typically is out of the spotlight.
    We sat down with him to discuss his father's relationship with his family and the world.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski - A Tribute from His People (Part 1)

    Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski - A Tribute from His People (Part 1)

    A hasidic rabbi and psychiatrist who championed treatment for substance abuse and was the author of more than 80 books on subjects both spiritual and scientific.
    He inspired people for decades as one of this generation’s most eminent psychiatrists, focusing on the area of self-improvement. A rabbi and frequent lecturer on a broad range of topics including spirituality and self-esteem, he was the author of many books including Waking Up Just in Time and The Spiritual Self: Getting Up When You’re Down. 
    He was the founder and medical director emeritus of Gateway Rehabilitation Center.
    In this episode, we sat down with his grandchildren, Chaim Twerski & Chaya Ruchie Waldman, as well as a recovering addict named Judah.

    His neshama should have an ailyah.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Rabbi Shalom Arush - Garden of Emuna

    Rabbi Shalom Arush - Garden of Emuna

    Rabbi Shalom Arush is the Head of “Chut Shel Chessed” Institutions - Chut Shel Chessed’s incredible success is largely due to its leader – Rabbi Shalom Arush, and his unique ability to reach out and touch the hearts of Jews and non-Jews throughout the world.
    Rabbi Arush is not your typical orthodox rabbi. Born in Morocco, he made aliya and moved to Israel with his parents at age thirteen. After graduating high-school, he served in the Israeli Defense Force’s elite naval rescue unit as an airborne combat-medic, where he took part in many clandestine missions.
    After completing his three year stint in the service, Rabbi Arush attended university, majoring in economics. During that time, five of his closest friends were killed in a helicopter crash while carrying out an army mission. At their funerals, the Rabbi wondered about the seeming futility of life. This tragedy was the catalyst for a complete metamorphosis in the Rabbi’s outlook on the world, and eventually led to him discovering the truth of Torah and mitzvot. Rabbi Arush studied in several yeshivot until he finally found the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev. Rabbi Arush learned with Breslev giants like Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Bender zt”l and Rabbi Shmuel Shapiro zt”l .
    Eventually, they urged the Rabbi to move to Jerusalem to begin bringing his fellow Jews closer to G-d. With his teacher’s blessings, Rabbi Arush established Chut Shel Chessed Institutions twenty years ago.
    To connect to Rav Arush weekly in English - Emunalive.com and for the Garden of Emuna Series books & more - Breslev.com - Thank you to Eli Goldsmith and team for coordinating the Emuna Tour that brought about this podcast episode including the excellent translation from Rav Dayan Elgrod - for inquiries email Eli.Goldsmith@Breslev.co.il

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Season 2 Finale!

    The Season 2 Finale!

    We talk about the moments that weren't on air. What it's like to run Meaningful People. Who our next guests are. And some of our absolute favorite moments of season 2.
    Guests included:
    R' Eli Stefansky
    Rav Reuven Feinstein
    Yaakov Shwekey
    R' Manis Freidman
    Lavi Greenspan
    Nissim Black
    Chaya Small
    Eitan Katz
    R' Aryeh Lebowitz
    R' Noiky Roberts
    Eli Beer
    Yisroel Katz
    Ben Brafman
    Roy & Leah Neuberger
    R' Sholom Mordachei Rubashkin
    and Dean Robert Goldschmidt
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    • 50 min
    What's it like Talking to Amar'e, R' Wein & More

    What's it like Talking to Amar'e, R' Wein & More

    This is it. We have SO MUCH to say and you'll hear it all in this episode.
    What's it REALLY like to sit down with Amar'e Stoudemire?
    Which guests became our good friend?
    Who have we spoken to multiple times since their episode?
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    • 48 min
    Avremi Gourarie - A Father’s Life After Tragic Loss (Re-Release)

    Avremi Gourarie - A Father’s Life After Tragic Loss (Re-Release)

    TRIGGER WARNING - This episode contains conversations about mental health, eating disorder and suicide.
     
    On Yocheved's first yahrzeit, we wanted to re-share this episode. Her neshama should have an aliyah.
     
    Avremi Gourarie is a prolific music publisher behind so much of the Jewish world's music. We discuss with him the life of his daughter Yocheved, her struggle with an eating disorder, depression and her heartbreaking recent death.
     
    Yocheved was a kind, brilliant & thoughtful person. Loved by all and continues to have a tremendous impact in this world.
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min

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Amazing Podcast!!!

Love this podcast!!! Highlight of my week!! Keep up the great work!!! Can you please interview people (or a person) who was close with Rav Dovid Trenk and interview them about him? I’m in middle of his biography about him and it is super inspirational!!

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Such good content

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