9 episodes

Torah is one of the most profound sources of wisdom available to us. In this podcast, Jewish leaders from around the world read essays from Hebrew College faculty and rabbinical alumni about how Torah can help us navigate the most pressing issues of our time. Together, we explore the ways Torah can help us approach the world with creativity, healing, and hope. Find out more at hebrewcollege.edu/podcast.

Speaking Torah Hebrew College

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Torah is one of the most profound sources of wisdom available to us. In this podcast, Jewish leaders from around the world read essays from Hebrew College faculty and rabbinical alumni about how Torah can help us navigate the most pressing issues of our time. Together, we explore the ways Torah can help us approach the world with creativity, healing, and hope. Find out more at hebrewcollege.edu/podcast.

    When the Walls of Metaphor Can’t Hold

    When the Walls of Metaphor Can’t Hold

    Rabbi Jordan Braunig's essay, read by Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, brings us into an unsettling and deeply personal story of love and fragility, giving us an account of a time when it’s so difficult to express the complexity of emotion, that even the walls of metaphor cannot hold.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-9

    • 21 min
    Thank You Dean Thurman: Remembering an American Spiritual Master

    Thank You Dean Thurman: Remembering an American Spiritual Master

    Dr. Shively Smith reads us through and reflects on Rabbi Or Rose’s gratitude of Howard Thurman and the impact he had on the landscape of what is possible for interreligious harmony and cooperation -- as well as how we can all carry on this work in our own religious practices.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-8

    • 28 min
    Challenging Destruction: We Speak Up Despite the Odds

    Challenging Destruction: We Speak Up Despite the Odds

    Join us in this episode to discover the lessons from the ancient stories of Noah and the flood, and Abraham’s intervention in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. And in the post-sermon discussion, both reader Bill McKibben and Rabbi Shoshana Friedman share their thoughts about our role and responsibility to take action and speak up to encourage the collective consciousness needed to save our planet.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-7

    • 27 min
    Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    Listen in this episode as Anne Germanacos reads Mónica’s d’var Torah, written in 2019, highlighting this piece’s ever-increasing relevance in a world of post-truths and “alternative facts”. Mónica shares with us how leaning into that which doesn’t make narrative sense highlights the greater truths that can fly under our rational mind.

    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-6

    • 26 min
    Squash with Egg and Cheese

    Squash with Egg and Cheese

    Listen in on this journey through Lydia Kukoff’s sensory memories and discover the product of combining her Italian heritage with her chosen Jewish faith, melding her experiences, creating new traditions for her family, expanding the definition of Judaism while also connecting deeply with its traditions.

    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-5

    • 30 min
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Translator

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Translator

    Listen in this episode to discover the insights that Rabbi Nehemia Polen uncovered during the process of his understanding and translation of Malkah Shapiro’s memoir The Rebbe’s Daughter, and the challenges of separating himself from the work while remaining an integral vehicle in its delivery.

    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-4

    • 22 min

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Gratefully Human ,

Jacob’s Ladder re-imagined

Such a beautiful essay and image. A clarion call to answer God’s call “ Where are you?” with the Hineni of immersion in the complex, sometimes dark and always difficult work of Tikkun. It is not distant and far away, rather the spiritual path to redemption is right in front of us.
Thank you.
Shana Tova and G’Mar Chatima Tova

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