18 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
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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.

    Azara: A Scottish Yeshiva

    Azara: A Scottish Yeshiva

    This week, Hebrew College rabbinical student Jessica Spencer is here to talk about how she helped found a yeshiva in her hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland. Modeled after projects like Pardes and Hadar, Azara brings together Jews from across the denominational spectrum to study sacred texts and stories.
     

    Tune in this week to discover how Azara is guiding Edinburgh’s Jewish community through their first encounters with Talmudic texts. Among other things, Jessica is showing us how they make meaning out of difficult or problematic texts in the modern day while guiding people in making connections between the texts and their own lives, and sharing Azara’s unique approach to cross-denominational teffilah.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-19

    • 27 min
    Food Coop

    Food Coop

    This week, we’re pleased to bring you a discussion with three Hebrew College rabbinical students, Becca Heisler, David Mahfouda, and Chaim Spaulding, who have started a food coop for the Hebrew College community.
     
    Using local sources, students work together in preparing the meals, taking turns, and sharing responsibilities. Spending all day filling up your brain can only sustain you for so long, but the Food Coop brings minds and bodies together, nourishing the stomach as well as the heart.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-18

    • 18 min
    Writing as Spiritual Practice

    Writing as Spiritual Practice

    On this episode of Speaking Torah, we’re introducing you to a tefillah with a difference. In this particular tefillah group, Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld leads the students not only in writing reflections on the prayers, but writing as an act of prayer. It is both the writing and the reading of poetry that allows for a deeply creative connection to The Divine. The poems are based on liturgy, combining ancient voices with their own, resulting in a truly timeless prayer.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-17

    • 41 min
    Poetry as Midrash

    Poetry as Midrash

    In this episode, we’re sharing a discussion between Hebrew College faculty member Rabbi Rachel Adelman and her Rabbinical Student Risa Dunbar, about the power of poetry as midrash: the stories that open our text to even more questioning, along with understanding. Both writers bring their individual voices and experiences into the conversation with the text, allowing the ancient words a new place in the modern era.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-16

    • 44 min
    Bonus: Rabbi Jane Kanarek Shares a Story

    Bonus: Rabbi Jane Kanarek Shares a Story

    Rabbi Jane Kanarek shares a story about humility.

    • 4 min
    The Women Are Waiting for Us To Speak

    The Women Are Waiting for Us To Speak

    Tune in this week as Rabbi Genevieve Greinetz weaves together the words of the Bavli, Ancient Greek Philosophers, contemporary literature, and her own thoughts on finding women’s voices in our ancient texts, and Rabbi Jane Kanarek discusses the importance of observing Talmud with an assumption of women’s presence, rather than an assuming their absence.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: http://hebrewcollege.edu/podcast-15

    • 29 min

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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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