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Inviting you into the conversation with leading educators, scholars, leaders, and us to discuss the issues facing Judaism today. This is not a podcast about books, but what's happening off the page.

The Koren Podcast Aryeh Grossman & Alex Drucker - The Koren Podcast Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 29 Ratings

Inviting you into the conversation with leading educators, scholars, leaders, and us to discuss the issues facing Judaism today. This is not a podcast about books, but what's happening off the page.

    Live From Jerusalem, It's The Koren Podcast!

    Live From Jerusalem, It's The Koren Podcast!

    We were joined LIVE at Shavua HaSefer, Israel's national book week, at Jerusalem's First Station by 8 of our amazing authors to talk about their books, inspirations, recomendations, and more! Listen in to our conversations with:
    Shayna Goldberg (00:00:38-00:09:35) Shira Lankin Sheps (00:09:39-00:15:42) David Arnovitz (0015:57-00:29:42) Dr. Nechemia Polen (00:29:42-00:36:48) Oriya Mevorach (00:36:46-00:45:09) Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair (00:45:10-00:49:42) Rabbi Yakov Nagen (00:49:44-00:55:18) Rabbi Dr. Sharon Zawede Shalom (00:55:19-01:08:40)
    Get 10% off all of these author's incredible books from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout.
     
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    Useful Links:
    What Do You Really Want? by Shayna Goldberg
    Layers by Shira Lankin Sheps
    The Koren Tanakh of the Land of Isread by David Arnovitz (ed.)
    Stop, Look, Listen by Dr. Nechemia Polen
    Mah At Mivakeshet by Oriya Mevorach
    The Sabbath of the Land by Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair (translator)
    The Soul of the Mishna by Rabbi Yakov Nagen
    Dialogues of Love and Fear by Rabbi Dr. Shalom Zawede Shalom
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    The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Tani Bayer.
    The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Immigrants, We Get the Job Done! - Modern Reflections on Megillat Rut with Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern

    Immigrants, We Get the Job Done! - Modern Reflections on Megillat Rut with Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern

    It's almost Shavuot! Alex and Aryeh sat down with our friend and colleague Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern to discuss some contemporary reflections on Megillat Rut, the book of Ruth.
    In a discussion that is bookended by Broadway references, Stu introduces ideas about the Jewish approach to immigrants, refugees, converts, antisemitism, biblical symmetry, and more. 
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    Useful Links:
    Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth
    Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land
    The Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought
    All books by Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern
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    The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Tani Bayer.
    The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
     

    • 38 min
    The Value of Friendship with Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz and Rabbi Shalom Rosner

    The Value of Friendship with Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz and Rabbi Shalom Rosner

    We decided to dedicate an episode of The Koren Podcast to friendship. We all know that the mourning observed during Sefirat HaOmer is due to the lack of respect shown by the students of Rabbi Akiva to each other. Just in time for Lag BaOmer, we had the chance to speak with two people who live and breathe friendship as a Torah value. Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, director of Semicha at RIETS and Rabbi of Beis HaKnesses of North Woodmere, and Rabbi Shalom Rosner, Ram at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh and Rabbi of Kehillat Nofei HaShemesh, have been friends and hevrutot for more than 20 years. 
    Rabbis Rosner and Lebowitz, on top of their professional and pastoral duties, both deliver daf yomi shiurim online to thousands upon thousands of people every day, to say nothing of their respective halakha, parasha, tanakh, hashkafa, and many other shiurim besides. 
    We spoke about their friendship and its importance on their journeys to becoming leaders of Modern Orthodoxy today, their inspirations, the value of friendship in general, and what it takes to build successful, modern orthodox communities in America and in Israel. 
    It was such an honor to spend time in the presence of these two truly great friends as they shared words of inspiration, words of Torah, and teased each other just a little bit. 
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    Useful Links:
    Shalom Rav: Insights on the Weekly Parasha volumes 1 and 2 by Rabbi Shalom Rosner 
    Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz's Daf Yomi Shiur
    Rabbi Shalom Rosner's Daf Yomi Shiur
    Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz on Twitter
    Rabbi Rosner's recorded Shiurim
    Rabbi Lebowitz's recorded Shiurim
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    The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Tani Bayer.
    The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
     

    • 59 min
    Building Independence with Asher Cailingold

    Building Independence with Asher Cailingold

    Hag HaAtzma'Ut Sameah! Happy 74th Israel Independence Day! It was a distinct privilege to be invited into the home of someone who played an active role in the creation of the State of Israel.
    Asher Cailingold was born in London, England in 1930 to one of the few Religious Zionist families living there at the time and, inspired by the examples set for them by their parents, he and his two sisters all played active roles in the building of the Jewish State. 
    Tune in to hear the mind-blowing story of his life, and the lives of the now renowned Cailingold and Avner families. Asher's story is at times tragic and at others uplifting and inspiring. 
    This episode is certainly not one to be missed. 
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    Useful Links:
    An Unlikely Heroine by Asher Cailingold
    The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership by Yehuda Avner
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Cailingold
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    The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Tani Bayer.
    The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Seder Night Chat with Rabbi Haim Jachter

    Seder Night Chat with Rabbi Haim Jachter

    Start preparing for Seder night! 
    Alex and Aryeh are joined by Rabbi Haimer Jachter, author of Reason to Believe and Bridging Traditions, to share some of his insight as an Ashkenazi Rabbi leading a Sepharadi community. 
    Talk ranges from the importance of tradition, what binds all Jews together, what Pesah will be like in the Third Beit HaMikdash (the Third Temple in Jerusalem), and of course some beautiful ideas for Pesah to share at your Seder table (with only the briefest discussion about kitniot!)Rabbi Jachter is a globally sought-after teacher, Rabbi, Dayan, Eiruv consultant, Get administrator, and author. He was raised in New York and educated in Yeshivat Har Etzion, Yeshiva University, and RIETS. He serves as the Rabbi of Sha'arei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, NJ.
    Rabbi Jachter has two books published by Maggid Books which discuss respectively the fundamental reasons for belief in an Orthodox Jewish tradition and the key differences between the two major Jewish communities and how those differences strengthen the Jewish people as a whole. 
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    Books by Rabbi Haim Jachter
    Books for your Seder
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    The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Tani Bayer.
    The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.

    • 48 min
    Purim Special with Guest Host Dr. Daniel Rose

    Purim Special with Guest Host Dr. Daniel Rose

    Purim Sameah!Join guest host, Dr. Daniel Rose Ph.D., as he and his very special guests as they discuss the Torah values found amongst some other acronymous entities; the MCU, DC, EPL, NFL, and more!
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    THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!Editors note
    Tom Brady is referred to as having recently retired during the course of this episode. That statement was true at the time of recording. The Koren Podcast is written and produced by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and edited by Alex Drucker. Our grateful thanks go to Dr. Daniel Rose as guest host for this episode. Episode artwork was created by Tani Bayer. 
    The Koren Podcast is a part of the Koren Podcast Network a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem. 

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Outstanding interviews and thinkers. Outstanding Jewish publisher which is an international treasure. Yesher koach!

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