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What if we told you that Jewish texts written thousands of years ago had something to say about our personal experiences today? Join Dr. Noam Weissman each week for honest and relatable conversations with a diverse range of guests. Each episode in this 10-part series offers new approaches for how to navigate your own life. Brought to you by Unpacked, a division of OpenDor Media.

The Power Of Unpacked

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

What if we told you that Jewish texts written thousands of years ago had something to say about our personal experiences today? Join Dr. Noam Weissman each week for honest and relatable conversations with a diverse range of guests. Each episode in this 10-part series offers new approaches for how to navigate your own life. Brought to you by Unpacked, a division of OpenDor Media.

    Introducing: Unpacking Israeli History, Season 4!

    Introducing: Unpacking Israeli History, Season 4!

    The Power Of introduces another podcast from Unpacked: Unpacking Israeli History. Season 4 just launched, and we're running the first episode here, entitled Ma'alot: 30 Seconds That Devastated A Nation.

    It was supposed to be a fun field trip. A little celebration in honor of Israel’s 26th birthday. Over a hundred religious high school students, exploring northern Israel and sleeping under the stars. But the three Palestinian terrorists who sneaked in from Lebanon had other plans. This is the story of the Ma’alot massacre. It’s a story of horror and blood. But it’s also a story of hope and resistance. A reminder that every hour of our lives matters.

    • 26 min
    Introducing Jewish History Unpacked

    Introducing Jewish History Unpacked

    The Power Of introduces another podcast from Unpacked: Jewish History Unpacked. Whoever said history was boring clearly never heard these stories Join hosts Yael and Schwab each week as they take a dive into some deep cuts of Jewish history. From the Jewish Da Vinci Code to mass suicide pacts, explore true stories that feel larger than life.
    This episode tells the story of Josephus Flavius. It's maybe one of the wildest characters in Jewish history, and that's saying something. That's largely because unlike most historians, he didn't just chronicle the story; as Yael tells Schwab in this week's episode, Josephus, or Yosef ben Matityahu, wrote himself into the story - and what a story it is. This week, we learn about Josephus and the siege of Yodfat, and they ask, what does it mean for us to write yourself into the story of Jewish history?

    • 39 min
    Introducing Unpacking Israeli History

    Introducing Unpacking Israeli History

    The Power Of introduces another podcast from Unpacked: Unpacking Israeli History. Season 3 just launched, and we're running the first episode here, entitled Hebron: When Tensions Erupt.
     
    In the summer of 1929, Jews and Arabs alike found themselves caught in an unbearably bloody battle. The aftermath of a deadly riot showed the Jews of British Mandatory Palestine that the British couldn’t protect them, leading them to unite under the banner of Zionism. In this episode, Noam unpacks the 1929 Hebron Riots and considers why it may be considered “Year Zero” of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    • 35 min
    Love...with Meir Kay

    Love...with Meir Kay

    Have you ever been heartbroken? How has love transformed you? Why is it so challenging to be vulnerable? In our final episode, Noam and Meir take a deep dive into relationships, loneliness, and their own love languages.   Meir Kay is a filmmaker, motivational speaker, author, and a social good activist best known for his social media content which has amassed over a billion views and impacting millions of people around the world.

    • 54 min
    Charity...with Mem Bernstein

    Charity...with Mem Bernstein

    How do you decide when or how to give? Why is money so awkward to speak about? Is sharing really caring? Listen in as Noam and Mem speak about financial aid, the homeless crisis, and their favorite Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.   Mem Dryan Bernstein is a venture philanthropist who has devoted herself to building new educational and cultural enterprises that create enduring value for the Jewish people. As a board member of the AVI CHAI Foundation for nearly twenty years, and its chair for the last nine years, she has been a leader in establishing and supporting major programs for teaching Judaism to young people, cultivating habits of lifelong Jewish learning among adults, and bringing the richness of Jewish arts and culture to wider audiences.

    • 29 min
    Healthy Disagreements...with Judah Mischel

    Healthy Disagreements...with Judah Mischel

    What do you do when you feel betrayed? Is it possible to love someone you radically disagree with? What if you just don't want to “agree to disagree”? This week, join Noam and Rav Judah as they discuss atheism, toxic relationships, and the great green vs black olive debate.   Rav Judah Mischel is the Executive Director of Camp HASC, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children. He is also the Mashpiah of OU-NCSY, founder of Tzama Nafshi and the author of newly published Baderech: Along the Path of Teshuva (Mosaica Press, Elul 5781).   ~~~~     The Power Of is brought to you thanks to our generous Platinum level supporters, The Mayberg Foundation, and David and Debra Magerman, as well as our additional gold level supporters, Sheryl & Gerald Hartman, and bronze level supporters, the Crain-Maling Foundation.     ~~~~     Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/   Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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Power of Sacrifice

The episode on Power of Sacrifice with Chloe Valdrey is excellent! Psychologically deep, and nuanced yet incredibly inspiring. Highly recommend!

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Excellent and a tribute to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks of blessed memory.

Excellent and a tribute to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks of blessed memory.

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Powerful podcast!

Love this new podcast from Unpacked! Everything you guys produce is spot on 🙌 Can’t wait til next weeks episode!

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