8 episodes

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 • 19 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.

    Success...with Michael Sweetney

    Success...with Michael Sweetney

    Are you living up to your own standards? Is failure ever a good thing? Does success really equal happiness? Join Noam and Coach Mike as they talk about normalizing failure, life changing moments, and of course, basketball.
     
    Michael Sweetney was the #9 NBA draft pick of 2003, in the famous draft class with basketball luminaries such as Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Carmelo Anthony. Finalist of the All-American and Naismith Player of the Year in college, Sweetney then played four years in the NBA, two with the NY Knicks, and two with the Chicago Bulls. After traveling and playing basketball around the world, he now spends his time as a mental health advocate, coaching at Yeshiva University and mentoring youth.
     
     
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    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.
     
     
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    • 33 min
    Forgiveness...with Moshe Halbertal

    Forgiveness...with Moshe Halbertal

    Do you ever feel like you're not living up to the expectations of others? Why is rejection so scary? What do you do when you just can't bring yourself to say "I'm sorry"? This week, Noam sat with Professor Moshe Halbertal to examine the principles of forgiveness, the art of letting go, and The Shawshank Redemption.
     
    Dr. Moshe Halbertal is the John and Golda Cohen Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School, a faculty member of Mandel Institute, a member of the Israel’s National Academy for Sciences and the Humanities as well as a published author.

     
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    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.
     
     
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    Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/
     
    Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked 

    • 39 min
    Fashion...with Chavie Lieber

    Fashion...with Chavie Lieber

    Do you ever feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Do the clothes you choose to wear matter? What does "dressing for success" really mean? This week hear what Noam and Chavie have to say about self expression through clothes, the fast fashion environmental crisis, and...string bikinis?
     
     
    Chavie Lieber is an award-winning journalist, with a focus on fashion and business. She is currently a staff writer at The Business of Fashion, a global fashion publication based in London, as well as an adjunct professor at Stern College. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Vox.
     
     
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    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.
     
     
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    Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/
     
    Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked 

    • 48 min
    Happiness...with David Bashevkin

    Happiness...with David Bashevkin

    Have you ever felt lonely? Is there really a secret to finding happiness? Does FOMO cause depression? This week join Noam and David as they discuss the pursuit of joy, the elements of happiness, and what their ideal happy places look like.
     
    Rabbi David Bashevkin is the is the host and founder of 18Forty, a Jewish media site, the Director of Education for NCSY, and the Clinical Assistant Professor of Jewish Values at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. He holds a doctorate in Public Policy and Management from The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs and has published four books.
     
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    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 

    • 44 min
    Empathy...with Kylie Unell

    Empathy...with Kylie Unell

    Do you ever feel like an outsider? What does Judaism have to say about the Black Lives Matter movement? Was Moses the first biracial Jew? Listen in as Noam and Kylie talk about what it means to "see color," the limits of the English language, and how personal struggles shape us as people.
     
    About Kylie Unell: Kylie is a Dean's Doctoral Fellow at NYU concentrating in Jewish philosophy. She was named an "aspiring Jewish philosopher" by the New York Jewish Week's 36 Under 36. Kylie is a writer, podcaster, and the co-producer of the comedy show, Sweepstakes Comedy. She also runs Models of Faith, a photoblog sharing the stories of millennials who take their faith seriously.
     
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    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.
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    Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/
    Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked 

    • 50 min
    Words...with Nachi Gordon and Yaakov Langer

    Words...with Nachi Gordon and Yaakov Langer

    Do the words we choose to speak really matter? Why is it often difficult to say thank you or to admit that we need help? Is "recipitive" a real word?! This week, Noam sits down with Nachi Gordon and Yaakov Langer to discuss gratitude, building relationships through communication, and game-changing words.
     
    About: Nachi Gordon and Yaakov Langer are the cohosts of the podcast "Meaningful People." Deep, unboundedly interesting, fun and uplifting, the podcast is a weekly opportunity for Nachi & Yaakov to talk to the Jewish world's meaningful people.
     
    ~~~~ 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.
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    Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/
    Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mother Wheel ,

LOVE!

The conversations that go down on this podcast are so inspiring spiritually, psychologically and emotionally! A+

Capslass ,

Loved episode 6

This is a great podcast but I especially loved episode 6 this week. What a lot to think about. The stubbornness of the victim is a phrase that I will ponder for a while.

raquel e.w. ,

Loved this!!!

I loved unpacking Jewish history and can’t wait to listen to the whole power of series! Love how Noam connects these everyday concepts with Jewish values. Cannot wait for the rest of the season.

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