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Ep. 50: V'Zot HaBerachah - The End of The Cycle feat. Adam Greenwald
After over 60,000 downloads in over 100 countries, we are so glad to have brought an entire cycle of Torah study to our listeners. Rabbi Adam and Raviv look back at a year filled with inspiring conversation, insight, and wisdom. Thanks for joining.
The Study is produced by Evan Scott Nicholas and Raviv Ullman.
Artwork by Julia Pott.
Ep. 49: Ha'azinu - Biblical Poetry feat. Robert Alter
Robert Alter, Professor in the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, and award winning translator of the Torah joins Rabbi Adam and Raviv to discuss why the Torah ends in a poem. We’ll discuss what clues this poem gives us about the ways in which people communicated and how they used language at the time the torah was written, and even their views on monotheism and the way judaism was practiced.
Professor Alter is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress, and is past president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. Professor Alter has published 24 books unpacking the poetry and prose of ancient literature.
Ep. 48: Vayelech - Carrying the Torch & Opera feat. James Darrah
James Darrah, stage and film director, and newly appointed artistic director of Long Beach Opera sits down with Rabbi Adam and Raviv to discuss a pivotal turning point in the Torah narrative- when Moses passes the torch to the next leader of the Israelites. What does it mean to carry a tradition for the next generation, and how does a young interpreter of old texts make them accessible, exciting, inspiring, and relevant. Tune in to find out.
Ep. 47: Nitzavim - Fearing God feat. Kylie Unell
Kylie Unell, host of the new podcast for Tablet Magazine How To Fix A Soul In Thirty Days and founder of Rooted joins Raviv and Rabbi Adam Greenwald to discuss fearing God and saving souls.
Ep. 46: Ki Tavo - Food & Recipes feat. Jake Cohen
Jake Cohen, author of NYT Bestselling JEW-ISH Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch, joins Raviv and Jess to talk about all things Jewish food, our connection to how we prepare our meals and where those ingredients come from, the incredibly long journeys that dishes take to get to our tables, and Jake’s journey as he’s learned it all.
Ep. 45: Ki Tietzei - Student Debt feat. Natalia Abrams & Molly Wernick
Natalia Abrams, executive director of Student Debt Crisis, a non-profit organization dedicated to fundamentally reforming student debt and higher education loan policies, joins Raviv and special guest Molly Wernick to discuss what got us into a nearly two trillion dollar crisis in the first place, what kind of preventive measures can be taken to avoid further devastation, and we'll also try to understand debt from a historical Jewish perspective.
Great podcast for my weekly long run
I really enjoyed listening and learning from Raviv and his guests while taking my long Saturday runs in the park. Looking forward to next season
I don't miss a show since they got started. I love their guests, their wonderful commentary, and the fact that this show always helps me begin getting ready for shabbat.
My favorite podcast
I discovered “The Study” after listening to Raviv on Unorthodox. I started listening and now I am hooked. It is my new favorite podcast. It manages to motivate me to be a better person, while also helping me keep an open mind. I love it so much. Thank you for this podcast! Cannot recommend it enough.