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Vayetze: Nobody is the Villain of their Own Story (A Conversation with Rabbi Geoff Mitelman)

Vayetze: Nobody is the Villain of their Own Story (A Conversation with Rabbi Geoff Mitelman)

November 29, 2022

Vayetze tells the story of Jacob - his journey to Aram, his business dealings, his family life. This week I talk with Rabbi Geoff Mitelman, Founder of Sinai and Synapses, about the phenomenon of lying and dishonesty: why it's so prevalent in the Torah portion, how it plays into our political culture, and how it is born out of human nature. We also talk about his work at the intersection of science and religion.

To access Rabbi Mitelman's work at Sinai and Synapses: https://sinaiandsynapses.org/

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Toldot: Re-digging the Wells

Toldot: Re-digging the Wells

November 22, 2022

Toldot is the story of Isaac. Poor, passive, nebbishy Isaac. And yet, the parashah describes him re-digging the wells of his father Abraham: a powerful metaphor for receiving and renewing traditions, and passing them on to the next generation.

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Chayei Sarah: Rebekah’s Voice

Chayei Sarah: Rebekah’s Voice

November 15, 2022

This parashah tells stories about some of the most important women in the Torah. But does it really tell their stories? We explore a new perspective on Sarah and Rebekah.

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Vayera: Truth, Justice, and Government Responsibility

Vayera: Truth, Justice, and Government Responsibility

November 8, 2022

In Vayera we read the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Far from the common understanding, the Rabbis see it as a warning about the danger of a government that subverts both truth and justice.

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Lech Lecha: Radical Leaving

Lech Lecha: Radical Leaving

November 1, 2022

Abraham and Sarah are more than characters in a book. They are archetypes for our lives as Jews and as humans.

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Noach: Everybody Deserves to Have a Name (A Conversation with Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov)

Noach: Everybody Deserves to Have a Name (A Conversation with Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov)

October 26, 2022

This week's podcast is a conversation with Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov about the "nameless people" in Noach and throughout the Torah. What does it mean to know the name - and see the perspective - of another?

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Bereshit: In the Image of God

Bereshit: In the Image of God

October 18, 2022

As we begin season 4 of Seven Minute Torah, we explore the idea that humans are created "in the image of God." What does the Torah mean by this, and what does it mean for our own lives?

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V’Zot HaBrachah: What’s Next?

V’Zot HaBrachah: What’s Next?

October 11, 2022

The death of Moses is the end of the Torah...but is it really an ending? Completing this year's Torah cycle prepares us to continue our learning - and to start it all over again.

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Ha’azinu: Adversity and Growth

Ha’azinu: Adversity and Growth

October 4, 2022

The Torah's penultimate parashah is a poem about covenant, fidelity, adversity and growth. A perfect message for the High Holy Days, and for every day.

Vayelech: Write Down this Teaching

Vayelech: Write Down this Teaching

September 28, 2022

As Moses prepares for his own death, he is commanded to write down the Torah. Handing it to the Israelites, he hands us a tradition of writing and study that is still alive today.

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