The following is a meditative exercise designed to enhance one’s sense of purity. It can also be used to better relate to those around us, and to understand our interconnectedness as children of Hashem. Sit with your eyes closed, imagining that you have X-ray vision and can see inside yourself as if you were composed ofContinue reading “Tehora He: An Exercise in Purity”
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To Merge or Not to Merge?
There has been much talk lately about how the current pandemic is going to affect the Jewish denominational system in both the U.S. and abroad. Most of us have been unable to visit with our communities for months, unions have had to lay off workers, and synagogues have had to make concessions on longstanding issuesContinue reading “To Merge or Not to Merge?”
Chag Pesach Sameach
It’s going to be a different Passover for all of us this year… truly unique, and with Hashem’s providence, under circumstances that do not return any time soon. Hopefully everyone will find some way to connect with others during this season, even if it is only virtually. However, if you are not able to connectContinue reading “Chag Pesach Sameach”
Staying Busy in a Time of Isolation
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many of us throughout the world are under quarantine or self-imposed isolation. Most shuls have been closed, and even private minyans have become inadvisable. Needless to say, we’re all going to be spending a lot more time alone. This can be a difficult thing for those who thriveContinue reading “Staying Busy in a Time of Isolation”
Chag Purim Sameach
Wishing everyone a happy Purim! With concerns about coronavirus growing worldwide, many people are questioning how they will go about hearing the Megillah this year. Is it safe to go out? What if I’m quarantined? Can I listen to it online? Obviously it is ideal to hear the Megillah read aloud in person. Chabad recommendsContinue reading “Chag Purim Sameach”
Daf Yomi is off and running!
It’s a bit of a late notice, but in case you didn’t hear, a new Daf Yomi cycle just began on January 5. This is, of course, a chance to read through the entire Babylonian Talmud in a 7 ½ year period, along with thousands of others worldwide. One page a day is all itContinue reading “Daf Yomi is off and running!”
Don’t be a Pharisee! Or maybe you should…
(Actually, you can’t be, because they’re extinct) Ever been called a “pharisee”? Even know what one is (or was, as is the case)? For the next few weeks we’ll be covering the history, society, and philosophy of the three major Jewish sects during the Second Temple Period: The Sadducees, Pharisees, and Essenes. Not only didContinue reading “Don’t be a Pharisee! Or maybe you should…”
Wishing everyone safe travels, good times, and a Happy Hanukkah!
We spoke on the show this week about Ezras Nashim, an all-female Orthodox EMS service in Brooklyn who was recently denied a license for an ambulance. A documentary about the group’s formation and the difficulties they encounter was released last year. Check out the trailer: If you get a chance to see the documentary, letContinue reading “93Queen”
Australian Jews Set World Record for Longest Challah
A partnership between Grandma Moses Bakery and the Jewish National Fund of New South Wales has produced the longest challah in the world, coming in at 32 feet. Mmm, gives me acid reflux just thinking about it… But seriously, congratulations to these guys! See the story here.