Happy Purim to everyone! Just like last year, there are still concerns about public gatherings to hear the Megillah. You can always read it aloud yourself (without giving a blessing), and Chabad still has a free printable version that anyone can use. Several shuls nationwide, such as Park Avenue Synagogue in New York, Adas IsraelContinue reading “Chag Purim Sameach!”
In a belated Valentine’s episode, this week we will be discussing the romance between Rabbi Akiva and his wife, Rachel. The two’s marriage weathered most unusual circumstances, which has since become the subject of books as well as a dedicated passage in the Talmud. Tune in Thursday to hear the story of how these twoContinue reading “The Love Life of Rabbi Akiva”
This week we say goodbye to another great mind of the Jewish world, Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, who passed away in Jerusalem on January 31. In addition to being a noted rabbi from a prestigious Hasidic dynasty, Rabbi Twerski was also a well-respected psychiatrist who contributed much to our understanding of addiction and self-esteem. JoinContinue reading “In Memoriam: Rabbi Abraham Twerski (1930-2021)”
If you did not hear, the website now has a References tab. Here you can find many of the references used for the show, and use them to enhance your own Torah study. If you haven’t seen it yet, go have a look!
It’s almost over now, but hopefully everyone has been having a joyful Hanukkah season in spite of the unusual circumstances. We still have one more week left of Hanukkah music on Set Apart, so if you’re in the mood for it, tune in to KEOS 89.1 FM on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.!
This week we remember Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, a tremendous spiritual leader of our time, who passed away on November 7. Rabbi Sacks is perhaps best known as the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth (UK), a role in which he served for 22 years, as well as for his numerousContinue reading “In Memoriam: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020)”
We get it: You’re angry. Seems like everyone is these days, about nearly everything. But is this anger justified, or just an addiction? This week we’ll discuss the hold that anger has come to have over many of our lives, as well as some advice from the Shulchan Aruch about why you should make fixingContinue reading “Might as well face it, you’re addicted to rage”
We end our month-long exploration of scary Jewish folklore with a discussion of the dybbukim, the lost souls of the dead that cling to the bodies of the living. Tune in on Thursday to hear more about Judaism’s most famous ghostly figure (or catch it on YouTube).
This week on the show we’ll be discussing Yiddish werewolf stories, along with some interesting Torah commentaries on lycanthropes. Tune in this Thursday at 4:30 p.m., or check out YouTube for a special director’s cut.
Like many of the world’s ancient cultures, Judaism has also developed a number of perspectives on vampires and other bloodsucking creatures of mythology. We’ll continue our series on Jewish folklore by discussing just that. Tune in this Thursday at 4:30 p.m. or catch it on YouTube.