I recently stumbled across this opinion piece in The Atlantic titled, “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.” It’s an examination of the effect of social media on American life from the perspective of the story of the Tower of Babel. While I don’t endorse all of the proposed solutions,Continue reading “Babel and the Ridiculousness of Modernity”
Hope everyone had a meaningful Passover, and continues having a lovely time enjoying Chag HaMatzot this week!
On the next episode of Set Apart we tackle the concept of the “forbidden chapter,” a relatively recent but quickly-spreading rumor about Jewish attitudes and practices toward the 53rd chapter of the Book of Isaiah. Is there truth to this rumor? No, but it’s more complicated than it initially seems. Tune in Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.Continue reading “The Forbidden Chapter”
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After wrapping up the show on KEOS 89.1 FM and a longer than expected break, Set Apart is now ready to resume as a podcast! The first new episode will be available on YouTube Monday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. EST. This week’s topic: berachah levatalah (blessings made in vain). Check it out Monday!
Back in 2020, we talked about the Abayudaya community of Uganda and their path toward Judaism and acceptance within the Jewish world. Among other things, we discussed a great documentary about the community’s journey called Yearning to Belong. If you haven’t seen it before, you can view the film here: Also feel free to checkContinue reading “Yearning to Belong”
We begin this week praising Hashem for the safe release of the captives held at Congregation Beth Israel in Texas. Of course, this would not have been possible without the help of the various men and women of several law enforcement agencies who risked their lives to bring the hostages to safety. Perhaps equally inspiringContinue reading “Matir Assurim”
This week, Set Apart ends its run on KEOS 89.1 FM. Special thanks to everyone who helped make the show possible, as well as those who have tuned in over the past few years. If you’re a fan of the show, never fear: Set Apart will continue as a podcast. For the full rundown, checkContinue reading “The End of an Era”
Wishing everyone one a wonderful and miraculous holiday season!
This week we’ll be covering a subject that is unique to the Dead Sea Scrolls. While translations are sparse online, those with sharp Hebrew skills may want to check out a few websites with access to the scrolls: The Digital Dead Sea ScrollsThe Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital LibraryThe Gnostic Society Library