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.
We’ll be kicking off this October with one of the creepier stories of the Bible: The Witch of Endor. If you’ve never heard the story (or just feel like revisiting it), tune in this Thursday at 4:30 p.m. or check it out on the show’s YouTube page. And by the way: who do you sayContinue reading “This Week: The Witch of Endor”
A happy and healthy Sukkot to everyone!
And don’t forget to enjoy that post-fast meal… slowly. It’s not to late to prepare. If you need help getting set up for the fast, remember that we did a show on it a few weeks ago. Yom Tov!
Wishing everyone a sweet new year!
There’s no way around it: fasting is difficult. This week on the show we’ll talk about ways to make the upcoming Yom Kippur fast more bearable and, thus, more successful. If you try any of the methods we discuss this year, please comment and let everyone know how it went!