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”
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”
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!”
(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”
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.
Archaeologists recently discovered a medieval treasure trove in England, which is being hailed as one of the most important Anglo-Saxon finds in history. Found amongst the hoard was this bishop’s headdress. Believed to be from the 7th century, this piece is now the oldest episcopal head covering currently known: While a little worse for wear,Continue reading “The Staffordshire Hoard and Biblical Headdresses”
Welcome to Set Apart! Set Apart is a talk/music radio show covering issues related to religion and how we live as people of faith in the modern world, predominantly from a traditional Jewish perspective. It airs every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. CT on KEOS 89.1 FM College Station/Bryan, TX. If you are out of rangeContinue reading “In the Beginning…”