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Jan 31, 2018

Tu Bishvat is often referred to as the 'Jewish arbor day,' but it's a bit more complicated than that. We discuss the history of this day, and how it's meaning has developed through time. Then we discuss looking at the world through a positive lens and the Jewish imperative to give others the benefit of the...


What is Tu BiShvat?

Jan 31, 2018

Tu Bishvat is often referred to as the 'Jewish arbor day,' but it's a bit more complicated than that. We discuss the history of this day, and how it's meaning has developed through time. Then we discuss looking at the world through a positive lens and the Jewish imperative to give others the benefit of the...


Jan 26, 2018

Why do so many people fail to recognize the driving anti-semitism of the Nazis? How did the word 'Nazi' become a generic term for evil, and how does this take away from the very specific horror of their deeds? How are anti-semites using this confusion to attack the Jewish people today? And finally, how does this week's...


Jan 10, 2018

Are hero's born or made? Is it a choice one can make? How can Judaism help us develop our most heroic selves?

In this week's episode we discuss  how one 'makes a hero,' relating to the most recent episode of 'Radiolab,' how practicing Judaism helps a person develop a virtuous character, and why that is so important.

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