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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.

For the paragraph in the 'Laws of Repentence' quoted in the episode, see HERE and scroll down to paragraph 5.

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The rendition of Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah, which serves as the shows theme music was created by Andrés Rodríguez (“androz” on

Most importantly, many thanks to the Creator of the Universe, for bringing about all these wonders, without which, I would have nothing to talk about.