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In Parashah Vayishlach, we find Jacob transforming a site into a holy and special place. Rabbi Rick Jacobs wonders what it means to make a place special and how we ascribe meaning to places near and dear to us.
T'rumah, Torah Portion Read on 2/13/16
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Our Spiritual Ascents
Where is God?
Making an Impact
How to be a Hero
Seeing Blessings Every Day
Who Will Carry Our Tradition Forward?
Electing a Righteous Leader
Creationism vs Science: Which is the Truth?
Do we believe that good behavior brings rewards, and bad behavior brings punishment?
B'har - Torah Portion Read on 5/28/16
Vayikra - Torah Portion Read on 3/19/16
Yitro, Torah Portion Read on 1/30/16
Facing the Future
Tzav - Torah Portion Read on 3/26/16
Mishpatim, Torah Portion Read on 2/6/16
Sukkot and the Fragility of Life
The Sacred Art of Letting Go
T'tzaveh, Torah Portion Read on 2/20/16
Healing a Negative Relationship
Thirsting for Wisdom
How Does a Curse Become a Blessing?
Standing for What Matters Most
The Morality of War
Shabbat HaGadol - Read the Shabbat before Passover
Tazria - Torah Portion Read on 4/9/16
P'kudei - Torah Portion Read on 3/12/16
Special Edition: The Jewish Calendar
Ki Tisa, Torah Portion Read on 2/27/16
K'doshim - Torah Portion Read on 5/14/16
Sh'mini - Torah Portion Read on 4/2/16
Special Edition: Pesach
Parashat Vayak'heil – Torah Portion Read on 3/05/16
Acharei Mot II - Torah Portion Read on 5/7/16
Entitlement vs Gratitude
Uniting as one, despite our differences
What is the Essence of Judaism?
What Makes Life Meaningful?
Leaving the Comfort Zone
Emor - Torah Portion Read on 5/21/16
Life is a Journey, Not a Destination
Fighting Darkness with Light
Modern Day Moses
Reconnecting With the Earth.
How to Have Moral Courage
Where is God Today?
Hate Will Not Define Us
The Value in both Jacob and Esau
Cities of Refuge
8 Lessons for Today’s World in the Book of Genesis
What Do We Really Think About God?
Putting Faith into Action
The Beauty of Humility
Jewish/Catholic Relations: On Reconnecting
Fighting for Freedom
What’s in a Name?
When it's the Time to Act, and When it's the Time to Pray
Reward and Punishment
Why Mental Health Matters.
The Difference Between Truth and Fact
How to Be Generous
How We Can End Poverty
Can War Ever Be Ethical?
The Future of Judaism
Creating a Strong Jewish Future
Knowing When to Wrestle and When to Hug
A Person’s Impact
The Right Ways to Give
What to Wear
#MeToo and Torah
Always Be Present
Poetry as Torah
What’s the Point?
Creating The Power of a Space with Michael Arad
Lifting Our Heads, One Year After Charlottesville, A Conversation with Charlottesville Rabbis
We Need to Talk About Anti-Semitism
Mindful Jewish Eating
Following Their Lead
Never Again for Anyone
Making Passover Personal
A Look at the Numbers
The Torah’s Take on Respecting the Earth
Ethics in the Marketplace
What Makes a Leader?
Pursuing Justice From the Torah
Why Tragedies Happen and How to Respond
Remembering Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D, z"l
Defeating Extremism With Acts of Courage
Optimism and Hope
Building a Sacred Space
A Little Drop of Sweetness
What is Lost in Translation
The Meaning of Our Miracle
Dancing With Our Tradition
Two Jews, Three Opinions, One Heart
Why Organ Donation is Jewish.
And You Shall Love...
Losing and Finding Connection.
Do What We Can
The Commitment of Covenant
Raising Our Voices
Within These Three Walls
Everyone Thinks They Are The Good Guys
Creation and Co-Existence, with Special Guest David Broza
On The Road Again
Moving On And Letting Go
The Heart Of The Matter
It Only Takes One
The Altar of Achievement
Remembering Debbie Friedman z”l on Shabbat Shira
Formed in the Wilderness
Fruit of the Vine
Under the Sky
The Power of Jewish Meditation
When Judaism Calls Us to Speak Out Courageously
Breaking Down Labels
Bridging The Divide
Spirituality and Art
The Laws of Leviticus, Choice, and AJ Jacobs, the Gratitude Expert
The Pursuit of Justice
The Dangers and the Neccessity of Innovation
Our Moral Compass
Stand Up and Be Counted
Passover II: Song of Songs
Does our Clothing Show our Identity?
What is Blasphemy?
From Curses to Blessings
Passover: Our Obligations When in Power and When Powerless
Making Our Community Better for Everyone
Healing the Spirit
To Live a Wholly Holy Jewish Life
With Liberty & Economic Justice for All
Shabbat HaGadol: Spiritual Cleansing
Understanding Human Connection
Rebel With (or Without) a Cause
How Do We Build Our Communities?
Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives
But, Who's Counting?
Suspicious Minds: The “Errant” Woman
"Loving the Stranger" Isn't Always Intuitive
Reaching the Promised Land
Do You Really Care?
The Sacred Pursuit for Reparations
Our Multiracial Jewish Community
What Is Blasphemy, Anyway?
Lifting Hands and Sharing Power
Slowing Ourselves to Anger
The Jewishness of Healing
Special Episode: Announcing a New Format, Coming Soon!
Born to Lead, Born to Serve
Mindfulness, Being Present, and Having Heart
Three United Faiths, One Divine Presence
Building Our Own Tabernacle Together
The Antidote to Kvetching
A Passover of Hope
L’hitraot, for Now...
Go Ahead, Be an Innovator
Let Your Eternal Light Shine
Using Our Words to Heal, Not Hurt
The Blessing of Blessing One Another
How the Book of Ruth Connects Us All Today
The Wife-Sister Motif
Where the Mishnah Meets the #MeToo Movement
The Amazing Women of Exodus
Commanded to Honor, Compelled to Care
Deciding Who You Are
Putting the Judah in Judaism
Jacob the Refugee
Protecting Our Planet and Other Sacred Places
The Menorah in the Window
Are You My Idol?
Kashrut Explained (Or, Why I Can’t Eat A Camel)
Learning from Joseph
What Lives After Death
Dinah’s #MeToo Story
What Does “Generosity” Really Mean?
Looking Beyond Our Differences
How Not to Hate
The Torah’s Take on Love
Songs of the Soul
Challenging The Rules
Not If, But When
Do You Always Reap What You Sow?
There’s Something About Seven
Nothing Left Behind
It is Not in the Heavens
The Death of Sarah
Should We Question Authority?
Acts of God
A Modern-Day Joseph
Repentance and Forgiveness
What Made Moses Great
What the Torah Says About Being Green
Finding the Truth in our Stories
An Eye for an Eye
How to Be a Leader
Gratitude, Obligation, and Responsibility, A Jewish Year with Abigail Pogrebin
Why is This Passover Different from Other Passovers?
When Torah Meets Theater
Life's Shortcuts and the Benefits of a 40 Year Journey
What We Get Wrong About the Dreaded Parashiyot
What Makes a Space Sacred?
What is a Blessing
What Makes a Good Judge
Do Numbers Matter?
Is the Torah Colorblind?
Judaism on the Fringes
When to Ask Why
Eating with Compassion
A Seat at the Table
For All of the Jewish People
Why We Should Bring Politics to the Pulpit
What Lives on of Us When We Die?
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