In the second part of their conversation, Rabbi Segal and OU President Moishe Bane dive into the question of unity within the Orthodox community. What does it mean to be Orthodox, and how does the Orthodox Union decide when and how to enforce boundaries of dogma? What about practices that skirts the edge of traditional observance, such as female clergy? Rabbi Segal and President Bane discuss the difference between individual philosophies and communal behavior, the role of Open Orthodoxy in...
This week, Rabbi Segal speaks with Moishe Bane, President of the Orthodox Union and partner at Ropes & Gray LLP. In the first part of their conversation, President Bane offers an inside look at the OU, and discusses his educational philosophy (for children and adults alike) with Rabbi Segal. President Bane also explores his background as an activist within the Orthodox community, and shares his most powerful moment of the Jewish year.
In the second part of his conversation with Accidental Talmudist, Rabbi Segal explores Sal and Nina’s approach to discussing politics and anti-Semitism through courteous discourse. The Litvaks also share their secret to finding wisdom in multiple places, spill the assumptions that frustrate them the most, and tell the story of how an imaginary woman helped a troubled kid back on the right path.
In the second part of his conversation with Rabbi Segal, comedian Elon Gold explores his approach to comedy(and other subjects) as a proud radical moderate. Rabbi Segal and Elon also discuss the liberal bent of modern comedy, and Elon shares his thoughts on whether this slant is a positive part of the art, or alienating in our increasingly divided world. Rabbi Segal is joined by internationally-renowned comedian Elon Gold. In Part I of their conversation, Rabbi Segal and Elon exchange...
This week on Radical Moderation, Rabbi Segal is joined by internationally-renowned comedian Elon Gold. In Part I of their conversation, Rabbi Segal and Elon exchange pleasantries (and more than few jokes) and discuss performing comedy as an Orthodox Jew, political common sense, and the secrets of hummus.
In the second part of this two-part episode, Rabbi Segal continues his conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous. The rabbis discuss Israeli-American politics, and debate which voices are going unheard in the current Jewish dialogue. Tune in to explore what radical moderation really means as significant issues in the Jewish and global communities continue to evolve.
This week, Rabbi Segal welcomes Rabbi Sharon Brous to Radical Moderation. A leading voice in liberal American Judaism, Rabbi Brous is consistently ranked among the most influential rabbis in the United States, and joins Rabbi Segal to explore the concept of radical moderation from their differing points of view. In Part I of this episode, Rabbis Segal and Brous discuss Rabbi Brous's remarkable journey to Jewish leadership, a compelling message of Torah, and the value of a good cup of coffee.
Rabbi Ari Segal talks to Professor Avi Helfand of Pepperdine University about President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the fallout in Yeshiva University and the wider Jewish community.