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A new 5-part podcast series exploring the intersections of Jewish history, values and tradition with the practice and pursuit of global citizenship, social justice and international development.

A new 5-part podcast series exploring the intersections of Jewish history, values and tradition with the practice and pursuit of global citizenship, social justice and international development.
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United States

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A new 5-part podcast series exploring the intersections of Jewish history, values and tradition with the practice and pursuit of global citizenship, social justice and international development.

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English


Episodes

Global Torah: Season 2, Mini-Episode — The Boundaries of Our Town

8/27/2017
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Our tradition teaches that we should prioritize “the poor of our town” before reaching beyond our own city limits. But in a world where an Israeli rabbi living in New York can connect with trans activists in the Dominican Republic, … Read the rest

Duration:00:12:51

Global Torah: Season 2, Episode 5 — Why is this Year Different Than All Other Years? Talking Global in 2017

8/27/2017
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How do we prioritize global challenges at a moment in which our communities may be more internally focused or polarized? How do we conduct inclusive conversations that move our communities to global action? Rabbi Jennie Rosenn of HIAS and Caryl … Read the rest

Duration:00:55:36

Global Torah: Season 2, Episode 4 — Disaster Relief and Beyond

8/27/2017
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In the immediate wake of a natural disaster – like a monsoon or an earthquake – the Jewish community often jumps into action, mobilizing resources and expertise to support relief efforts. But as many practitioners know, there are ongoing crises … Read the rest

Duration:00:35:39

Global Torah: Season 2, Episode 3 — Encountering the Other: A Mother-Son Dialogue

8/27/2017
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When it comes to both study and social action, the exchange of insights and experiences between generations can be extremely valuable – and often extremely challenging. This episode of Global Torah LIVE brings you two separate approaches to one text … Read the rest

Duration:01:09:29

Global Torah: Season 2, Episode 2 — The Spiritual Power of Solar

8/27/2017
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How do our conversations about text inform our pursuits as drivers of global justice? What does our tradition have to say about some of the most ethical dilemmas a global energy entrepreneur faces daily? And what spiritual sustenance do we … Read the rest

Duration:00:45:56

Global Torah: Season 2, Episode 1 — Jews, Justice and Global Giving

8/26/2017
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Though there’s very little most Jews agree upon, tzedaka- charitable giving – is widely accepted among Jews of all stripes to be a core Jewish value. But how we choose to give – to whom, how much – can get … Read the rest

Duration:00:52:12

Global Torah: Season 2, Mini-Episode — Be an Upstander

8/26/2017
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“We need to create a lasting movement… How can we be not just bystanders but upstanders – to make ‘never again’ more than an empty promise, but an actual commitment we can keep?” -Mark Hanis As college students, … Read the rest

Duration:00:11:05

Global Torah: Episode 5 – Strangers in Strange Lands

7/18/2016
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Feeling like strangers or outsiders isn’t a new experience for the Jewish people. But when it comes to spending time in the developing world, navigating what makes us different as Jews – our religious or cultural practices, our identity … Read the rest

Duration:00:40:17

Global Torah: Episode 4 – Do Motives Matter?

7/4/2016
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What are the myriad of motives that bring us as Jews to serve global communities in need? Do our motives have to be “pure”? Are some motives more legitimate than others? Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth of Pardes and Ilan Fluss … Read the rest

Duration:00:39:18

Global Torah: Episode 3 – Bringing God Down to Earth

6/13/2016
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Where is the intersection between Jewish spiritual practice and social action? Is there a connection between serving God and serving humanity? Global Torah is a five-part podcast series exploring the intersections of Jewish history, values and tradition with the practice … Read the rest

Duration:00:38:29

Global Torah: Episode 2 – Wealth and Our Nation

5/30/2016
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We live in a time of stark gaps between unprecedented affluence and extreme poverty. How might Jewish tradition and historical experience inform our role in the conversation about global poverty and wealth? Global Torah is a five-part podcast series exploring … Read the rest

Duration:00:32:08

Global Torah: Episode 1 – What’s Text Got to Do With It?

5/18/2016
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How do we approach Jewish text when addressing modern global social issues? Do we believe Torah, Jewish text and tradition, have something unique and valuable to contribute to conversations about global justice and development? Where do our texts “align” with … Read the rest

Duration:00:35:19