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Parashat Shemot - Our Story - Responsibility for Justice

1/5/2018
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In memory of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose yarzheit falls this Shabbat. How does our story of slavery and oppression, and of God hearing our cry, become the basis through which we understand our responsibility for justice today? Shifra and Puah - midwives - take a stand, Moses more reluctantly leads. Our portion tells us we need to not just save individuals, but make systemic change.

Duration:00:04:44

Parashat Vayeshev - Joseph in Potiphar's house and identity

12/8/2017
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What connections do we draw between the story of Joseph and Chanukkah with regards to how we see identity? Perhaps the Joseph story can shed light on how we understand ourselves in relation to wider cultures.

Duration:00:06:39

Yayishlach 5778 - Suspect Intentions

12/1/2017
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Why do we want to suspect Esau's intentions in his reconciliation with Jacob? Perhaps it says more about us than him in our expectations.

Duration:00:05:56

Speech For Hate And Redemption in the book of Exodus

1/23/2017
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Reflections on the beginning of the book of Exodus, terrifying rhetoric of hate to incitement against the Children of Israel and the power of speech to redeem.

Duration:00:14:15

Joseph Yivkele - The Cry-baby?

1/12/2017
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What can all of Joseph's crying in the book of Genesis tell us about how we might view the world around us today.

Duration:00:10:52

Chanukah 2016

12/23/2016
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Prelude to Hope podcast - Rabbi Neil Janes discusses the message of Chanukah and the candles.

Duration:00:11:03