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Valley Beit Midrash (VBM) is a collaborative organization that brings new, exciting, and relevant Jewish programming to the Greater Phoenix Jewish community in a diverse, welcoming, engaging, and pluralistic setting. To learn more, go to http://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/

Valley Beit Midrash (VBM) is a collaborative organization that brings new, exciting, and relevant Jewish programming to the Greater Phoenix Jewish community in a diverse, welcoming, engaging, and pluralistic setting. To learn more, go to http://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/
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Valley Beit Midrash (VBM) is a collaborative organization that brings new, exciting, and relevant Jewish programming to the Greater Phoenix Jewish community in a diverse, welcoming, engaging, and pluralistic setting. To learn more, go to http://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/

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Episodes

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal - The Talmud Sages & Christianity

10/10/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Professor Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, a scholar of rabbinic Judaism at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, on the topic of "The Talmud Sages & Christianity." DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP BUY THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/2M5SNOc For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz

Duration:00:26:47

Shmuly Yanklowitz - A Sfat Emet on Parshat Tzav

10/3/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (http://www.rabbishmuly.com/) presents a special teaching "A Sfat Emet on Parshat Tzav." This teaching was facilitated by My Jewish Learning (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/). https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz http://www.RabbiShmuly.com

Duration:00:09:51

Shmuly Yanklowitz - Parshat Pekudei

10/3/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (http://www.rabbishmuly.com/) presents a special teaching on Parshat Pekudei. This teaching was facilitated by My Jewish Learning (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/). https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz http://www.RabbiShmuly.com

Duration:00:11:40

Shmuly Yanklowitz - Shoftim: Building a Just Society

10/3/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (http://www.rabbishmuly.com/) presents a special teaching on Parshat Shoftim, titled "Building a Just Society!" This teaching was facilitated by My Jewish Learning (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/). https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz http://www.RabbiShmuly.com

Duration:00:09:18

Shmuly Yanklowitz - What To Do with the Hatred in our Hearts

10/3/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (http://www.rabbishmuly.com/) presents a special teaching "What To Do with the Hatred in our Hearts?" This teaching was facilitated by My Jewish Learning (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/). https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz http://www.RabbiShmuly.com

Duration:00:16:28

Shai Held - The Centrality of Love in Jewish Thought

9/26/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Rabbi Dr. Shai Held, President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Hadar (https://www.hadar.org/), on the topic of "The Centrality of Love in Jewish Thought." DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash https://www.facebook.com/HadarInstitute https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz

Duration:00:20:14

Ruth Langer - Rabbinic Poetry in the High Holy Day Liturgy

9/25/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Rabbi Dr. Ruth Langer, Professor of Jewish Studies at Boston College, on the topic of "Rabbinic Poetry in the High Holy Day Liturgy." DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz

Duration:00:11:20

Ruth Messinger - The Jewish Movement to Eradicate Global Poverty!

9/25/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Ruth Messinger, Global Ambassador for American Jewish World Service, on the topic of "The Jewish Movement to Eradicate Global Poverty!" DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz

Duration:00:13:03

Yehudah Mirsky - Rav Kook's Lessons for a Time of Change and Anger

9/23/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Rabbi Dr. Yehudah Mirsky, Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies - Brandeis University on the topic of "Rav Kook's Lessons for a Time of Change and Anger!" DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz

Duration:00:24:55

Abby Stein - From Chassidic Rabbi to Trans Activist

9/23/2019
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Abby Stein, an activist, speaker, and author, presents her Valley Beit Midrash lecture "The Intersectionality of Gender and Jewish Identity" before an audience at Temple Solel (www.templesolel.org/) in Paradise Valley, AZ. ABOUT THIS LECTURE: The story of a girl, raised as a boy in the Hasidic world, ordained as a Rabbi, then left and came out as a Trans-Women. This session will explore the intersecting worlds of the Hasidic Community, Education, arranged marriages in today’s America, LGBTQ...

Duration:01:21:10

Ilana Kurshan - Daf Yomi - A Page of Talmud A Day

9/23/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Ilana Kurshan, the author of "If All the Seas Were Ink" on the topic of "Daf Yomi - A Page of Talmud A Day!" DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP PURCHASE THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/2kLbZpM For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz

Duration:00:18:07

Abby Stein - The Intersectionality of Gender and Jewish Identity

9/20/2019
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Abby Stein - The Intersectionality of Gender and Jewish Identity by Valley Beit Midrash

Duration:01:22:03

Abby Stein - The Intersectionality of Gender and Jewish Identity

9/20/2019
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Abby Stein, an activist, speaker, and author, presents her Valley Beit Midrash lecture "The Intersectionality of Gender and Jewish Identity" before an audience at Congregation Beth Israel (www.cbiaz.org/) in Scottsdale, AZ. ABOUT THIS LECTURE: For generations, many Jews saw gender within Judaism as black and white, male and female, with no place for fluidity. Until today, ultra-Orthodox communities ignore the existence of gender diversity within Jewish tradition. However, Judaism is rich and...

Duration:01:22:03

Abby Stein - The Intersectionality of Gender and Jewish Identity

9/20/2019
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Abby Stein, an activist, speaker, and author, presents her Valley Beit Midrash lecture "The Intersectionality of Gender and Jewish Identity" before an audience at Congregation Beth Israel (www.cbiaz.org/) in Scottsdale, AZ. ABOUT THIS LECTURE: For generations, many Jews saw gender within Judaism as black and white, male and female, with no place for fluidity. Until today, ultra-Orthodox communities ignore the existence of gender diversity within Jewish tradition. However, Judaism is rich and...

Duration:01:22:03

Jonathan Sarna - The Rise of Anti-Semitism in America

9/18/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Professor Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University on the topic of "The Rise of Anti-Semitism in America." DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash https://www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz

Duration:00:18:18

Rachel Rubinstein - Native Americans in the Jewish Imagination

9/17/2019
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Professor Rachel Rubinstein, professor of American literature and Jewish studies at Hampshire College, presents her lecture "Contextualizing Antisemitism on College Campuses" before an audience at Congregation Or Tzion (www.congregationortzion.org) in Scottsdale, AZ. ABOUT THIS LECTURE: How did Jewish immigrants to the United States imagine themselves at home in their new country? How did Jews identify with “America”? The figure of the imaginary Indian has long functioned in the American...

Duration:01:27:39

Rachel Rubinstein - Contextualizing Antisemitism on College Campuses

9/17/2019
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Professor Rachel Rubinstein, professor of American literature and Jewish studies at Hampshire College, presents her lecture "Contextualizing Antisemitism on College Campuses" before an audience at Temple Chai (www.templechai.com/) in Phoenix, AZ. ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Antisemitism is experiencing a resurgence worldwide and in the U.S. But what are Jewish students experiencing on American college campuses? This lecture provides an historical context for antisemitism on both the political right...

Duration:01:20:48

Amitai Fraiman & Zack Bodner - Zionism 3.0. What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

9/16/2019
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Rabbi Amitai Fraiman, director of The Z3 Project (https://z3conference.org/) Zack Bodner, CEO of the Palo Alto JCC (https://www.paloaltojcc.org/) present an excerpt from their presentation "Zionism 3.0. What Is It, and Why Is It Important?" before an audience at Temple Chai (www.templechai.com/) in Phoenix, AZ. ABOUT THIS LECTURE: presentation and community conversation about the future of the relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry. In this session, we will discuss the need to evolve...

Duration:00:19:57

David Kerzter - The Pope and the Jews

9/12/2019
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, President & Dean of Valley Beit Midrash interviews Professor David Kertzer, the Dupee University Professor of Social Science at Brown University and a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, on the topic of "The Pope and Jews." DONATE: http://www.bit.ly/1NmpbsP For podcasts of VBM lectures, GO HERE: https://www.valleybeitmidrash.org/learning-library https://www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash

Duration:00:12:29

Erica Brown - Where Have All The Leaders Gone

9/11/2019
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Dr. Erica Brown, director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership and an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at The George Washington University (http://www.ericabrown.com/) presented her roundtable learning session "Where Have All The Leaders Gone" before Valley Beit Midrash's opening event in Sept. 2019. LEARNING MATERIALS: https://bit.ly/2kwyzlV ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Dr. Erica Brown is an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at The George Washington...

Duration:00:40:00