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Not That Kind Of Rabbi with Ralph Benmergui

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

Award winning broadcaster Ralph Benmergui brings his passion and curiosity to a brand new podcast. 'Not That Kind of Rabbi' lets you see people you thought you new and turns their story upside down by looking at them through a spiritual lens. Humble Howard and 'I Believe in Golf'. Michael Coren answers the question, How did the Buddha become a Garden Gnome. Laurie Brown on being spiritual but not religious. Hope you love it as much as we enjoy doing it.

Award winning broadcaster Ralph Benmergui brings his passion and curiosity to a brand new podcast. 'Not That Kind of Rabbi' lets you see people you thought you new and turns their story upside down by looking at them through a spiritual lens. Humble Howard and 'I Believe in Golf'. Michael Coren answers the question, How did the Buddha become a Garden Gnome. Laurie Brown on being spiritual but not religious. Hope you love it as much as we enjoy doing it.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Award winning broadcaster Ralph Benmergui brings his passion and curiosity to a brand new podcast. 'Not That Kind of Rabbi' lets you see people you thought you new and turns their story upside down by looking at them through a spiritual lens. Humble Howard and 'I Believe in Golf'. Michael Coren answers the question, How did the Buddha become a Garden Gnome. Laurie Brown on being spiritual but not religious. Hope you love it as much as we enjoy doing it.

Language:

English

Contact:

4162783740


Episodes

Yesh

9/28/2021
While doing my training to become a spiritually based counsellor, I met a fellow traveller, an American named Yesh. We've been friends since then. Now he's written a book, Unthinkable Dreams, that tells the tale of his mother’s passing just two days before 9-11. Both events have left their indelible mark.

Duration:01:49:00

Billy Newton-Davis

9/1/2021
Billy Newton Davis can sing. Has four Juno's. Billy had gospel at five, Motown at thirteen, Broadway by twenty and through it all he's been soulful and searching. This is great conversation.

Duration:01:04:43

Mackenzie Gray

8/12/2021
Mackenzie Gray is an actor, director and theatre teacher. One day, not too long ago, he almost died. Six months later, he had one of his legs amputated. His response was one of joy and spirit. This is his story.

Duration:00:56:50

Rev. Drew Jacques

7/29/2021
In this episode of Not That Kind of Rabbi Ralph spends some time with the Rev. Drew Jacques. Nothing too heavy, just the future of the Church, the wrongs of the past, the way some people talk about God. You know the usual stuff.

Duration:00:50:32

Peter Wood

7/15/2021
Peter Wood is a Sax Player. Loves Kansas Swing. Peter Woods is also the Reverend at Mackay United Church in Ottawa. These two Peter's are both getting it on with God. Come join us while we jam on that in this jazzy version of Not That Kind Of Rabbi.

Duration:01:03:10

Nakuset

7/5/2021
Nakuset is an indigenous powerhouse that runs a Montreal Indigenous women's shelter. She was also scooped up in the 60's, taken from her Saskatchewan home and raised by a Jewish Family in Montreal. It didn't go well, except for the saving grace of her Bubby. She calls herself a Jewish Indian. I call her inspiring. Have a listen.

Duration:00:58:04

Jonathan Torrens

6/24/2021
Jonathan Torrens has harvested his time in the Canadian spotlight and turned it in to a beautiful thing. Love, balance and creativity. We reconnect with an old CBC fellow traveler to see how the corn grows in Nova Scotia these days and where life has taken him.

Duration:01:03:45

Rabbi Redux - Lou Schizas: Life is Just Choices-or-Not

6/17/2021
Happy Capitalist Lou Schizas figures we're going through this life thing alone. Its just a matter of the choices you make, and if they suck, oh well. The neo-liberal approach to spirit-if that's what we're calling it...

Duration:00:55:21

Dr. Fleet Maull

6/4/2021
He was a Buddhist teacher, an academic and in the legal parlance of the time, a drug smuggling kingpin. Fleet Maull got 14 years in prison and today brings mindful and compassionate service to inmates and correctional officers across North America. His new book is called Radical Responsibility. This is a great interview.

Duration:01:06:16

Simon Rakoff

5/20/2021
Once again, violence has become the language of the Israel/Palestine reality. Who do I turn to for a grounded conversation? Not who's right and who's wrong, but a mind that sees the gray, instead of the ribal black and white. Who? How about comedian Simon Rakoff. He's taking the chance of being serious on this one.

Duration:00:59:11

Michael Coren

5/6/2021
Welcome to the first encore guest on Not That Kind of Rabbi. The Reverend Michael Coren. I always enjoy his thoughtful and deeply knowledge based approach to the sacred. This time we'll talk post-COVID, Israel and Palestine and the big question... Is Capitalism a proper container for Christian thought? Support us at patreon.com/NTKR

Duration:01:10:24

Gary Barwin

4/22/2021
Gary Barwin is, well, a lot of things. Aurthor, poet, composer, artist, Phd, teacher. Basically, so talented that I find myself mildly annoyed by his talent. His latest book is called Nothing the Same-Everything Haunted, (The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy). It has Jews, Lthuanians, Nazis, fake Indians, fake cowboys and many brilliant and heart arresting plot twists. Please enjoy, if there is such a thing.

Duration:01:22:57

Alan Doyle

4/8/2021
Alan Doyle has had a great big life. The pride of Petty Harbour Nfld. Sings, plays, writes and most importantly lives and loves his family. Have a listen.

Duration:01:05:36

Award winning Journalist, Gay rights advocate, Tech Start-up success story.

3/25/2021
Jeffrey Koffman is a Canadian whose war reporting took him around the world. He is passionate, insightful and here to talk with the Rabbi.

Duration:00:57:21

Adrean Farrugia on Not That Kind of Rabbi

3/11/2021
Jazz Music is a spiritual jam. Adrean Farrugia knows that and through his fingers flows a beautiful sound. Have a listen.

Duration:01:04:46

Shawn Zevit is one of my favourite rabbis. He has taught me much. A Canadian in Philly, a Justice warrior and a true mensch. If you're hankering for wisdom and soulful listening you've come to the right place.

2/25/2021
What do you get when you take a Canadian Rabbi and drop him into the American stew? A good dash of spirit, faith and social justice. Rabbi Shawn Zevit is my guest.

Duration:01:00:04

Yakir Englander

2/11/2021
Yakir Englander is building a bridge from his ultra-orthodox past to a profoundly liberating Jewish future. Listen and learn his wisdom.

Duration:00:54:19

The next chapter in the play by play of Paul Romanuk's playbook.

1/28/2021
From Hockey Night in Canada to another night in Lockdown. The next chapter in the play by play of Paul Romanuk's playbook.

Duration:00:54:32

Sometimes it's better to take our heads out of the spiritual clouds and instead roll up our sleeves and do some good hard soul work. Alan Morinis on the ancient and totally necessary path of Mussa.

1/14/2021
What do you get when you take 13 soul traits and pick one a week to work on? That's easy, it's called Mussar. Alan Morinis is here to explain.

Duration:01:01:26

What's a nice girl from Tera, Ontario doing leading a synagogue in song and spiritual soul raising? Find out on this episode.

12/24/2020
Cantor Paula Baruch started off as a Christian farm girl. Now she co-leads a synagogue community. What? Only on Not That Kind of Rabbi.

Duration:01:11:38