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Dating, Courtship, and Spousal Selection: A Comprehensive Torah Attitude

Chapter 24 of Genesis contains a comprehensive narrative of the courtship and marriage of Isaac and Rebecca. Traditionally, this chapter served as the comprehensive guide of the Torah’s attitude of how to select a suitable spouse. In this podcast, we quickly run through the story and find relevant and insightful tips on how to find the right one, and how to avoid common pitfalls

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Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

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This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish Peoples: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parshas: iOSAndroidStitcher;

TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah: iOSAndroidStitcher;

Eternal Ethics – Drawing Powerful Lessons from Pirkei Avos: iOSAndroidStitcher.

Fostering Lasting Relationships (1:3)

In following the previous mishna which distilled the life objectives to three tenets, Pirkei Avos proceeds to delve into each one individually. In perhaps the most difficult mishna of the book, Antigonus lays out how to fulfill “Avodah” properly. In this teaching we read a take on altruism and how to create deep, meaningful and lasting relationships.

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Please consider making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!

Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW all my podcasts on iTunes, Android, and Stitcher:

Podcasts Links:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish Peoples: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parshas: iOSAndroidStitcher;

TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah: iOSAndroidStitcher;

Eternal Ethics – Drawing Powerful Lessons from Pirkei Avos: iOSAndroidStitcher.

Chayei Sarah – Unselfish Spouses (Rebroadcast)

Telling the story of this week’s parsha while gleaning insights and lessons from it. The topics discussed in this episode:

The Death, Bereavment and  Burial of Sarah – [0:00]
The Cave of the Machpelah – [14:23]
Eliezer’s Oath, Eligibility Test for a prospective Spouse for Isaac– [23:26]
Eliezer’s Encounter with Lavan and Rebecca’s family and the Corruptive Forces of Bias – [39:11]
The Shelf Life of Inspiration – [54:56]
Isaac and Rebecca’s Marriage and Love – [58:37]
The Death and Burial of Abraham – [1:05:11]

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Please consider sponsoring a podcast by making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!

Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW all my podcasts on iTunes, Android, and Stitcher:

Podcasts Links:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish Peoples: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parshas: iOSAndroidStitcher;

TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah: iOSAndroidStitcher;

Eternal Ethics – Drawing Powerful Lessons from Pirkei Avos: iOSAndroidStitcher.

Vayeira – Finishing the Job

The most difficult test of Abraham’s Ten Tests was the commandment to sacrifice Isaac for God. Rashi comments that had Abraham failed in his test, the other nine would be rendered non substantive. Why does Abraham need to be perfect for his tests to have value and what lessons can we draw from this teaching?

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This podcast was sponsored by Dan Kullman in honor of his wife, Shawna, his daughter Elsie, and his classmates at Temple Beth Torah

Please consider sponsoring a podcast by making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!

Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW all my podcasts on iTunes, Android, and Stitcher:

Podcasts Links:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish Peoples: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parshas: iOSAndroidStitcher;

TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah: iOSAndroidStitcher;

Eternal Ethics – Drawing Powerful Lessons from Pirkei Avos: iOSAndroidStitcher.

Three-Pronged Purpose (1.2)

The second Mishna in Pirkei Avos features a powerful teaching from one of the pivotal and legendary characters in Jewish History. Shimon HaTzadik (Simeon the Righteous), the Kohen Gadol who succeeded Ezra, enlightens us by teaching us that the world stands on three things, Torah, worship of God, and loving-kindness. What are these three things and what does it mean that the world stands upon them?

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Please consider making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!

Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW all my podcasts on iTunes, Android, and Stitcher:

Podcasts Links:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics: iOS, Android, Stitcher;

The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish Peoples: iOS, Android, Stitcher;

The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parshas: iOS, Android, Stitcher;

TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah: iOS, Android, Stitcher;

Eternal Ethics – Drawing Powerful Lessons from Pirkei Avos: iOS, Android, Stitcher.

 

Vayeira – Reconciling Kindness and Child-Sacrifice (Rebroadcast)

Telling the story of this week’s parsha while gleaning insights and lessons from it. The topics discussed in this episode:

Kindness Superseding Prophecy – [0:00]
Deconstructing Abraham’s Kindness with the Three Strangers – [9:57]
Abraham’s Intercession on Behalf of Sodom – [25:23]
Abraham’s Unsuccessful Kindnesses: How Kindness and Faith are Correlated and How Lot’s Kindness differed from Abraham’s – [34:48]
Sodom’s Perversion and Lot’s Warped Kindness – [41:56]
The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and its Aftermath, the Pillar of Salt and Lot’s Merit– [51:47]
Birth of Isaac, Banishment of Ishmael and Binding of Isaac – [1:02:39]
Understanding the Binding of Isaac and Abraham’s Apparent Cruelty – [1:08:22]

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Please consider making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!

Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW all my podcasts on iTunes, Android, and Stitcher:

Podcasts Links:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish Peoples: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parshas: iOSAndroidStitcher;

TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah: iOSAndroidStitcher;

Eternal Ethics – Drawing Powerful Lessons from Pirkei Avos: iOSAndroidStitcher.

Lech Lecha – The Essence of Bris Milah (Circumcision)

The mitzvah of Bris Milah (circumcision) is unique of several fronts. It is the first mitzvah given to Abraham and the first done to a Jewish child; it is the mark of the Jewish fraternity; and the Talmud declares that is emblematic of all the mitzvos combined. What is the meaning behind this enigmatic mitzvah?

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Please consider making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!

Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW all my podcasts on iTunes, Android, and Stitcher:

Podcasts Links:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish Peoples: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parshas: iOSAndroidStitcher;

TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah: iOSAndroidStitcher;

Eternal Ethics – Drawing Powerful Lessons from Pirkei Avos: iOSAndroidStitcher.

Eternal Ethics: A **New Podcast** on Pirkei Avos

Dear friends, it is with great joy and delight that I present you with my brand new podcast, Eternal Ethics. In this podcast we will journey through the ancient book of Mishna, Pirkei Avos, a book containing God’s wisdom on Ethics and Character development as conveyed at Sinai. But don’t let the title fool you. This will not be a dry analysis of ancient, archaic, or obsolete dicta; Pirkei Avos is replete with insight that is relevant, applicable, and practical in our modern lives. So sit back and learn and enjoy the timeless directives that will improve your live both spiritually and materially.

To SUBSCRIBE to Eternal Ethics please search for “Eternal Ethics” wherever you get your podcasts from (iOSAndroidStitcher)

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Lech Lecha – (Rebroadcast + New Podcast: Eternal Ethics)

Begining this week, we will, God-willing, upload two weekly Parsha Podcast episodes, the one orginally recorded last year on the whole Parsha and a shorter, orginal one on a specific point on the parsha that I find noteworthy. (Thank you Howard Schreiber for the suggestion.)

Also, I am pleased to announce the launching of a brand new Podcast channel, Eternal Ethics on Pirkei Avos. To SUBSCRIBE to Eternal Ethics please search for Eternal Ethics wherever you get your podcasts from (iOSAndroidStitcher)

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Please consider making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!

Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW all my podcasts on iTunes, Android, and Stitcher:

Podcasts Links:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish Peoples: iOSAndroidStitcher;

The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parshas: iOSAndroidStitcher;

TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah: iOSAndroidStitcher;

Eternal Ethics – Drawing Powerful Lessons from Pirkei Avos: iOSAndroidStitcher.

Ep. 40: Rabbi Chaim Soloveichik and the Brisker Method of Talmudic Analysis

Rabbi Chaim Soloveichik, the scion of a prestigious rabbinical family, was the father of a new penetrating, incisive, and brilliant approach to Talmudic study and analysis that took the Yeshiva world by storm and is now ubiquitously accepted in the Yeshiva world. In addition to those accomplishments, he was also the paragon of kindness. In this podcast we tell the story of the man, and the method that revolutionized Talmudic study in the yeshiva world.

Torah Discoveries Podcast:

A podcast by Rabbi Zvi Selevan explaining Torah through discoveries in history, archaeology, geography, and science
Website: http://torahdiscoveries.com/
Link to podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/torah-discoveries/id1294158935?mt=2

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Please consider making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you!

Contact:

Website: RabbiWolbe.com;
Twitter: @RabbiWolbe;
Facebook: Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe;
Email: rabbiwolbe@gmail.com.

Please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW all my podcasts on iTunes and Android:

Podcasts Links iOS:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics;
The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish People;
The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parsha;
TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah

Podcast Links Android:

This Jewish Life – In-Depth Analysis into Critical Torah Topics;
The Jewish History Podcast – Telling the Remarkable story of the Jewish People;
The Parsha Podcast – A Weekly Analysis and Exploration of the Parsha;
TORAH 101 – An Intellectual’s Introduction to Torah