Stories We Tell: Made to Hug
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah -- Yitro: Courageous Leadership
In this episode of On the Other Hand, Rabbi Jacobs talks with Rabbi Judy Schindler. They discuss Parashat Yitro, expanding the tent of Jewish life, the legacy passed down by her father, social justice activism, and Rabbi Schindler's book
Wholly Jewish: Kelly: I Have a Right to Be Here
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah -- P'kudei: Spirituality and Art
Art exists beyond the binary of rational and irrational. Art has the ability to reshape our perspectives on our world - which is precisely why great artists have designed synagogues, museums, and other sacred spaces - including... the mishkan, the Israelite's portable ark.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah -- Ki Tisa: Just Rest
Parashat Ki Tisa features what is arguably one of Judaism’s most powerful teachings: no matter how busy you are, and no matter how important the task at hand is, you must rest.
Stories We Tell: What is Permanent?
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah -- Vayak'heil-P'kudei: Creating the Power of a Space with Michael Arad
Michael Arad, the visionary architect who designed New York’s National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, joins Rabbi Rick Jacobs in this episode of On the Other Hand.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah -- Sh'mot: What's in a Name?
The first portion of the Book of Exodus, Parashat Sh’mot, introduces the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah -- Vayikra: The Laws of Leviticus, Choice, and A.J. Jacobs, the Gratitude Expert
This parashah introduces many laws and rituals that might seem irrelevant to our modern lives, but what do these laws teach us? How do we bring them into our lives? A.J.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah -- Vayechi: 8 Lessons for Today's World in the Book of Genesis
Parashat Vayechi is the last portion in the book of Genesis, so Rabbi Rick Jacobs takes this opportunity to discuss some of the larger themes from this first book of the Torah that resonate with us today: the defining story of “audacious hospitality”; the challenges of engaging the next