Stories We Tell: The Bird Catcher
Stories We Tell: Get Up and Go Early
Stories We Tell: What it Takes to Get in
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah - Eikev: A Seat at the Table
A chapter in Parashat Eikev reads, “when you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless.” What does it mean to be satisfied, and what kind of power does a good meal have?
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah - R'eih: Eating With Compassion
Parashat R’eih includes that infamous line: “you shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.” Jewish tradition categorizes the mitzvah of not mixing milk with meat as one without specific reasoning, but many scholars think the rea
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah - Va-et'chanan: Why We Should Bring Politics to the Pulpit
Everybody has an opinion on whether politics should be brought to the pulpit, but according to Rabbi Jacobs, this debate was settled centuries ago.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah: Under the Sky - Parashat Vayeishev
In this week's Torah portion, as Joseph searches for his brothers, he also seeks the shalom (peace) that comes with rebuilding their relationship. How can we, too, find shalom through connecting with one another?
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah: The Meaning of Our Miracle - Parashat Mikeitz
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah: Formed in the Wilderness - Parashat Vayigash
This week, Rabbi Rick Jacobs sits with Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of The Foundation for Jewish Camp, to discuss the impact and benefit that Jewish summer camp has on so many young people.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah: Born to Lead, Born to Serve - Parashat Sh'mot
This week, as we move into the book of Exodus, we transition from learning about Joseph to learning about another Jewish leader: Moses.