Judaism

Spiritual Audacity (Part II)

14 hours ago
Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story
PBS / Journey Films Inc.

We continue to discuss the life and legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel with documentarian Martin Doblmeier. Martin is the director of the new PBS documentary, Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story.

Spiritual Audacity (Part I)

May 10, 2021
Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story
PBS / Journey Films Inc.

We discuss the life and legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel with documentarian Martin Doblmeier. Martin is the director of the new PBS documentary, Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story.

Amy-Jill Levine (Part II)

Apr 19, 2021

Amy-Jill Levine returns to Common Threads to continue the discussion on her book that she co-wrote with Marc Zvi Brettler titled, ‘The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently.’

Amy-Jill Levine

Apr 12, 2021

Amy-Jill Levine joins Common Threads to discuss her book co-written with Marc Zvi Brettler titled, ‘The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently.’

Rabbi James Rudin (part II)

Nov 30, 2020

Rabbi James Rudin returns to discuss the history leading up to, and Judeo Christian relations since, Nostra aetate (Latin: In our time), the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council.

Rabbi A. James Rudin has served on the American Jewish Committee’s professional staff for thirty-two years and served as the AJC’s Interreligious Affairs Director. He is currently the AJC’s Senior Interreligious Adviser and a member of the organization’s Board of Governors.

Rabbi James Rudin on Nostra aetate

Nov 23, 2020

Rabbi James Rudin joins Common Threads joins us to discuss the history leading up to, and Judeo Christian relations since, Nostra aetate (Latin: In our time), the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council.

Rabbi A. James Rudin has served on the American Jewish Committee’s professional staff for thirty-two years and served as the AJC’s Interreligious Affairs Director. He is currently the AJC’s Senior Interreligious Adviser and a member of the organization’s Board of Governors.

Rivkah Slonim (Part II)

Sep 21, 2020
Rivkah Slonim
The Rohr JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE

We continue to discuss two current Netfilx series on Hasidic Judaism ‘Unorthodox’ and ‘Shtisel’ with Mrs. Rivkah Slonim.

Rivkah Slonim is the education director at the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life and a lecturer on Jewish Medical Ethics at Binghamton University.

Steven J. Ross (Part II)

Apr 20, 2020
Steven J. Ross
Univerity of Southern California

Steven J. Ross returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation on his book, ‘Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.’ Steven Ross is Professor of History at USC. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Philosophy from Oxford University, and a PhD from Princeton University. Professor Ross has written extensively in the areas of working-class history, social history, film history, and political history.

Steven J. Ross

Apr 13, 2020
Steven J. Ross
Univerity of Southern California

Our guest is Steven J. Ross. Professor Ross joins us to discuss his book, ‘Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.’ Steven Ross is Professor of History at USC. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Philosophy from Oxford University, and a PhD from Princeton University. Professor Ross has written extensively in the areas of working-class history, social history, film history, and political history.

When God Had a Wife (Part II)

Mar 23, 2020
Book: When God Had a Wife
Simon & Schuster

Today we continue our conversation about the book, ‘When God Had a Wife: The Fall and Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition’ with co-author Clive Prince.

When God Had a Wife

Mar 16, 2020
Book: When God Had a Wife
Simon & Schuster

Our guest today is Lynn Picknett, co-author of ‘When God Had a Wife: The Fall and Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition’

Sheldon Kopperl and Historicity of the Bible

Jun 24, 2019
Sheldon Kopperl
gvsu.edu

Sheldon Kopperl joins us to discuss the historicity of the Bible and the arguments put forth in the book, ‘The Exodus’ by Richard Friedman.

Sheldon Kopperl is a retired Professor of Biomedical Sciences, History of Science, and Liberal Studies  from Grand Valley State University.

Toa Heftiba

  

Sam Luken, first heard the news when she and her fellow worshipers at Temple B’nai Israel in Muskegon were getting ready to pray. 

“We were just about to say the Mourner’s Kaddish, which is the prayer for the dead and right before we were about to say that the news came out and somebody got an alert on their phone and we were able to pray for those people at that time, right before.” 

(Oseh Shalom play for 3 seconds)

One of the common closing prayers for Mourner’s Kaddish is Oseh Shalom. 

(Joshua Davis singing Oseh Shalom)

Rabbi Mordecai Finley (Part II)

Sep 24, 2018
Rabbi Mordecai Finley, Ph. D.
rabbifinley.com

Rabbi Mordecai Finley returns to the program to continue the coversation about his article in Jewish Journal titled, "Forging Happiness."

Rabbi Mordecai Finley

Sep 17, 2018
Rabbi Mordecai Finley, Ph. D.
rabbifinley.com

Rabbi Mordecai Finley joins us today to talk about his article in Jewish Journal titled, "Forging Happiness."

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