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Parashat Bo: Redemption is God’s True Power

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on January 17th, 2013

This is about a ten-minute D'var Torah, exploring the dimension of God known through the Exodus, rather than the creation of the universe.

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Prayer Podcast: Shma, Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on August 2nd, 2012

Learn why and how you can deepen your experience of Jewish prayer and services by thinking about the prayer texts.  Hear some opening thoughts on the meaning of the Shma.

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A Jewish Dialogue with Michael Sandel’s “Justice” — Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on November 3rd, 2010

Second part of the workshop.

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A Jewish Dialogue with Michael Sandel’s “Justice” — Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on November 3rd, 2010

This is the first part of the recording of a session I led at LimmudBoston on Oct 31, 2010.  This podcast is geared to those who are interested in political theory.  The workshop looked at Jewish texts that overlap in some ways the philosophers in Michael Sandel's recent book Justice, which is itself based on a course that he teaches at Harvard and which was made into a PBS series as well (you can see his teaching at justiceharvard.org and many of his readings as well).  There is a source sheet that accompanies this session at http://rabbijon.typepad.com/files/limmudjustice.pdf.  Where there is back and forth between me and the group some of the participants may sound muted but it's actually not too bad.

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Background of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on October 7th, 2010

Here's the second part.  It overlaps by a few seconds with Part 1.

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Background of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on October 7th, 2010

Here is the first half of a 40-minute talk, plus some Q&A, about the general history of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.  I gave this presentation August 4, 2010 at the Huntington in Nashua.  I make reference to a series of maps, which you can find in a single pdf file at:

http://rabbijon.typepad.com/files/overview-with-maps----israel-palestine-conflict.pdf

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End of Life Dilemmas Pt 2

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on July 20th, 2010

This is the second half of the presentation and discussion, with myself and Dr. Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum.  (At some points the sound is fainter as we hear some questions and respond as two people near a single microphone; turn up the volume when necessary.  The quiet parts are not more than a few seconds.)

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End of Life Dilemmas Pt 1

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on July 20th, 2010

This is the first half of a presentation and discussion about end of life issues and dilemmas, viewed though a Jewish lens.  In this part I'm speaking, and in the second part I'm joined by Dr. Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum, Chief Medical Officer at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

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Middot: Simcha

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on February 24th, 2010

I'm resuming my series of monthly podcasts about middot. For the month of Adar, when we celebrate Purim, I'm focusing on simcha -- "joy."  For more about Purim, click here.

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Middot: Gratitude

Posted in Uncategorized by rabbijon on November 24th, 2009

Middot are ethical qualities, habits of character.  This month's podcast is about gratitude, in Hebrew hakarat hatov or literally "recognizing the good."

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