Podcast Introducing the Speaking Torah Podcast

By Hebrew College
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Welcome to the Speaking Torah podcast!

Hebrew College presents writers and readers thinking creatively about how Torah is relevant to today – and how it can inform and help us in a world in need of healing and hope.

Torah is one of the most profound sources of wisdom available to us. On this podcast, Jewish leaders from around the world read essays from Hebrew College faculty and rabbinical alumni about how Torah can help us navigate the most pressing issues of our time.

Together, we explore the ways Torah can help us approach the world with creativity, healing, and hope. After listening to the podcast, we hope that you will be left feeling inspired, uplifted, and excited to engage with Torah in a modern, transformative way.

You can listen to the first episodes here:

Ep #1: Two Ways to Tell a StoryJoy Ladin guides us through Rabbi Gray Myrseth’s work, Two Ways to Tell a Story, taking us on a powerful journey built equally upon continuity and disruption, from Moses shattering the 10 Commandments, to their own journey to find a self that they could inhabit fully, without fear. 

Ep #2: Vertical Ladders of Sky, Horizontal Ladders of EarthRabbi Jordan Schuster explores the connection between John Keats and the story of Jacob’s Ladder, and teaches that regardless of how fissured this world feels, ladders, like bridges, hold the possibility for connection and relationship. Read by Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President of Hebrew College.

Ep #3: Extending the Horizons of Our Hearts – Jewish feminist poet, Alicia Ostriker, reads Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld’s essay on the Binding of Isaac, and invites us to think about the thicket of our own lives; the possibilities that we haven’t seen and the impacts of the stories that we tell ourselves.

If you like what you hear, can you leave us a review on Apple Podcasts?

Just follow the steps below:

To subscribe in Apple Podcasts, visit the Speaking Torah page and click on the “Listen on Apple Podcasts” button or search for “Speaking Torah” in your iPhone Podcasts app. (Note: If you’re on a PC or Android, you can download the iTunes app and leave a review there!)

This will launch Apple Podcasts and bring up the podcast.

Click on the “Subscribe” button.

Click the star rating you would like to leave (we would love 5 stars, of course, if the show inspires you!).

Write your review, title it, and you’re all set!

Make sure you hit “Send!”

Thank you for listening!

You can also find the show on Stitcher, Spotify or anywhere else you listen to your podcasts.

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