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Yoma, Daf 30

Welcome to the Four Hundred Thirtieth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 30 . The Torah was not given to angels, but to human beings… who sometimes need to urinate. Today we study Talmudic bathroom hygiene. The opening and c…

Yoma, Daf 29

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty Ninth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 29 . What’s worse — sinful deeds or sinful thoughts? The opening and closing music for this podcast is Ufros from The Epichorus album One Bead.

Amen Corner Season 5, Episode 29

This week, Brad and Steven talk about how life is slowly returning to normal and wonder if things would be going so well if the Previous Guy were still president. They discuss the ongoing war on democracy, the culture wars, the perpetual outrage machine, and Birthing People Day. Happy listening! …

Chana Finman: Layers by Shira Lankin Sheps

Welcome to The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for May 9, 2021. In this episode, Rabbi Finman talks to Chana Finman about the book Layers by Shira Lankin Sheps. How do you listen to The Jewish Hour? You have a lot of options you know? iTunes , Spotify , Google Play , Stitcher , RSS , it’s y…

Yoma, Daf 28

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty Eighth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 28 . What kind of Judaism did the biblical patriarchs practice? Can the book of Genesis teach us about Mitzvot? The opening and closing music for t…

Yoma, Daf 27

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty Seventh episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi David Wise looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 27 . What may a zar , a non-kohen, do to participate in the sacrificial service? And how does the Gemara respond to blatant rabbinic brain cramps? David …

Yoma, Daf 26

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty Sixith episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi David Wise looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 26 . More on lotteries. And: what happens when someone who rejects your ritual infiltrates it? David Wise has been rabbi of the Hollis Hills Jewish Center …

Yoma, Daf 25

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty Fifth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi David Wise looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 25 . If you’re a kohen, how should you dress for a lottery? And if you’re a rabbi, living long after the destruction of the Temple, how can you know what it l…

Yoma, Daf 24

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty Fourth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi David Wise looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 24 . Today we’ll explore some of the intricate details of the ritual of terumat hadeshen . And we’ll see why lotteries were such a common feature of an aver…

Yoma, Daf 23

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty Third episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi David Wise looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 23 . What happens when zeal to perform a sacred act turns someone into a violent criminal? And what did the kohanim worry about most? David Wise has been …

Yoma, Daf 22

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty Second episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi David Wise looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 22 . We launch into Perek Barishona , the second chapter of Yoma, with a look at the ritual of terumat hadeshen , the lifting up and removal of ashes from …

Amen Corner Season 5, Episode 28

This week, Brad and Steven revisit the car that’s strangely parked in Steven’s neighborhood and discuss a theory about what its driver could be doing there. They also talk about the ambivalence of being vaccinated and the idea of life getting back to “normal” soon enough; they also tell some tales …

Sarah Kupchik: COVID in India

Welcome to The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for May 2, 2021. In this episode, Rabbi Finman talks to Sarah Kupchik a Chabbad representative in New  Delhi India about COVID in India. How do you listen to The Jewish Hour? You have a lot of options you know? iTunes , Spotify , Google Play , Sti…

Yoma, Daf 21

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twenty First episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi David Wise looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 21 . As we complete the first chapter of Yoma, we learn about the miracles that were said to happen in the Temple. Let’s just say that the Temple must have be…

Yoma, Daf 20

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twentieth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 20 . “Your laws were like poems to me in all my wanderings,” says Psalm 119. Today we talk about different phrasings of the Talmud texts that appeared in…

Yoma, Daf 19

Welcome to the Four Hundred Nineteenth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 19 . Who does the High Priest work for: the Jewish people or God? Can the High Priest be trusted to do his job “right?” This week, our study is led by…

The Falcon and the Winter Solider and the Rabbis

Rabbis Michael Knopf and Jesse Olitzky are lifelong friends, pop culture fanboys, and lovers of all things Jewish. Join them every other week for a conversation about what’s going on in pop culture from a Jewish perspective and about Judaism through the lens of pop culture. The new series  The Fa…

Yoma, Daf 18

Welcome to the Four Hundred Eighteenth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 18 . Stories of merciless self-criticism and (perhaps) hypocrisy. Not every High Priest is such a righteous sage. But sometimes righteous sages take sex…

Ashkenazi Herbalism with Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel- UPDATED

Welcome to The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for April 25, 2021. In this episode, Rabbi Finman talks to Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel authors of “ Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews “. How do you listen to The Jewish Hour? You have a lot of options y…

Yoma, Daf 17

Welcome to the Four Hundred Seventeenth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 17 . Exactly how much of the sacrifices goes to the High Priest? Depends on who you ask, Rabbi Yehuda HaNassi or the Sages. This week, our study is l…

Yoma, Daf 16

Welcome to the Four Hundred Sixteenth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 16 . The Temple was a museum, storing both the remnants of the sacred and the profane. This week, our study is led by Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky of Cong…

Yoma, Daf 15

Welcome to the Four Hundred Fifteenth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 15 . The Sages lived decades or even centuries after the Temple was destroyed. Yet they did their best to explain how the sacrificial system worked, even…

Amen Corner Season 5, Episode 27

After a week’s break, the guys are back at it. This week, Brad and Steven talk about topics ranging from the Armenian genocide to the things in their neighborhoods that bother them (angry old man alert!) to new laws designed to punish protestors. Happy listening! You can listen to The Amen Corne…

Yoma, Daf 14

Welcome to the Four Hundred Fourteenth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 14 . The great mystery of the Torah: why do the ashes of the red heifer purify the impure and defile the pure? This week, our study is led by Rabbi Je…

Yoma, Daf 13

Welcome to the Four Hundred Thirteenth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 13 . Understudies are necessary for any important performance, but they can destabilize the primary performer. What happens to a priest who is temporarily ele…

Yoma, Daf 12

Welcome to the Four Hundred Twelvth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 12 . The city of Jerusalem has a special ritual status-parts of it belong to the entire people of Israel and therefore never become impure. Other parts belong to…

Yoma, Daf 11

Welcome to the Four Hundred Eleventh episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 11 . Rabbinic literature often assumes an idealized reality in which the rabbis and their regulations govern the Jewish people with minimal interference by outs…

Yoma, Daf 10

Welcome to the Four Hundred Tenth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 10 . The sages speculate about biblical prophecies of exile and redemption, and when the messiah will finally come. Then they get back to practical matters- does t…

Yoma, Daf 9

Welcome to the Four Hundred and Ninth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 9 . Judaism has three cardinal sins- idolatry, sexual crime, and murder. These were apparently rampant in the First Temple, and for them it was destroyed. But,…

Yoma, Daf 8

Welcome to the Four Hundred and Eighth episode of Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Danny Nevins looks at Masechet Yoma Daf 8 . Religious leadership may be a sacred calling, but over time it can also become just a job. What were the consequences of the sale of the office of high pr…