Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Levin, Friedman and Raphael discuss new book on end-of-life care in a virtual world

Rabbi Dayle Friedman, Rabbi David Levin, and Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D., discuss their newly published book, Jewish End of Life Care in a Virtual Age: Our Traditions Reimagined. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

B’shalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) Go Forward in Faith

This portion is filled with great drama, Moses leads the Israelites to cross the Reed Sea. They sing the song of liberation (the mi chamocha in the prayer book), Miriam dances and the journey begins. God, we [Read more…]

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Dr. Jeff Spiess discusses his new book, “Dying with Ease” on Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast

On this episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Dr. Jeff Spiess discusses his new book, “Dying with Ease, A Compassionate Guide to Making Wiser End of Life Decisions.” [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) Who, What Do We Follow..And Why?

Bo is a fascinating portion. It follows the developing story of Moses and the Israelites and the final plagues. It chronicles the call for the Passover as a ritual to celebrate liberation. God hardens Pharaoh’s heart [Read more…]

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Liturgist and Poet Alden Solovy Discusses His Newest Book, “This Precious Life: Encountering the Divine with Poetry and Prayer”

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, liturgist, poet, journalist and teacher Alden Solovy makes a return appearance on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast to discuss his latest book, This Precious Life: Encountering the Divine in Poetry and Prayer, just published by CCAR Press [Read more…]

Left human palm. Photo by Carlos Arthur M.R on Unsplash
D'vrei Torah

Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35) A Hardened Heart Or A Soul of Compassion

Our portion this week covers a significant series of moments. Moses claims that he is not fit to confront Pharaoh as he is of “impeded speech” (6:12). We have the story of those first confrontations [Read more…]