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July 12, 2020  

UNIQUE AND PROFOUND: THE HIRSCHIAN WORLD OF BIBLICAL SYMBOLISM

UNIQUE AND PROFOUND: THE HIRSCHIAN WORLD OF BIBLICAL SYMBOLISM

Special podcast - appearing on Judaism Reclaimed Rabbi S Phillips

this week we delve into the world of meaning & Mitzvot and how Rav Hirsch brings it out with symbolism.

We elaborate on how this method is both personally relevant as well as true to our human nature.

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July 7, 2020  

Balak - Eugenics, Darwin & Ancient gods

This week Rav Hirsch shows how a scientific theory can be highjacked. Already in his time in the case of Karl Marx with economics or with Herbert Spencer with society, and this all being an eco of an old pagan god Baal Peor

May 6, 2020  

Emor - On the worship of DEATH

In this weeks podcast we will approach two points
1. The Torah commandment to tear our garments when encountering death and the danger of falling in to practices of death worship
2. The special relevance that this commandment holds to the Cohen (priest) and his responsibilitie, as well as how it reflects on us. From these two seemingly peripheral concepts Rav Hirsch draws out for us fundamental goals and methods of Judaism as a whole.

April 29, 2020  

Acharei Mot - The Drama of growth ancient & modern

Acharei Mot - The Drama of growth ancient & modern

 Something very disconnected both practically and religiously form our daily lives. The Chen Godol (Hight Priest) and the changing of his clothes we see being reduced and encapsulated into a system that speaks to us today.

April 21, 2020  

Tazria - Systemic Sexism?

This week we dive into a perplexing issue at the start of this week's Parasha

The imbalance between the sexes? in an understand this Rav Hirsch develops key terms & concepts, and we walk away with an enriched understanding of a divisive topic IMPURITY 

February 5, 2020  

Beshalach - How does Trust Makes Sense?

this week disentangle the concept of trust in God, what do we mean? we also show how the two aspects of the symbol of Shabbos play out this priciple.

January 21, 2020  

A Biblical Champion & the Philosophy of Prayer

Why is it so vital the Torah calls to our attention Moses and he very humanness. and how does this give us beautiful parallel to the Prayer Book (Siddur)

January 15, 2020  

Shemot - Blind Faith & Blind Gods

in this weeks discussion we take two of the most fuggy terms in religion faith & God what do we mean by these two terms? and why is it so central to know this in a modern context.

January 7, 2020  

Vayechi - Concerning Mummification & Environmentalism

Mummification?

We return with a seemingly unimportant side point in the biblical narrative. But with a sensitivity to the symbolic significance and underlying philosophic roots of Judaism, we can come away with a relevant and profound appreciation of the Jewish outlook.

 

 

December 18, 2019  

Vayeshev - jealousy leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate.. to Fear

In this weeks Parasha we get a dark side of a family but even there we can see the rooted positive message to us to day 

 

 

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