Episodes

Jan. 11, 2021

Michal Lemberger on Genesis 19:6-9 – “A Horrifying Crime” - S1E115

Celebrated author and educator, Michal Lemberger, joins Mark for today’s podcast. Michal’s debut collection, After Abel and Other…

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Dec. 17, 2020

Abigail Pogrebin on Deuteronomy 15:7-10 – “Compassion is a Requiremen…

One of America’s most prominent thinkers and leaders, Abigail Pogrebin, joins Mark on the podcast today. Abigail has served as Pr…

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Dec. 17, 2020

Dr. Michael Helfand on Sotah 49b:11-14 – “The Advantages, Opportuniti…

Mark is delighted to welcome Dr. Michael Helfand to the podcast today. Michael is the Vice Dean for Faculty and Research at the C…

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Dec. 14, 2020

Rabbi Marc Schneier on Genesis 21:9-20 – “Opening Our Eyes to Our Ble…

Rabbi Marc Schneier, Founder of The Hampton Synagogue, one of the most dynamic synagogues in the United States, is Mark’s very sp…

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Dec. 14, 2020

Rabbi Sergio Bergman on Genesis 1:1-5 – “Life: The Light of God” - S1…

Mark is absolutely delighted to welcome Rabbi Sergio Bergman to the podcast today. Currently the President of the World Union for…

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Dec. 10, 2020

Rabbi Rick Jacobs on Isaiah 58:1-8 – “Living a Life of Meaning and Pu…

Mark’s delight is palpable as he welcomes Rabbi Rick Jacobs to the podcast today. As President of the Union for Reform Judaism, R…

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Dec. 10, 2020

Rabbi Steven Weil on Genesis 23 – “The Dialectical Existence of the J…

Mark is delighted to welcome his good friend and fellow cigar aficionado, Rabbi Steven Weil, to the podcast this week. Currently …

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Dec. 7, 2020

Jon Steinberg on L’chatchila Ariber – “Taking a Creative and Bold App…

Jon Steinberg, one of Mark’s favorite cigar smoking companions, is the very special guest on this week’s episode. Currently the p…

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Dec. 6, 2020

Rabbi Susan Silverman on Genesis 1:1-8 – “Beginning Again” - S1E107

Mark is delighted to welcome Rabbi Susan Silverman to the podcast today. Rabbi Silverman is the founder of KAMOCHA: A Jewish Resp…

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Dec. 3, 2020

Jonathan Goldstein on Genesis 18 – “A Divine Interruption” - S1E106

Mark is delighted to welcome Jonathan Goldstein to today’s episode. Jonathan is the Chief Executive and Founder of the private in…

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Nov. 30, 2020

Apostle Dwayne Hardin on Psalms 119:89 and Joshua 1:6-9– “Learning an…

Mark is delighted to welcome Apostle Dwayne Hardin to the podcast this week. Apostle Hardin is the founder and lead pastor of The…

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Nov. 30, 2020

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer on Jonah 4 – “An Education in Universalism” - S1E1…

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, is Mark’s very special guest on the podcast this …

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Nov. 30, 2020

Rabbi Joshua Davidson on Genesis 18 and Genesis 22 – “Abraham: Our Co…

Mark is delighted to welcome Rabbi Joshua Davidson to the podcast today. A graduate of Princeton, and, like Mark’s wife, a gradua…

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Nov. 26, 2020

Solomon Choi on Leviticus 25 – “The Divine Importance of How You Cond…

Solomon Choi, Founder and CEO of 16 Handles, NYC’s largest frozen dessert franchise, is Mark’s guest on the podcast today. Solomo…

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Nov. 23, 2020

A.J. Jacobs on Psalms 35:18 – “The Power of Gratitude” - S1E101

Master of immersion journalism, A.J. Jacobs, joins Mark on the podcast today. Through his work, A.J. has immersed himself in topi…

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Nov. 23, 2020

US Air Force Chaplain, Major General Steven Schaick, on II Samuel 9-1…

Mark is both delighted and highly honored to welcome Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Steven A. Schaick, the US Air Force Chief of Chaplains,…

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Nov. 23, 2020

Pastor Jesse Bradley on The Book of Haggai – “Hope and Rebuilding” - …

This week, Mark is delighted to welcome Pastor Jesse Bradley to the podcast. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Jesse went …

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Nov. 20, 2020

Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl on Deuteronomy 29:9-11– “Who We Are as …

Mark is delighted to welcome Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl to the podcast today. Rabbi Buchdahl is the first woman to serve as th…

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Nov. 19, 2020

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg on Exodus 12:1-3 – “Lech Lecha: Going to Seek th…

Joining Mark on the podcast today is Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Senior Rabbi of Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS), the largest Orthodox Synag…

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Nov. 16, 2020

Pat Boone: From Exodus to Elvis to Jerusalem: Reflections on a Lifelo…

Mark is deeply honored to welcome living legend, Pat Boone, to the podcast today. Pat is obviously one of the most successful sin…

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Nov. 16, 2020

Noam Weissman on Genesis 18 and 22 – “Abraham’s Journey to Becoming a…

Senior Vice President of OpenDor Media (formerly Jerusalem U), Noam Weissman, joins Mark on the podcast today. Noam is also the h…

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Nov. 16, 2020

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna on Genesis 12:1-3 – “The Promise of Becoming a Gre…

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna is Mark’s very special guest on the podcast today. Rabbi Sarna serves as the University Chaplain and Executive…

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Nov. 12, 2020

Ambassador Ido Aharoni on Pesachim 116b – “Survivability and Continui…

Mark is delighted to welcome Ambassador Ido Aharoni to the podcast today. Currently the Global Distinguished Professor for intern…

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Nov. 12, 2020

Marissa Streit on Exodus 20:7 – “The Third Commandment: The Unforgiva…

Marissa Streit, CEO of PragerU, is Mark’s very special guest on the podcast today. A Los Angeles native, Marissa moved to Israel …

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