Season 1

Jan. 26, 2021

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein on Pesikta de-Rav Kahana (Mandelbaum) 19 – “Th…

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Jewish chaplain at Yale University, joins Mark for a very special episode this week. Jason’s uniquely wel…

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Jan. 22, 2021

Russ Roberts on Genesis 44 – “Forgiveness and the Unheralded Hero of …

Mark is delighted to welcome Russ Roberts, possibly America’s premier popular economist, to the podcast today. A host of his own …

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Jan. 22, 2021

Pastor Will Ford on Joshua 4:20-24 and 1 Kings 18:31-32 - “God: The C…

Mark is delighted to welcome Pastor Will Ford to the podcast today. Currently the Director of the Marketplace Leadership Major at…

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Jan. 21, 2021

Congressman Ritchie Torres on Proverbs 18:24 – “Friendship: Recognizi…

Newly elected Congressman, Ritchie Torres, is Mark’s very special guest this week. A product of public housing, public schools, a…

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Jan. 20, 2021

Yael Eckstein on Ezekiel 11:17– “Living out the prophecies today”

Yael Eckstein is Mark’s very special guest on the podcast today. As President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christia…

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Jan. 19, 2021

Daron K. Roberts on Genesis 1:26– “Creation by Committee”

Daron K. Roberts, the founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas, is …

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Jan. 18, 2021

Rebecca Soffer on Genesis 50:15-19 – “The Unexpected and Unifying Qua…

Mark is delighted to welcome Rebecca Soffer, Cofounder/CEO of Modern Loss, to the podcast this week. In addition to her work lead…

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Jan. 15, 2021

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg on Exodus 32– “A Story About the Failure of Ad…

Mark’s guest this week is the award-winning author and writer, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. Danya is the author of numerous books, inc…

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Jan. 14, 2021

Dr. Elana Stein Hain on Jeremiah 28 – “Leadership with a Message of A…

Mark is delighted to welcome Dr. Elana Stein Hain to the podcast today. In addition to her role as the Director of Faculty at the…

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Jan. 13, 2021

BBYO’s Matt Grossman and Kelly Fagel on Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33 - “Aff…

Mark welcomes two special guests from BBYO, one of the Jewish community’s premier platforms for reaching and inspiring Jewish tee…

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Jan. 12, 2021

Boyd Matheson on 1 Samuel 17:48– “Ultimate Confidence”

Boyd Matheson, opinion editor at the Deseret News, is Mark’s very special guest on today’s episode. For over 25 years, Boyd has w…

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Jan. 11, 2021

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

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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. 9, 2020

Jonathan Tobin on 1 Samuel 8:10 – “The Beginning of Politics: Executi…

Jonathan Tobin, Editor-in-Chief of the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), joins Mark on the podcast today. In addition to his role of l…

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Nov. 5, 2020

Pastor Gerald D.A. Murphy on Genesis 15:1 – “God is Our Reward”

Pastor Gerald D.A. Murphy is Mark’s very special guest on the podcast today. Gerald received his Master’s Degree in Christian His…

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Nov. 5, 2020

Doron Spielman on Genesis 33 – “To Mt. Seir and Back: Diplomacy, Brot…

Mark is absolutely delighted to welcome his great friend, Doron Spielman, to the podcast today. Since 2000, Doron has served as a…

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Nov. 2, 2020

Ryan Williams on Psalms 23– “Our Ultimate Shepherd”

Technology entrepreneur, Ryan Williams, is Mark’s guest on the podcast this week. Having started his first business at age 13, Ry…

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Nov. 2, 2020

Max Wilkins on Daniel 5 – “Deeply Rooted in the Word of God”

Mark is delighted to welcome Pastor Max Wilkins, to the podcast today. Max is the President and CEO of TMS Global, an organizatio…

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Nov. 2, 2020

Rabbi Brandon Bernstein on Genesis 4:1-12 – “Interpreting the Many Le…

Mark is delighted to welcome Rabbi Brandon Bernstein to the podcast today. Having grown up in Palmdale, California, Brandon recei…

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Oct. 29, 2020

Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen on Genesis 2:24 – “Creating One Flesh” - S1E83

Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen is Mark’s very special guest on the podcast today. Currently the Rabbi of Congregation Ohr Torah in North Wo…

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Oct. 29, 2020

David Mark on Genesis 45:5-7 – “Lessons Learned from The Reunion of J…

Senior editor at the Washington Examiner, David Mark, joins our host for today’s episode. Among many other roles, David has also …

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Oct. 26, 2020

Pastor Jerry Gillis on Leviticus 19:1-2 – “Holiness: For God, and for…

Pastor Jerry Gillis is Mark’s very special guest on the podcast today. Pastor Gillis is the Lead Pastor of The Chapel, a multi-co…

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Oct. 15, 2020

Michael Medved on Exodus 33:18-23 – “God Passing By”

Mark is delighted to welcome Michael Medved, a legend in the world of American thought and political discourse, to the podcast to…

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Oct. 13, 2020

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer on Genesis 15:1-8 – “Prayer: An Invitation to Expr…

Mark is delighted to welcome the President and CEO of the Hadar Institute, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, to today’s episode. In addition to…

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Oct. 8, 2020

Rabbi Levi Welton on Exodus 5:22 – “Biblical Humility: Sublimating Ou…

Rabbi Levi Welton is Mark’s very special guest on the podcast today. As a modern exemplar of the ancient Rabbis who held occupati…

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Oct. 8, 2020

Phyllis Costanza on Deuteronomy 16:20 – “Just Ends and Just Means, To…

Mark is delighted to welcome Phyllis Costanza, Head of UBS in Society and CEO of the UBS Optimus Foundation, to the podcast today…

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Oct. 5, 2020

Senator Marco Rubio on Proverbs 3:5-6 -- “Trust: Lessons from the Pro…

Mark’s friend, Senator Marco Rubio, joins him on the podcast today. The son of Cuban immigrants, Marco grew up in Miami and Las V…

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Oct. 5, 2020

Jim Copland on Numbers 12 – “The Allure of Beauty, the Sin of Gossip …

Jim Copland, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and director of Legal Policy, joins Mark for today’s episode. During his st…

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Oct. 1, 2020

Ambassador Michael Oren on his new book -- “Portrait of the Artist a…

Today’s edition of the podcast is the first to not involve a discussion of a biblical verse, but is instead a special discussion …

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Oct. 1, 2020

Jonathan Neumann on Numbers 14:22 – “Slandering the Land of Israel”

Mark is delighted to welcome Jewish public intellectual, attorney and author, Jonathan Neumann, to the podcast today. A graduate …

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Sept. 29, 2020

Gil Troy on Genesis 12:1-3 – “The Moment When the Jewish People Are B…

Award-winning American presidential historian and leading Zionist activist, Gil Troy, joins Mark on the podcast today. Gil’s many…

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Sept. 29, 2020

Rick Pino on 1 Samuel 16:7 – “God Seeing into the Heart”

Mark is delighted and honored to welcome his friend, Rick Pino, to the podcast today. Rick is the founder of the Heart of David M…

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Sept. 29, 2020

Zachary Karabell on Genesis 41:46-53 – “The Economics of Joseph: How …

Mark is delighted to welcome Zachary Karabell to the podcast today. Zachary is an author, columnist, podcast host, founder of the…

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