Season 1

Sept. 24, 2020

Tali Farhadian Weinstein on Bava Metzia 30b – “The Imperative of Just…

Prosecutor, professor, and proven criminal justice reformer, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, is Mark’s guest on the podcast today. Tali…

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Sept. 24, 2020

Dr. Rick Hodes on Psalms 106:3 and Deuteronomy 4:6– “Doing Righteousn…

Dr. Rick Hodes, Medical Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is Mark’s ve…

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Sept. 21, 2020

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. Marc Brettler on the Book of Jonah – “A W…

Mark is delighted to be joined by Dr. Amy-Jill (AJ) Levine and Dr. Marc Brettler, the editors of the Jewish Annotated New Testame…

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Sept. 21, 2020

Eli Beer on Deuteronomy 30:19 – “Choosing Life”

Mark is so delighted to welcome his very good friend and partner in United Hatzalah, Eli Beer, to the podcast today. As a young m…

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Sept. 21, 2020

Dr. Lance Plyler on Isaiah 6:1-7 – “Commissioned to Do God’s Work on …

Mark is delighted to welcome his good friend and humanitarian hero, Dr. Lance Plyler to today’s episode. As the Director of World…

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Sept. 17, 2020

Rabbi David Wolpe on 1 Kings 19:11-13 – “The Thin Voice of Silence”

Mark is absolutely delighted to welcome his great friend, Rabbi David Wolpe, to the podcast today. Perhaps the greatest Torah com…

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Sept. 17, 2020

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner on Deuteronomy 10:18-19– “Loving The Stranger”

Mark is thoroughly delighted to welcome Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, to the…

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Sept. 14, 2020

Logan Beirne on Micah 4:4 – “George Washington's Commitment to Religi…

Mark’s good friend, Logan Beirne, joins him for today’s episode. In addition to being Mark’s partner in, and CEO of, Matterhorn T…

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Sept. 14, 2020

Richard Sandler on Deuteronomy 30:12-13– “Listening: Who We Are and W…

Attorney, investor, and one of the great Jewish leaders in the United States, Richard Sandler, is Mark’s guest on the podcast tod…

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Sept. 10, 2020

Pastor Teo Hayashi on Esther 4:14– “Created to Live for Something Gre…

Mark is delighted to welcome his friend, Pastor Teo Hayashi, to the podcast today. Teo is the founder of the Dunamis Movement, a …

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Sept. 10, 2020

Representative Josh Gottheimer on Proverbs 29:18 and Isaiah 40:31 – “…

Mark’s friend, Representative Josh Gottheimer, joins him on the podcast today. Josh represents New Jersey's Fifth Congressional D…

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Sept. 8, 2020

Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz on Exodus 13:2 – “Primogeniture”

Mark is delighted to welcome his friend, Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, to the podcast today. Rabbi Steinmetz has been a congregational R…

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Sept. 8, 2020

Tevi Troy on Deuteronomy 4:4 – “Continuity Through Action”

Tevi Troy, the best-selling presidential historian and former White House aide, joins Mark for today’s episode. As Deputy Secreta…

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Sept. 8, 2020

Dr. Andrew Rehfeld on Judges 17:6 – “The Importance of Strong Central…

Leading political scientist and distinguished Jewish communal leader, Dr. Andrew Rehfeld, joins Mark on the podcast today. Andrew…

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Sept. 3, 2020

Ken Isaacs on Leviticus 19:18 and Deuteronomy 6:5 – “Loving God”

Mark is delighted that the man he believes is ‘the world’s most foremost humanitarian’ is his guest on the podcast today. Ken Isa…

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Sept. 3, 2020

Benjamin Watson on Jeremiah 9:22-23 – “Humility: Channeling Our God-G…

Mark is absolutely delighted to welcome Super Bowl-winning tight end, Benjamin Watson, to the podcast today. In addition to his g…

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Aug. 31, 2020

John Podhoretz on Genesis 34 – “The Rape of Dinah: Enduring Challenge…

One of America’s leading public intellectuals, John Podhoretz, joins Mark on today’s podcast. In addition to contributing to vari…

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Aug. 31, 2020

Dr. Mort Fridman on Micah 6:8 – “Micah: Justice, Mercy and Humility”

Dr. Mort Fridman, Past President of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), joins Mark on the podcast today. Mort h…

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Aug. 31, 2020

Jake Cohen on Exodus 16:5 – “Food: The Source of Jewish Community”

In today’s episode, Mark is delighted to welcome Jake Cohen, chef, food writer, and culinary influencer, who has also held the po…

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Aug. 27, 2020

Bill Simon on Ecclesiastes 3 and Exodus 14:14-15 – “When It’s Time”

Mark is delighted to be joined by his friend, Bill Simon, for today’s episode. Bill has had a remarkable career in law, business,…

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Aug. 27, 2020

Peter Borish on Leviticus 25:35-38 – “No standing by”

On today’s episode, Mark is joined by legendary Wall Street trader, Peter Borish. In addition to his success in business, Peter i…

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Aug. 10, 2020

Tiki Barber on Deuteronomy 10:12 – "What God Asks of You"

Mark’s guest today is his great friend and NFL legend, TIki Barber. During his career with the New York Giants, Tiki’s many accom…

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Aug. 10, 2020

Kelvin Beachum on Daniel 6:5-10 – "Conviction and Commitment"

Today, Mark is delighted to welcome Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle, Kelvin Beachum, to the podcast. In addition to his highly…

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Aug. 6, 2020

Senator Tom Cotton on Isaiah 6:8 – A Divine ‘Call of Duty’

Mark is delighted to be joined today by his good friend, Senator Tom Cotton, to discuss his passage of choice: Isaiah 6:8. Tom gr…

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Aug. 3, 2020

Pastor Jose Diaz on Genesis 2:3 -- “God’s First Lesson to Humanity”

Mark’s guest on the podcast today is his good friend Pastor Jose Diaz, whom he met two years ago as they journeyed together with …

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July 20, 2020

Amanda Berman on Numbers 27:1 -- "The Biblical Origins of the Zioness"

Amanda Berman joins Mark today for a dynamic conversation regarding Numbers 27:1 and its profound significance throughout the cen…

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July 13, 2020

Rabbi Josh Stanton on Exodus 18 -- "Jethro -- Moses's Gentile Father-…

This week Mark is extremely excited to welcome his very good friend, Rabbi Josh Stanton, to the podcast. Rabbi Josh was ordained …

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July 6, 2020

Yossi Klein Halevi on Genesis 37:18-36 -- "How Joseph Overcomes Betra…

Joining Mark on today’s episode is his very close friend of almost 20 years, Yossi Klein Halevi. Truly one of the most thoughtful…

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June 29, 2020

Scott Shay on Genesis 3:1 -- "The Garden of Eden and the Origin of Re…

Scott Shay, Co-founder and Chairman of Signature Bank and author of two important books about Jewish life in the United States, ‘…

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June 15, 2020

Sarah Hurwitz on Exodus 3:2-3 -- "When Moses Notices The Burning Bush"

Joining Mark on today’s episode is Sarah Hurwitz, a Harvard and Harvard Law School graduate who served as Michelle Obama’s Head S…

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June 15, 2020

Amb. Michael Oren on Numbers 32:6 -- "The Quintessential Text for Isr…

Ambassador Michael Oren is Mark’s very special guest on today’s episode. In addition to serving as Israel’s Ambassador to the Uni…

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June 15, 2020

Rabbi Mark Wildes on Leviticus 10:1-2 -- "When Moses Looked Within fo…

In today’s episode, Mark welcomes Rabbi Mark Wildes, author of ‘Beyond the Instant: Jewish Wisdom for Lasting Happiness in a Fast…

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