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OT: The Balancing Challenge of a Torah Educator

Being in a healthy relationship with someone demands that the character of the people be present and vibrant.

Paying someone to begin a relationship with Judaism taints the potency of it.

In this podcast we discuss our drive and commitment to nurture people’s characters in order to be in a healthy relationship with Judaism.

*OT [Our Thoughts] are episodes in which Chanie and Peretz discuss the previous episode’s conversation with a guest.

OT: Community Keeps. Community Kills.

Community is deeply formative in people’s lives and how we navigate it plays a large part in forming who we are. Identifying its complexities is vital in knowing how to harness its benefits and avoid its landmines.

In this episode we explore it from our personal observations and experiences.

*OT [Our Thoughts] are episodes in which Chanie and Peretz discuss the previous episode’s conversation with a guest.

OT: High Time for a New Type of Institution

Engaging in an immersive Jewish learning experience can be transformative but at times also unhealthy. It also seems off putting to the average individual who desires to engage in immersive Jewish learning.

An institution that can dance between being immersive but not yet transformative does not exist.

It’s hight time it does.

Perhaps this will bridge the enormous gap between the huge number of students connecting to Judaism on college campuses and the relatively small number engaging in immersive Jewish learning.

*OT [Our Thoughts] are episodes in which Chanie and Peretz discuss the previous episode’s conversation with a guest.

The SynaGym – Synagogue & Gym; Prayer in a new perspective

Often, for both the frequent and infrequent visitors to the synagogue, it feels more like entering a classroom where you’re expected to follow the instructions of the Prayer Book and Rabbi, than a place of spiritual connection to the Divine.

Listen to a new language that transforms the experience from a classroom to a playground. Have fun!