Our Narratives

In this episode titled, ‘Our Narratives’, we begin a new series of conversations on topics we’ve explored with various groups, or as we call them pods, in M54. 

Our narratives guide us through life and usually enter the room before we do. The narratives handed to us are layered with the ones we create on our own. Some we adapt and others we discard. Our navigation through them is perhaps the story of our lives. In this conversation we explore some of the dynamics that make up our narratives.

A full list of topics as well as a video recording of this conversation can be found on the M54 website, M54.co.

If there is a particular topic from that list that you would like us to discuss, let us know! 

The M54 Story

We’ve not published a podcast since the onset of Covid-19 in March. At first, like many, we were bewildered and living in a sort of haze. Then in the later weeks we began exploring something we’ve been dreaming of for some time. Here is that story.

A video recording of this conversation can be viewed at www.m54.co.

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.