Rabbis Erin Hirsh, RRC '00, and Shawn Zevit, RRC '98, engage in a dialogue about one of the most powerful and widely celebrated times of the Jewish year cycle. How did the Jewish New Year evolve? What are the key practices that express the central ideas of this High Holy Day? What are the Reconstructionist approaches? This is an episode of the radio program Heart, Mind and Spirit.
Rabbis Linda Holtzman and Elyse Wechterman explore the issues and challenges that face Jewish women in leadership roles, particularly in congregational life, as well as the opportunities and contributions female rabbis have been part of in recent years. An episode of Heart, Mind and Spirit.
An exploration of the many facets of being and becoming a rabbi in contemporary society with Rabbi Richard Hirsh. What were the pre-modern roles and responsibilities of a rabbi? How have they changed into the 21st century? What is particular to being a Reconstructionist Rabbi and leadership in Reconstructionist communities? How has the movement-wide Role of the Rabbi Commission approached these issues? An episode of Heart, Mind and Spirit.
In this episode of the radio show Heart, Mind and Spirit, Rabbi Richard Hirsh, RRC '81, offers an-depth look at Reconstructionist theology, Kaplan's views of God and current views of how the Divine "Power that makes for Salvation" is expressed in our lives and communities.
Rabbis Shai Gluskin and Linda Potemken explore the history and meaning of the Jewish spring festival, the counting of the Omer, and the time of "receiving of the Torah." This is an episode of the radio program Heart, Mind and Spirit.
Rabbi Vivian Schirn discusses the origins, development and practices of the fall Festival of Booths, with attention to home and synagogue celebration. This program is an episode of the radio program Heart, Mind and Spirit.
Rabbis Jacob Staub, RRC '77, and Shawn Zevit, RRC '98, discuss the holiday of Passover: its origins, its status as the most celebrated Jewish festival, and its major themes (which are so rich for Reconstructionist interpretation. This is an episode of the radio program Heart, Mind and Spirit.