Relentless missile fire from Gaza, toddlers huddling in bomb-shelters, resignations, ultimatums and smarmy run-off elections. What does the Torah teach us about lifting up both ourselves and our communities during these distressing days?
A call to unity.
Why are we letting Linda Sarsour, Roger Waters and enemies of Torah dictate morality in the public sphere?
"We share a heritage; but that doesn't mean we're alike," says the directors of Jewish Federation of North America's General Assembly. Imposing values that are NOT authentically Jewish, the Diaspora-Israel dialogue becomes even more fractured. Are we still one nation under G-d? Or is there a new religion called Jew-Ish?
Goodbye for now to family and friends in Johannesburg: Will the year be, merely, business-as-usual or can we experience deeper, more meaningful relationships and personal growth? And why doesn't Andrea wear tefillin/phylacteries? All this and more as we celebrate the beginning of a new year!
Celebrating Sukkot outside of Israel illuminates different aspects of the joyous holiday. Andrea touches upon the symbolism of the four species and focuses upon the importance of rain and what it means in our relationships with others.
As the Day of Judgement looms, the ancient question begs: "What direction should a Jew follow? Must he be the one to reconcile or is the onus on G-d?"
Is praying to G-d enough to ensure a positive outcome during these Days of Awe or, perhaps, do we have obligations to one another? Andrea explores the difference between the reflective Rosh HaShanah and the revelry-infused celebrations that herald in the secular year.
Do American Jews care about candidates who want to wipe Israel off the map? Should rabbis meddle in the feuds of divorcing couples? From identifying the enemies among us to celebrating the mundane, a thought provoking hour of radio.
Does 'aberrant' merit celebration? From boasting about one's abortion to pardoning the neighborhood Nazi, a new politically-correct language of Anything Goes infects society and shows no sign of abating. Can Torah meet the challenge of this rudderless-ship?
The holy month of Elul is the perfect time to reflect upon who we really want to be in our life.
As rockets fall and alarms go off, an interview with mother of seven, Devorah Goodman Horev in southern Israel.
What is it about Jews and the Jewish state that riles up the rest of the world? What does it take to be a 'tzaddik', i.e., a righteous individual? Are some of us simply beyond redemption? Humor, introspection and mayhem dominate this week's show.
Does the expected blood-moon lunar eclipse spell an end to the world as we know it?
Why do we still mourn the destruction of Temples?
Is the concept of 'refuge city' outmoded in a society where unpopular opinions result in shunning, proclamations of irrelevance or worse? What does Judaism say about protecting the environment, wife-carrying competitions, tattooed preachers, saving Kenya's and more...
A proud American who happens to live in the Holy Land.
Andrea discusses the visiting Prince of Wales.
Should you take your kids to demonstrations?
The Diaspora's relationship with Israel does not bode well.
Why New York's Israel Day Parade feels embarrassing.
As usual, the world points a collective finger at Israel.
How much effort should be expended in quelling Jew-hatred?
Arabs in Gaza invade, and slaughter its citizens while the world blames . . . .ISRAEL!
The gruesome assassinations of Iranian writers, intellectuals, activists and scholars who opposed the theocratic regime of the Mullahs.