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Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin

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Listen to our Essential Questions Podcast with Rabbi Dan Levin!

Each episode will pose an essential question and invite a conversation with remarkable people in the Jewish world and in our community to consider what those questions and answers mean.

We hope you will listen and share in the conversations surrounding the essential questions we all confront in the course of our lives. We look forward to learning together with you as we engage in this series of fascinating and intriguing dialogues.

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The Essential Questions Podcast has been made possible by Temple Beth El’s Rabbi Dan Levin Jewish Ideas Incubator,
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Video Playlist
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1
Do You Have 15 Minutes for Spiritual Practice? A Special Passover Episode with Rabbi Debra Robbins
Do You Have 15 Minutes for Spiritual Practice? A Special Passover Episode with Rabbi Debra Robbins
43:41
2
How Can We Learn to Sanctify Time? with Rabbi Dalia Marx | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
How Can We Learn to Sanctify Time? with Rabbi Dalia Marx | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
51:53
3
How Do We Best Parent Our Children in Youth Sports? with Dr. Andrea Corn and Randy Nathan
How Do We Best Parent Our Children in Youth Sports? with Dr. Andrea Corn and Randy Nathan
52:16
4
What is it Like to Serve in the IDF Reserves? | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
What is it Like to Serve in the IDF Reserves? | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
51:43
5
What is it Like to Be in Israel? with Rabbi Elana Rabishaw| Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
What is it Like to Be in Israel? with Rabbi Elana Rabishaw| Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
57:28
6
What is Sacred Aging? with Rabbi Richard Address | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
What is Sacred Aging? with Rabbi Richard Address | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
51:05
7
Israel - What Does it Mean to Bear Witness? with Dana Dvorin, Liat Fishman Lenny and Ira Fuchs
Israel - What Does it Mean to Bear Witness? with Dana Dvorin, Liat Fishman Lenny and Ira Fuchs
53:07
8
Do I Need to Believe in God? with Rabbi Dr. David Ellenson (Re-Release) | Essential Questions
Do I Need to Believe in God? with Rabbi Dr. David Ellenson (Re-Release) | Essential Questions
42:20
9
How Do We Create Human Connections That Transcend Cultural Differences? with Jessica Keith
How Do We Create Human Connections That Transcend Cultural Differences? with Jessica Keith
45:06
10
What is the Future of Democracy? with Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House
What is the Future of Democracy? with Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House
39:11
11
How Do You Raise a Child? with Yehuda Cohn | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
How Do You Raise a Child? with Yehuda Cohn | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
43:44
12
What Does Judaism Need to do to Respond to the Digital Age? With Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff
What Does Judaism Need to do to Respond to the Digital Age? With Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff
53:57
13
Special Episode: Update from the Front Line in Israel Tovah Lazaroff | Essential Questions
Special Episode: Update from the Front Line in Israel Tovah Lazaroff | Essential Questions
59:17
14
What Is Going On In Israel? with Rabbi Joshua Weinberg | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
What Is Going On In Israel? with Rabbi Joshua Weinberg | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
46:53
15
How Do I Prepare for the High Holy Days? with Rabbi Greg Weisman & Cantor Lori Brock
How Do I Prepare for the High Holy Days? with Rabbi Greg Weisman & Cantor Lori Brock
47:17
16
Season 1 Recap with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates & Rabbi Elana Rabishaw | Essential Questions
Season 1 Recap with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates & Rabbi Elana Rabishaw | Essential Questions
41:51
17
Do I Need to Believe in God? with Rabbi David Ellenson | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
Do I Need to Believe in God? with Rabbi David Ellenson | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
41:44
18
What is Social Justice? with Rabbi Jonah Pesner | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
What is Social Justice? with Rabbi Jonah Pesner | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
59:17
19
To Cancel or Not to Cancel? with Evan Nierman | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
To Cancel or Not to Cancel? with Evan Nierman | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
40:32
20
How Do We Recharge Reform Judaism? with Rabbi Ammi Hirsch | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
How Do We Recharge Reform Judaism? with Rabbi Ammi Hirsch | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
43:14
21
What is Our Responsibility in the Climate Crisis? with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn | Essential Questions
What is Our Responsibility in the Climate Crisis? with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn | Essential Questions
37:07
22
How do Science and Religion Fit Together in Our Lives? with Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman
How do Science and Religion Fit Together in Our Lives? with Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman
43:14
23
What is the State of Israel as it Celebrates its 75th Birthday? Bret Stephens | Essential Questions
What is the State of Israel as it Celebrates its 75th Birthday? Bret Stephens | Essential Questions
01:10:31
24
What Are You Waiting For? with Rabbi Karyn Kedar | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
What Are You Waiting For? with Rabbi Karyn Kedar | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
41:43
25
What&#039s a Big Question? with Rabbi Josh Feigelson | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
What's a Big Question? with Rabbi Josh Feigelson | Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin
36:01