The Schrift - Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Modern Times

di Steven Toby Weinberg

Warning: This is not your grandfather's d'var Torah podcast. Second Warning: The Schrift may prove monocle-shattering to those who consider themselves politically correct, moral, nice, or have ever even once helped an old blind lady across the street. Let's call into question some of the most hallowed beliefs of twenty-first century culture. Let's wake up from our automatized morality. It is time that we see philosophy as somet... Leggi dettagli

Episodi del podcast

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  • S02 E32 - Life Tip #32 - Invest in Apple(s) - Jeremiah 44

    S02 E32 - Life Tip #32 - Invest in Apple(s) - Jeremiah 44

    That which has been around, tends to stay around. This truth of life is what allows Apple to continue to satisfy investors even if the heyday of the iPhone is long past. In 1886, Nietzsche knew that it was wiser to "invest" in the...

    20:37
  • S02 E31 - Life Tip #31 - Sweat Sweating Sweat - Ezekiel 44

    S02 E31 - Life Tip #31 - Sweat Sweating Sweat - Ezekiel 44

    Tel Aviv fashion is cool. It also keeps you cool. The star of the Torah is not Abraham, Moshe, or even God, but rather, the Law. We sometimes forget how nice it is to have Law. Walter Benjamin would agree that the Law of the Torah...

    18:00
  • S02 E30 - Life Tip #30 - Bake your own Bread - Ezekiel 20

    S02 E30 - Life Tip #30 - Bake your own Bread - Ezekiel 20

    The answer is not always "yes we can." Sometimes, it's "no, we can't." But we should rarely answer "no" automatically. Take at least one breath before saying "no" to an idea. When Theodor Herzl suggested the Jews of Europe could ...

    16:12
  • S02 E29 - Life Tip #29 - Grow Some Legs - Ezekiel 22

    S02 E29 - Life Tip #29 - Grow Some Legs - Ezekiel 22

    Sponges hang out on the ocean floor. All they do is absorb, absorb, unthinkingly and unquestionably absorb the water flowing in and out of their porous bodies. We, as humans, are much more like sponges than we realize. That which ...

    20:43
  • S02 E28 - Life Tip #28 - Choose (Your Airplane Experience) - II Kings 7

    S02 E28 - Life Tip #28 - Choose (Your Airplane Experience) - II Kings 7

    Sartre once wrote that "we are condemned to be free." No matter in what situation we find ourselves, we always have choices. Ironically, sometimes the more imprisoned we become, the more we notice our freedom. But this is a dark f...

    19:00