The Koren Podcast

Aryeh Grossman & Alex Drucker - The Koren Podcast Network

Inviting you into the conversation with leading educators, scholars, leaders, and us to discuss the issues facing Judaism today. This is not a podcast about books, but what's happening off the page. W are asking our guests just one question: Can you teach us the Torah standing on one leg - al regel ahat? Listen to hear what it is that has guided some of the leading figures of the Jewish world to where they are today and what they are thinking about as we look toward the future. read less
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Episodes

Rachel Goldberg & Jon Polin
Feb 20 2024
Rachel Goldberg & Jon Polin
We're back for our fifth season of The Koren Podcast asking our guests to teach us their Torah al regel ahat - standing on one leg.We were joined this week by Rachel Goldberg and Jon Polin, the parents of Hersh Goldberg-Polin who, at the time of recording, has been held hostage by Hamas terrorists for 136 days. Hersh is one of 134 people who have been held in captivity since October 7th and, as Rachel and Jon say, they have been living every parent's worst nightmare. Rachel and Jon have been working, and worrying, around the clock for nearly 5 months to get any information they can about their son and secure his release.Despite the unfathomable situation in which they find themselves, Rachel and Jon have displayed unbelievable poise and courage while meeting with presidents, celebrities, and even the pope to ensure that the world does not forget about this humanitarian crisis.One thing that Jon and Rachel have been vocal about is how their faith has been a source of inspiration and guidance during such a difficult time and allowed them to continue the fight to bring their son home. Listen now as they share their Torah al regel ahat. ______________________________________________________________ Useful Links: facebook.com/BringHershHome instagram.com/bring.hersh.home/ facebook.com/bringhomenow instagram.com/bringhomenow/ | | Get 10% off your next order from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. If you would like to contact us you can reach us on social media @KorenPublishers or via email, at podcast@korenpub.com | | | The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and was edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Tani Bayer. Music by Music Unlimited via pixabay.com The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Jerusalem.
Eylon Levy
Nov 27 2023
Eylon Levy
We are joined this week by one of the most recognizable faces (and eyebrows!) of world Jewry today. Eylon Levy is the Israeli Government Spokesman who has appeared in hundreds of TV and radio interviews to be the voice of right and reason against so many ill-informed (even if well-intentioned) journalists around the world. Eylon took a few minutes out of his incredibly busy schedule to talk to Aryeh and Alex about his Torah Al Regel Ahat - standing on one leg. Eylon shares some of the most shocking things he has had to answer to these past few weeks, what led him to his Holy work as the face of the Pro-Israel movement, what good public diplomacy looks like, how to take the fight to our enemies, and what keeps him going in the face of such stubborn opposition.    Listen now as Eylon Levy shares his Torah Al regel Ahat - standing on one leg.  ______________________________________________________________ Useful Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lGmwJa33xU https://korenpub.com/products/frayed https://sapirjournal.org/war-in-israel/2023/11/the-war-against-the-jews/ | | Get 10% off your next order from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. If you would like to contact us you can reach us on social media @KorenPublishers or via email, at podcast@korenpub.com | | | The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Atara Suna. Music by Music Unlimited via pixabay.com The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
Dr. Erica Brown
Oct 3 2023
Dr. Erica Brown
Moadim Lesimha, a gut moed, and hag sameah!On this week's episode of The Koren Podcast Al Regel Ahat, we spoke with Dr. Erica Brown, Vice Provost for Values and Leadership at Yeshiva University and founding Director of the Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Herenstein Center for Values and Leadership as well as a world-renowned speaker, teacher, and author of some 15 books. Dr. Brown's latest book Ecclesiastes and the Search for Meaning is the newest addition to the Maggid Studies in Tanakh Series. In Ecclesiastes, Dr. Brown shows the depth, relevance, and hidden lessons in the oft-ignored sefer.  Our conversation is in turn uplifting, inspiring, profound, and enlightening.  Listen now as Dr. Erica Brown shares her Torah Al regel Ahat - standing on one leg.  ______________________________________________________________ Useful Links: https://korenpub.com/collections/dr-erica-brown/products/ecclesiastes https://korenpub.com/collections/dr-erica-brown https://korenpub.com/collections/maggid-studies-in-tanakh https://www.yu.edu/sacks-center | | Get 10% off your next order from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. If you would like to contact us you can reach us on social media @KorenPublishers or via email, at podcast@korenpub.com | | | The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Atara Suna. Music by Music Unlimited via pixabay.com The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
Michael Oren
Jun 6 2023
Michael Oren
What does the future hold for Israel? For the Jews? For the Peace Process? Of course, nobody knows but if there were to be one voice to listen to to make predictions it would be Michael Oren's. Michael has spent most of his life dedicated to public service in Israel and abroad. He has spent time in government and diplomacy. Before that, he spent some time working as a cowboy. Michael, an already accomplished historian, turns his eye to writing not about history but about the future. in 2048 The Rejuvenated State he sets out his vision for the next 25 years of the Jewish State. He raises the key issues that must be addressed as Israel approaches her 100th birthday. From the Palestinian conflict to citizenship, judicial reform, healthcare, education, diplomacy, and more, Israel has much to be proud of, but a lot of work is yet to do.  Listen now as Michael Oren teaches us the whole Torah standing on one leg. ______________________________________________________________ Israel 2048 2048 The Rejuvenated State Sand Devil: A Negev Trilogy by Michael Oren | | Get 10% off your next order from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. If you would like to contact us you can reach us on social media @KorenPublishers or via email, at podcast@korenpub.com | | | The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Atara Suna. Music by Music Unlimited via pixabay.com The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
LIVE! Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis KBE
May 24 2023
LIVE! Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis KBE
This episode of the Koren Podcast was recorded in front of a live audience! Alex and Aryeh were back on the road, this time in London as part of the Mizrachi UK Weekend of Inspiration, one of the biggest events in the Religious Zionist calendar in Europe. We were honored, or rather "honoured", to be joined by the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis KBE. Rabbi Mirvis has served as Chief Rabbi since 2013 before which he was Mara DeAtra of Finchley United Synagogue (Kinloss).  Listen now as we ask Rabbi Mirvis to teach us the whole Torah al regel ahat - standing on one leg LIVE at the Mizrachi UK Day of Inspiration.  Special thanks to Rabbi Andrew Shaw and David Reuben of Mizrachi UK, and Mark Frazer, and Michelle Bauernfreund from the Office of the Chief Rabbi. ______________________________________________________________ Useful Links: https://chiefrabbi.org/ https://www.gov.uk/government/people/ephraim-mirvis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Synagogue https://twitter.com/chiefrabbi https://mizrachi.org.uk/ | Get 10% off your next order from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. If you would like to contact us you can reach us on social media @KorenPublishers or via email, at podcast@korenpub.com | | | The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Atara Suna. Music by Music Unlimited via pixabay.com   The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
Rena Quint
Apr 17 2023
Rena Quint
It was a profound privilege to be invited into the home of Holocaust survivor Rena Quint to hear her story. We are truly grateful that Rena allowed us to record her story for a special episode of the Kore Podcast Al Regal Ahat for Yom HaShoah 2023. Rena was born in Freida Lichtenstein in Pietrokow, Poland in 1936. By age 3 she was imprisoned in the Pietrokow Ghetto and by age 6 was a prisoner in Bergen-Belsen. It was thanks to the women she has come to call her many mothers that she was able to survive, was brought to New York, and eventually adopted by Jacob and Leah Globe. Now the mother of 4 children, grandmother to 22, and great-grandmother to (as of two weeks ago) 44. Rena lives in Jerusalem and tells her story to thousands every year.  Rena's book A Daughter of Many Mothers: Her Horrific Childhood and Wonderful Life tells her story and how she came to find evidence of the life she only suspected she had.  ______________________________________________________________ Useful Links: A Daughter of Many Mothers: Her Horrific Childhood and Wonderful Life USC Shoah Foundation Interview with Rena Quint   | | Get 10% off your next order from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. If you would like to contact us you can reach us on social media @KorenPublishers or via email, at podcast@korenpub.com | | | The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Atara Suna. Music by Music Unlimited via pixabay.com The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
Sivan Rahav Meir
Mar 14 2023
Sivan Rahav Meir
The Koren Podcast Al Regel Ahat is back again and this time we're joined by one of Israel's leading journalists, news anchors, and Torah teachers, Sivan Rahav Meir!Sivan has appeared regularly on TV and radio since the age of 8 but as a teenager, a chance encounter would change the trajectory of her life forever as she found a path to orthodox Judaism.  Today, Sivan is a globally sought-after speaker, merging the world of current affairs and the Torah to inspire countless people worldwide. Sivan's daily TV and radio broadcasts as well as her messages to tens of thousands via Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are an inspiration to all who read them Listen now as Sivan teaches us her vision of the whole Torah standing on one leg. ____________________________________________________________ Useful Links: Days Are Coming: A Journey Through the Jewish Year by Sivan Rahav Meir #Parasha: Weekly Insights From a Leading Israeli Journalist by Sivan Rahav Meir The Daily Portion - Daily WhatsApp ideas direct from Sivan | | Get 10% off your next order from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. If you would like to contact us you can reach us on social media @KorenPublishers or via email, at podcast@korenpub.com | | | The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Atara Suna. Music by Music Unlimited via pixabay.com The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
Gorf
Feb 28 2023
Gorf
With Purim just around the corner Aryeh and Alex sat down with the incredible, unstoppable, and incomparable Jordan B. Gorfinkel - better known as Gorf! Gorf is the mastermind behind the new Koren Tanakh Graphic Novel series launched this year with Esther! Gorf is also the architect of the world-famous Passover Haggada Graphic Novel which has been a bestseller every year since its publication in 2019. Outside the Jewish World, or perhaps in a different part of it, Gorf served as the manager of the Batman series at DC Comics for nearly a decade. He oversaw Birds of Prey which was later adapted into a 2022 TV series and a 2020 movie. He also directed the Batman: No Man's Land series which served as the inspiration for The Dark Night Rises and season 5 of the TV series Gotham. Gorf shares his vision for Jewish education, a word he tries to avoid in favor of 'illuminating' for the next generation. Join us to hear Gorf teach the whole Torah standing on one leg - al regel ahat! ____________________________________________________________ Useful Links: The Koren Tanakh Graphic Novel - Esther with English translation  The Koren Tanakh Graphic Novel - Esther with modern Hebrew translation The Passover Haggada Graphic Novel | | Get 10% off your next order from www.korenpub.com with code PODCAST at checkout. If you would like to contact us you can reach us on social media @KorenPublishers or via email, at podcast@korenpub.com | | | The Koren Podcast was written and hosted by Aryeh Grossman and Alex Drucker and is edited and produced by Alex Drucker. Artwork by Atara Suna. Music by Music Unlimited via pixabay.com The Koren Podcast is part of the Koren Podcast Network, a division of Koren Publishers Jerusalem.