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UI 074: 3 Lessons For Starting Over

Sometimes I talk about ultimate issues in the big, global, macro arena and other times it’s a small, personal, micro subject.  This week’s topic, while a big deal, is more of a micro, personal subject. The Issue is about  Starting Over… Too often people quit before they ever start… and that is definitely a problem (you can […]

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UI 074: 3 Lessons For Starting Over

Sometimes I talk about ultimate issues in the big, global, macro arena and other times it's a small, personal, micro subject.  This week's topic, while a big deal, is more of a micro, personal … [Read More...]

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UI 073: Why Be Happy?

Since we are celebrating Sukkot, and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles or Festival of Booths) is supposed to be JOYOUS, I figure I should do a show on happiness.  After all, God commands us to be happy for … [Read More...]

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UI 071: Forgiveness and Atonement

Since there seems to be a theme that's developed over the last few podcasts, I figured why not continue the series. So where are we now? Now, we are coming up on Yom Kippur the "Day of … [Read More...]

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Parsha Ki Teitzei: A Loved Wife, a Hated Wife, and the Firstborn Son?

This week we read parsha Ki Teitzei (Ki Tetzei, Ki Tetse, Ki Thetze, Ki Tese, Ki Tetzey, or Ki Seitzei) which means "When/If you go..."  Ki Teitzei consists of  Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19.  You can read … [Read More...]

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Parsha Shoftim: The Asherah Hypothesis

This week we read parsha Shoftim (Shofetim or Shof'tim) which means "judges."  Shoftim consists of  Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9.  You can find a very brief summary here. Just before parsha Shoftim … [Read More...]

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UI 066: Would the World be Better Without Religion?

While having discussions among friends I've hearing a recurring theme. "Religion is the cause of much of the evil in our world." When I ask them to elaborate and give examples, they come up with … [Read More...]

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UI 072: A Real Tragic Combination on Real Time

In a rare moment on television something actually intellectually interesting happened.  It was on the recent Bill Maher show "Real Time" and it involved a debate between Maher, Sam Harris (author), … [Read More...]

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Parsha Ki Tavo: Whom Do You Thank?

This week we read parsha Ki Tavo (Ki Thavo, Ki Tabo, Ki Thabo, or Ki Savo) “when you enter”.  Ki Tavo consists of  Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8.  And here is a very brief summary of the parsha. … [Read More...]

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UI 061: Whom Do You Blame?

When you see evil, whom do you blame? If you see a seemingly innocent person murdered whom do you blame?  The murderer or the person murdered.  Or perhaps you blame society, or the economy. … [Read More...]

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