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Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy

Jun 18, 2021

A D'var Torah for Parashat Chukat. This week's parsha gives several examples of the relations animals have with humans: purifying them, harming them, killing them, and healing them. But any relationship goes two ways, and the interactions must be considered quantifiably and qualitatively. We weigh humanity's treatment...

Jun 11, 2021

A D'var Torah for Parashat Korach. In this week's parsha, a rebellion takes place against Moses and Aaron's leadership. The rebels, lead by Korach, insist that their inherent holiness should keep Moses and Aaron from elevating themselves above them. In our time, the Korachs of the world insist that their inherent...

Jun 4, 2021

A D'var Torah for Parashat Shelach Lecha. In this week’s parsha, Moses sends a group of scouts to observe the Promised Land. Only two of them, Caleb & Joshua, report honestly and optimistically - the others cower in fear. Because of their lack of courage, God dooms the entire generation to die in the wilderness while...

Mar 3, 2021

An interview with Rabbi Sharon Brous, the Founding and Senior Rabbi of IKAR in Los Angeles. Rabbi Brous is a leading voice in reanimating religious life in America, working to develop a spiritual roadmap for soulful, multi-faith justice work in Los Angeles and around the country. She has been recognized by the Forward...

Jan 27, 2021

An interview with Dr. Richard Schwartz, author of the new book "Vegan Revolution: Saving Our World, Revitalizing Judaism". 

You can purchase the book here.

Recorded & edited by Alex Weisz

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