Out of the Box Judaism Podcast
About This Show
This podcast is for people who are interested in Out-of-the-Box Judaism -- whether Jewish or not.
What does out of the box mean?
Out-of-the-Box can mean… thinking outside the box. Many people have an impression or idea of what it means to be Jewish or what you have to do to be Jewish or what you have to believe to be Jewish. Out-of-the-Box can mean thinking outside the box of preconceived notions and creating the Jewish experience that is right for you.
Out-of-the-Box can mean… being outside of the synagogue. Many people feel that joining or going to a synagogue doesn’t fulfill their desire for a deeper connection. Out-of-the-Box can mean finding and creating meaningful spiritual experiences on your own, with your family, or with a community that is not based in a synagogue.
Out-of-the-Box can mean… unpacking your heritage. If you or someone in your family is Jewish, you have a box of hand-me-downs and treasures waiting to be unpacked. Out-of-the-Box can mean examining those contents, understanding them, and choosing which ones you want to keep, and which ones you don’t.
Most Recent Episode
015: A Place for Every Body
What is it like when there is a stranger in your midst? What about when that stranger needs your help?
Rabbi Susan Silverman and I talked about the status of the African refugees seeking asylum in Israel. She spoke about the laws and the processes that aren’t happening, as well as what is happening in the attempt to deport these men who are seeking a safe place to live. As there are no more refugees entering the country now, it is just a question of how to help those who are already there. Susan offered many practical ideas, and also cofounded Miklat Israel (https://www.facebook.com/MiklatIsrael/) in the event that these refugees need safe places to stay instead of jail or deportation ultimatum that it seems the government is planning to impose.
To reach Miklat Israel with offers of housing, email MiklatIsrael@gmail.com. If you want to help financially, you can make a contribution to www.HIAS.org or The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, http://bit.ly/IHelpRefugees.
The two stories associated with the refugee topic are “10? 4? 1? 7? What’s your number?” and “Been there, done that.” Subscribe to receive a story every week about how Jewish history and heritage may be meaningful in your modern life. http://bit.ly/nevermissagoodstory
Are you planning a bar or bat mitzvah or know someone who is? Download the bestselling book The Out-of-the-Box Bat Mitzvah: A Guide to Creating a Meaningful Milestone for free from www.OutoftheBoxjudaism.com
If you’d like to hear more about the joining the adult bat mitzvah experience, contact me at Esther@OutoftheBoxJudaism.com and we’ll schedule a time to talk on the phone.
The music on this episode comes from the song Adon Olam by Rabbi Cantor Robbi Sherwin, from the album: Aish Hakodesh, available where all awesome Jewish music is sold: OySongs.com
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Episodes of This Show
Dec 27, 2017