Joseph Cox Show
Behar-Bechukotai: Responsibility and Trust

Behar-Bechukotai: Responsibility and Trust

May 6, 2021

In this podcast, I use the parshiot of Behar-Bechukotai to explore the boundaries of responsibility and trust. This was inspired by a week of conversation about the tragedy at Mount Meron.

 

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Acharei-Kedoshim: A Holy People

Acharei-Kedoshim: A Holy People

April 22, 2021

In this episode we wade into the challenges presented by these Torah readings. At the end, to lighten the mood, I read one of my stories :)

Tazria-Metzora and Israel’s Days of Mourning and Joy

Tazria-Metzora and Israel’s Days of Mourning and Joy

April 15, 2021

This week I share a speech I had the honor of giving in my synagogue. I also add a bit more material on related subjects.

 

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Shemini and the Omer: Strings of Holiness

Shemini and the Omer: Strings of Holiness

April 8, 2021

This episode analyzes - through story and commodity pricing - the meaning of the omer, kashrut and the deaths of Nadav and Avihu. 

Tzav: The Saddle of Freedom

Tzav: The Saddle of Freedom

March 25, 2021

This week's (brief) Dvar Torah focuses on what *we* can learn from the role of the Kohanim.

Vayikra: Bennie Israel and the Shechina - a love story

Vayikra: Bennie Israel and the Shechina - a love story

March 18, 2021

Ever wonder why the offerings in Vayikra/Leviticus are what they are? Well this episode might just answer your questions...

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Ki-Tisa: The Transformation of a People

Ki-Tisa: The Transformation of a People

March 4, 2021

The face of G-d, a divine river, foreshadowing and more! Dip into the ancillary parts of this Torah portion to discover how and why the relationship of the Jewish people and G-d is fundamentally transformed.

Ki-Tisa: Self-Worship and the Memory of my Mother

Ki-Tisa: Self-Worship and the Memory of my Mother

March 1, 2021

This episode is about Ki Tisa. It is also the speech I delivered the Shabbat before my mother passed away.

 

p.s. I'll probably issue another episode later in the week - there are elements of the parsha that I want to fill in.

Contrasting Costumes: Purim and Parshat Tetzaveh

Contrasting Costumes: Purim and Parshat Tetzaveh

February 24, 2021

Are the messages of Purim still relevant in a Jewish world that is no longer in exile? To find out, let's contrast the geopolitical messages of the Megillah and the Torah portion of Tetzaveh – this week’s reading.

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