The Straw Hat

The Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation Podcast, hosted by Rabbanit Leah Sarna and Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

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This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld start off with a discussion of Tefillah, exploring what parts of the service must be said and what parts might be about saying less but with more intenti...
January 15, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss Parshat Vayigash and an exciting recent interpretation. They also talk about Tractate Niddah which will be completed this Shabbat and interview o...
January 2, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld welcome special guest Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld to discuss the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah. Next, they shift focus towards Daf Yomi in advance of the ren...
December 18, 2019
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld reflect on some of the ideas shared by our recent Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff, particularly about denominational titles within Orthodoxy. N...
December 5, 2019
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld have a parsha-themed discussion about tefilat mincha (and share why you should come to Mincha/Ma’ariv at ASBI!), followed by an exciting announcement tha...
November 20, 2019
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld explain something called “The Cholent Effect” as it relates to this week’s parsha, Parshat Lech Lecha and discuss some of the medical halacha questions r...
November 6, 2019
The Straw Hat is back! With the chagim behind us, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld share some of the exciting things that will be happening at ASBI in the coming weeks and months. They also discuss...
October 23, 2019
This week, amidst all our High Holiday preparations, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld take some time to share their thoughts on tashlich—a common ritual for the afternoon of the first day of Rosh H...
September 25, 2019
This week, Rabbi Wolkenfeld and Rabbanit Sarna will be focusing on a topic we’ve been discussing recently in Daf Yomi: yahrzeits. They’ll discuss when and how they’re observed and also delve into this...
September 11, 2019
This episode is all about B’nai Mitzvah! With so many upcoming B’nai Mitzvah at ASBI, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss some of the general aspects of B’nai Mitzvah in addition to how they w...
August 28, 2019

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