Archive for the '5780' Category

This week, Rabbi Wolkenfeld welcomes Rabbanit Sarna back to The Straw Hat! They discuss the return of in-person Minyan at ASBI and what that looks like. They also speak briefly about this week's Parsha, and we hear from Rabbanit Sarna about the experience of having a baby during a pandemic.

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Nasso 5780: The Poetry of Torah

This week, Rabbi Wolkenfeld is joined by guest Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm who shares some of his memories and the legacy of his grandfather, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, a”h, including the art of the drasha and his thoughts on how the Torah’s message should be made relevant to all of us. To read some of Rabbi Norman Lamm’s sermons referenced in this episode, visit the following links: “Confessions of a Confused Rabbi” and “Notes of An Unrepentant Darshan”.

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This week, Rabbi Wolkenfeld is joined by guest co-host Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier who shares some insights from his recent writing and teaching on coronavirus-related issues. They also look ahead to Shavuot and think about the holiday's meaning when we're isolated from our community.

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This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld reflect on what it means for the shul and the shul's mission when our community can't gather together in person. They discuss what effect this unprecedented time has had on our Jewish home lives and what new practices or rituals have been created that we hope to hold on to when we're able to gather together again.

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In this episode, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss this week's Parsha, Parshat Tazria-Metzora as well as the upcoming holidays of Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut and offer suggestions about how to make these days meaningful at home.

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This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss some of the Passover resources our shul is offering and share some advice for how to approach your seders this year given the enormously unusual circumstances.

 

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This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld talk about the ways the shul is adapting during social distancing and offer advice on preparing for an unprecedented Passover – with a particular focus on koshering your dishes at home.

 

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Ki Tisa 5780: Happy Birthday to Us!

This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss Masechet Shabbat, the tractate we’ve just begun in Daf Yomi. Next, they’re joined by Straw Hat producer Hayley Leventhal to celebrate The Straw Hat’s first birthday!

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The Straw Man: Purim 5780

Join Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld for a very special Purim episode of The Straw Man!

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Terumah 5780: The Four M’s

This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss the Uptown Café, a once-a-month volunteer opportunity for ASBI members, and also review the laws of Purim. They also interview former ASBI Program Director Julie Meyer.

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