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(85) The Shofar and the Binding of Isaac

The ram’s horn – shofar – that Jews blow on Rosh Hashanah evokes a sense of weeping or sighing. But it also reminds us of the Abraham’s almost-sacrifice of...

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(84) Symbolic Foods on Rosh Hashanah – and the New England Patriots

Many Jewish families have a custom to eat symbolic foods at night on Rosh Hashanah, but Scott and his family have their own tradition that mystifies New Yorker David....

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(83) Asking Forgiveness From Our Friends

In the Jewish tradition, it’s not enough to ask G-d to forgive us; we also must ask our friends whom we’ve wronged to forgive us, as well. Where do...

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(82) The Three Aspects of Repentance

According to classic Jewish thought, repentance requires three specific ingredients in order to fully restore our relationship with G-d – one of which is confession. Join David and Scott...

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(81) Does G-d Erase the Consequences of Sin?

Although G-d promises to forgive a person who sincerely repents, does that mean that the consequences of sin are erased, as well? Join David and Scott for a discussion...

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(80) A Father in Heaven or a Grandfather in the Sky?

Is repentance automatic, or can G-d choose to reject repentance? By investigating the contrasting stories of King David and King Saul, David and Scott offer a fascinating theological insight...

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Behind The Mic

David Nekrutman

Show Host

Since 2001, David Nekrutman has been involved in Jewish-Christian relations. He currently  serves as the Executive Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) and founded Blessing Bethlehem, providing humanitarian assistance to hundreds of Christian Arab families in the birthplace of Christianity. In 2018, he graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Masters in Biblical Literature and wrote his thesis on the Holy Spirit in Judaism. He lives in Israel with his wife and three children.

Scott Aliza Kahn

Show Host

Scott Kahn is a podcast producer and host, and the founder of JewishCoffeeHouse.com. An ordained rabbi, he was formerly the Rosh Yeshiva (dean) of Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah in Beit Shemesh, Israel, and has educated and continues to inspire hundreds of students. A graduate of Brandeis University and numerous yeshiva programs, he also did graduate work in Oriental Studies at Oxford University. Scott is originally from Boston, and lives in Israel with his wife, Aliza, and their seven children.

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