Jeremiah, known as “the weeping prophet,” offers a rare moment of hope in this text. Despite the destruction he has witnessed, Jeremiah affirms God’s love for the people of Israel and imagines a future in which they are restored to the bountiful land. Learn here with Rabbi David Silber, the team from the Judaism Unbound Podcast, and more.
Nizakher Venikatev: A Reflective Guide for Haftarah on the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah is a time to think about both individual and communal shortcomings. How do you feel about the concept of communal punishment? Think about contexts where this continues to happen in our time. How do team sports, climate change, and the pandemic relate to this idea? Consider these questions and more as we explore the deeper themes of the Haftarah for the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah.
Rabbi David Silber: A Lesson on Jeremiah
Rabbi David Silber is the founder of Drisha, renowned as an institute of deep learning and innovation in the United States and Israel. Also an author of a commentary on the haggadah and on Megillat Esther, Rabbi Silber shares commentary on Jeremiah.
Rabbi Thalia Halpert Rodis: A New Covenant
In every moment of challenge and despair, we have the opportunity to choose: Do we uproot or do we build; remain or start from scratch? Each instance requires its own answer. Rabbi Thalia Halpert Rodis invites us to find our own.
Judaism Unbound Podcast with Lex Rofeberg and Dan Libenson
This Rosh Hashanah, Lex Rofeberg and Dan Libenson look at the four major biblical readings associated with the holiday. They ask how these texts can apply to twenty-first-century life, and they provide a variety of answers, including many that incorporate historical understandings of the Bible gleaned from biblical source criticism. In this episode, they tackle Jeremiah 31, the Haftarah reading for the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah.