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Co-Host of Open Book with Eitan and Itai
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Jul 19, 2021, 9:45 PM
Searching for my Lost Princess
My Relationship with the Shechina On a Recent Episode of my Podcast, I spoke with Benji Elson, author of Dance of the Omer, and he referred to G-d as "she". Although it has always been part of my understanding of...
Apr 5, 2021, 8:59 PM
The restrictions that set us free
בס"ד My interview with Jenna Maio Esq., author of Princess without a Crown and host of the Modern Jewish Girl Podcast. Eitan (איתן) Yakhin Chag Kasher V'Sameach to You All. I had the great privilege of having a conversation with Jenna Maio Esq., an up-and-coming...
Mar 14, 2021, 8:39 PM
Is the Torah for Everybody?
בס"ד This past week, I interviewed R Moshe Silver, up-and-coming writer of the new book on Parsha entitled "The Weight of Gold". What makes this book unique is that it is written to appeal to people of all backgrounds and...
Mar 1, 2021, 1:16 PM
Are the Yeshivas Learning Enough Tanach?
בס"ד Ethan (איתן) Yakhin A few months ago I was sitting at a family member's kiddush table and he said something that didn't sit right with me. According to him, "Charedim" don't learn Tanakh at all. "Charedim" is the name for the...
Feb 19, 2021, 6:27 PM
My experience interviewing R. Shlomo Katz
בס"ד What was it like to speak with Rabbi Shlomo Katz? Ethan (איתן) Yakhin Me and my co-host Itai recently had the special opportunity to interview Rabbi Shlomo Katz about Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Rabbi Shlomo Katz is known throughout the Jewish world as...
Feb 3, 2021, 12:46 PM
Can you be Religious Without Keeping the Torah?
בס"ד Does Hashem love me? Can I be a good person if I don't keep the Torah? Do Observant Jews have all the answers? An analysis of the two main characters in the book "Letters to Talia", and a broader look...
Feb 2, 2021, 6:49 PM
Can I keep the Torah and not be religious?
בס"ד Am I tapping into my divine potential? Eitan (איתן) Yakhin Part 1: The Feeling Hello Friends. What does it mean to be "religious" today? Why are the divides between different Jewish groups widening? How do morality and G-d fit together? A quick search gives...
Jan 27, 2021, 4:26 PM
This is Why You Should Say SHALOM to Everyone You See
בס"ד Remembering the Tzaddik of Yavniel on his Yahrtzeit: How can a simple "Shalom" change the person you say it to you? How can it change you? How can it change the world? Eitan (איתן) Yakhin הֱוֵי מְקַבֵּל אֶת כָּל הָאָדָם בְּסֵבֶר...
Jan 22, 2021, 3:12 PM
Can Religious and Secular Jews in Israel Get Along?
What message does the book "Letters to Talia" have to offer us today? Doing a Weekly Podcast on Jewish Authors is quite a challenge. This week my co-host Itai and I recorded an episode that wasn't on one author, but...
Jan 17, 2021, 12:36 PM
Is Social Media Ruining Us?
בס"ד Ain Hara... or Hurtful Words? A recent re-read of one of my favorite books - The Power of Words by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin - has gotten me thinking. I've gotten a lot of teasing from friends about my fear of "Ain...
Ethan works at a local bookstore in the heart of Jerusalem. When he's outside the store, he's probably researching for his podcast or doing other creative work.