Let’s Talk Torah with Rabbi Tzvi

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You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this weekly show on New Radio Media. Join Rabbi Tzvi Jacobson for thoughtful discussions and life lessons that are both universal and timely. As Rabbi Jacobson says, “think about it.”

Each show offers insight into various topics relating to faith; specifically the stories, lessons, and teachings of the Torah. Rabbi Jacobson is the Director of Development at Yeshivas Darchei Torah.

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Past Episodes…
  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 56

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 56

    September 20, 2018. Rabbi Tzvi is joined by special guest Neal Zalenko. He is here to discuss Yom Kippur, the Torah portion and the upcoming Sukkot holiday.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 55

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 55

    September 13, 2018. Join Rabbi Tzvi and his special guest, Joe Sabrin. He is the author of We Dared to Live, a story of a Jewish partisan in World War II.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 54

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 54

    September 6, 2018. Special guest Mark Gruell joins Rabbi Tzvi in studio. He is here discussing proper eating habits on the holidays. Also, talking about his book, If you only Knew!!! what really makes you fat.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 53

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 53

    August 30, 2018. Join Rabbi Tzvi and his special guests Amy and John Pregulman. They are the co-founders of KAVOD. They are talking about caring for holocaust survivors, along with the laws of the first fruit. Also, special foods on Rosh Hashana and our special segment, you got to be kidding me.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 52

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 52

    August 23, 2018. Rabbi Tzvi discusses the shofar, returning lost objects, and forced charity. Along with trending news and our word of the week.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 51

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 51

    August 16, 2018. Rabbi Tzvi discusses Kings, prophets, judges, the good and bad and everything in between. Plus our word of the week and trending news.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 50

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 50

    August 9, 2018. Rabbi Tzvi talks about serving God with all your heart, soul, and your abilities. Also, tune in for trending news, and what bees have to do with war.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 49

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 49

    August 2, 2018. Special guest Rachel Beck joins Rabbi Tzvi in studio. Discussing racism and anti-semitism. Also, her soon to be released book, "Finding Your Way."

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 48

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 48

    July 26, 2018. Special guest Aleeza Ben Shalom joins Rabbi Tzvi in studio. She is a dating coach coming to discuss just that along with her book, "Get Real Get Married."

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 47

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 47

    July 19, 2018 - Special In-Studio guests Ruth Bergman and Sarah Saltzman from the Holocaust Memorial Center.  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 46

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 46

    July 12, 2018. Special guest Deborah Levine joins Rabbi Tzvi to discuss her book, "The Liberators Daughter." Plus, Deborah's role in Jewish federations and how her father's role impacted her life.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 45

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 45

    July 5, 2018. Special guest Ora Davy joins Rabbi Tzvi to discuss her play: "Rebuilding Vanished Lives." Plus a new weekly segment with Rabbi Yonason Goldson of ethical imperatives.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 44

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 44

    June 28, 2018. Special guest Rabbi Yonason Goldson joins Tzvi. Talking about Balak Bilam and his donkey, and blessings and curses. Don't forget your trending news, and word of the week!

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 43

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 43

    June 21, 2018. Special guest Baruch C. Cohen Esq joins Rabbi Tavi Jacobson. He's discussing how to deal with tragedy and pain, and his new book: "Grieving and Healing: through the Prism of Torah; A bereaved parent's spiritual journey beyond pain & grief." In loving memory of Hindy Cohen.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 42

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 42

    June 14, 2018. Special guest Nina Yahalomi Klevitsky joins the Rabbi in studio. Talking about a great local event. Also, getting ready for Father's Day.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 41

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 41

    June 10, 2018. Topics discussed today are spies and slander, the land of Israel and it’s fruits, fundraising events, and the always anticipated word of the week!

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 40

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 40

    June 3, 2018. Special guests Neal Zalenko joins Rabbi Tzvi. Talking about the Menora, end of the school year, Manna - food from heaven, and of course the letter and word of the week!

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 39

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 39

    May 27, 2018. Topics today, Stealing from a convert, Sotah – the disloyal wife, Peace and erasing God’s name, Nazir – how Holy do I go, Dedication of the Tabernacle.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 38

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 38

    May 17, 2018. Rabbi Tzvi in preparation of the holiday talks about Shmitah/Sabbatical year, Yovel/Jubalee year, Jewish Slaves, Shavuot/Pentecost, The story of Ruth along with your word and letter of the week as always.

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 37

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 37

    May 6, 2018. Special guest Motti Nederlander joins the Rabbi in studio. Topics discussed are as follows: Sanctifying God’s name written and oral Law, samaritans and the written law, Lag Ba’Omer, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai; bonfires, bows and arrows, a new segment called you had a bad day. Also, the word of the week!

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 36

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 36

    April 29. 2018. Rabbi Tzvi has his wife, Morah Bassie Jacobson on as a special guest in studio. Also, Sharon Hart - Green joins on the phone to discuss her book, "Come Back For Me." 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 35

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 35

    April 22, 2018. Rabbi Tzvi is joined by special guest Alex Goldis. This week's Torah portion will be about Slander/Loshon Harah, Leprosy, and Proper speech. Very insightful, and stay tuned for trending news and the letter and word of the week!  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 34

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 34

    April 15, 2018. The Rabbi is joined by special guest Noach Tolwin to discuss his personal experiences in being a soldier. Also, he drives a tank how cool is that? Topics are Yom HaZikaron which is Memorial Day for Israel. Yom Ha'atzmaut being Independence Day for Israel. Kosher animals, the letter and word of the week plus so much more. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 33

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 33

    April 8, 2018. Special guest in studio is Rob Roth to discuss AIPAC and what the organization stands for. Other topics discussed are Isru Chag, Land of Israel, Circumcision and Passover, Passover being the holiday of freedom, plus trending news and the word and letter of the week. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 32

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 32

    March 25, 2018. Joined by special guest Hy Safran. Topics include Achdus and the Jewish people, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Passover sacrifice, and many more. With trending news and the word and letter of the week. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 31

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 31

    March 18, 2018. Special guest Abraham Ben Ze'ev joins Rabbi Tzvi. Discussion topics include: Vayikra, Small children/small aleph, sacrifices, passover, trending news and of course the letter and word of the week and much more. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 30

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 30

    March 11, 2018. Special guest Jason Goldis in studio. Topics are Vayakhel - Pekudei, Building the Tabernacle, Jewish Values, The Sabbath and many more including trending news and the word of the week. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 29

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 29

    March 4, 2018. Discussion topics including Key Sisa, Half Shekel, Golden Calf, and Moses breaking the tablets. Also the letter and word of the week plus trending news as always. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 28

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 28

    February 25, 2018. Topics today are the story of Purim, Purim being a kid's holiday, Queen Esther and Mordechai, Haman and the annihilation of the Jewish people, Presents for the poor, festive meal, and read the Megilah, and more plus the word of the week.   

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 27

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 27

    February 18, 2018. Tzvi and Peter discuss Terumah, Tabernacle/Temple, Golden Ark, Cherubim, Menorah and the Knesset Menorah. Not to mention all of the trending topics going on in the world. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 26

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 26

    February 11, 2018. Rabbi Tsvi and Peter Perlman discuss Mishpatim, Jewish slaves, thieves and robbers, no interest, converts, widows and orphans being without a male figure, receiving the Torah, and the always popular word of the week! 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 25

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 25

    February 4, 2018. Joined again by Peter Perlman. Topics are Yisro/Jethro, Jethro coming to the Jewish people, Receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai, the 10 commandments, Tu B'shvat - New year for Trees, the word of the week, and of course talking about the Super Bowl and Super Sunday! 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 24

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 24

    January 28, 2018. Special Guest - Steve Weisberg. Bishalach; Leaving Egypt; Bones of Joseph; Splitting the Red Sea; Amazon grocery store; Couple accidentally donates money savings in can food drive; Detroit International Auto Show; Hallelujah.  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 23

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 23

    January 21, 2018. Tzvi and Peter discuss the Torah in depth as well as children and holidays and individual definition of "fair." Continuing with plagues; more specifically the 10th plague which is of the first born. Hardening Pharaoh's heart, passover sacrifice and circumcision were also covered. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 22

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 22

    January 14, 2017: Special Guest Buzz Van Houten. Discussion Topics - #4 – Magic number 4 on Passover; Moses’s Family; Magic and Miracles; 10 Plagues; blood and money, frogs and anger; Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Shlomo Rubashkin and President Trump; Word of the week; Gomel/Kindness.  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 21

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 21

    January 7, 2018. Shmos/Exodus; Creation of Jewish nation; Pharoh forgets Joseph – enslaves Jewish people ;G-d’s sense of humor; Leaders don’t have to be perfect; Iran, American Girl doll, and the Nigerian prince; Word of the week – Bracha/Blessing .  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 20

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 20

    December 31, 2017. Special guest Peter Perlman. Jacob ask to be buried in Israel; Kindness of Truth; Jacob's Retirement; Fast Day - The Ten of Teves; Jerusalem; Opioids; Rubashkin; Aleph 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 19

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 19

    December 24, 2017: Episode for the holidays.  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 18

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 18

    December 17, 2017: Mikeitz; Joseph and the brothers. Hanukkah - the history.  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 17

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 17

    December 10, 2017: Joseph and the Brothers; Dreams; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Joseph and Poiphar's Wife; The Butler and the Baker.  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 16

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 16

    December 3, 2017:  Discussion topics - Jacob and Eisav; Jacob Fights the Angel; Preparing for war and peace; Children; Simon and Levi wipe out the city Shechem.   

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 15

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 15

    November 26, 2017: Discussion Topics - Thanksgiving: What people are thankful for; How to be truly thankful; Fake Vs. Real Thanks; What to be thankful for; Showing gratitude.  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 14

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 14

    November 19, 2017:  Rabbi Tzvi Jacobson featuring Ben and Jamie.  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 13

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 13

    November 12, 2017: Discussion topics - Jewish way of mourning; Sarah dies and Abraham has to bury her; Never feel bad when you do a good deed. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 12

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 12

    October 22, 2017:  Noah; Noah and the Flood; Is the Torah racist?  

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 11

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 11

    October 15, 2017: Special Guest  - Esti Jacobson; Round Table Discussion Topic(s) - Creation; The Book of Bashis; Prophecy. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 10

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 10

    October 8, 2017: Succah; 4 species; Peace; Simchat Torah, Water Sacrifice. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 9

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 9

    October 1, 2017: Special guest Ethan Davidson round table discussion and musical performance. 

  • Lets Talk Torah – Episode 8

    Lets Talk Torah – Episode 8

    September 24, 2017: Yom Kipur; Repentance & Forgiveness; The Temple & High Priests; Fasting; Fake News. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 7

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 7

    September 17, 2017:  Torah Scroll discussion; Special Phone Guest - Debbie Stern; Rosh Hashana; Fake News. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 6

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 6

    September 10, 2017:  Hurricanes; Torah discussion - First Fruit; Blessings and Curses; Reward and Punishment; Fake News. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 5

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 5

    September 3, 2017: Torah Discussion - On the Phone Morrah Bassie on the subject of Raising Children; Returning Lost Items; Fake News! 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 4

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 4

    August 27, 2017 - Torah Discussion: Law; Kings; Moses and Michaelangelo; Fake News. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 3

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 3

    August 20, 2017 - Torah Discussion: Getting Ready for School; Special guests Tvzi's children. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 2

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 2

    August 13, 2017 - Torah based discussion: 7 Fruits of Isael;Bread; Prayer; Fake News. 

  • Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 1

    Let’s Talk Torah – Episode 1

    Hosted by Rabbi Tzvi Jacobson - August 13, 2017 . 

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