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September 6, 2018

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.

    August 23, 2018

    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.

      August 9, 2018

      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.

        July 26, 2018

        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.”

          July 12, 2018

          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.

            June 14, 2018

            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.

              June 10, 2018

              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!

                January 28, 2018

                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.  

                  March 30, 2018

                  What’s With the Number 4?


                  Did you ever notice how many times the number 4 comes up at the Passover seder?

                  There are
                  4 cups of wine,
                  4 questions,
                  4 sons, and
                  4 steps to the salvation from Egypt.

                  Is there anything special about this number in regards to Passover?

                  The Vilna Gaon (an 18th century Torah scholar) explains, during the time of the Temple, when a person wanted to thank G-d, he would bring a special thank you offering. There were 4 people who were required to bring this sacrifice (others could also bring this sacrifice but in 4 cases it was an obligation): a person who crossed a sea, a person who crossed a desert, a person who was healed, and a person who got out of jail. If you think about it, you will notice all these happened to the Jewish people when they left Egypt.

                  We went out into the desert, crossed the Red Sea, left the jail of Egypt, and the Talmud says all the sick were miraculously healed. The night of Passover is one in which we need to remember to thank G-d for all the miracles he did for us, and the number 4 helps us remember them.

                  Think about it!

                  About the Author

                  Rabbi Tzvi Jacobson, Host of Let’s Talk Torah on the New Radio Media Community Channel

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                  I am the Director of Development and the 3rd Grade Judaic studies teacher for Yeshivas Darchei Torah located in Southfield, Michigan. In these roles, I am able to pursue both my passions; teaching children and meeting people from all walks of life who share an interest in the education of children.

                  I love to be challenged; whether in the classroom helping a child with learning or behavior difficulties, or helping Yeshivas Darchei Torah meet its financial obligation.

                  As a teacher, I like to keep my students guessing what’s next. Whether it’s puppet shows, stories, trips or programs, my classroom is always warm and exciting. I enjoy studying Torah, and I love to share.