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The Shmooze Radio

Podcasts from the Sunday Schmooze with Rabbi Vigler

Listen to the best of the “Schmooze”, a Jewish radio show in Palm Beach, Florida, featuring Rabbi Dovid Vigler and Mitch Zachary, as they separate fact from fiction and discuss the Jewish view on relevant cotemporary issues with stimulating conversation and engaging interviews.

Father’s Day & the Loss of a Child
A deeply personal conversation with the Chabad-Lubavitch representative on Long Island, New York, Rabbi Tuvia Teldon about balancing his faith with the loss of his own child.
What Is Kabbalah?
Audio | 38:22
What Is Kabbalah?
Rabbi Vigler hosts Rabbi Eyal Reiss, director of the Tzfat Kabbalah Center, in a deep discussion about the life lessons of Kabbalah.
Powerful Symbolism to Tashlich
On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, in the afternoon, we go to a body of water to cast away our sins. Discover deeper meaning behind this curious custom.
The Joy of Sukkot
Audio | 23:46
The Joy of Sukkot
The rabbi shares warm memories from his childhood preparing for the holiday of Sukkot. Experience the beauty of building your own sukkah and getting the “Four Kinds” to shake the Lulav on Sukkot.
Relief Efforts Amid Hurricane Michael
Chabad in north Florida’s humanitarian aid efforts in response to Hurricane Michael. Talking with Rabbi Oirechman and Rabbis Danow.
The Parkland School Shooting
Chabad rabbis discuss their efforts and work with the students and families in the aftermath of the horrific school shootings.
The Mezuzah’s Comforting Protection
Learn about the mitzvah of having a mezuzah affixed to the doors of one’s home, which provides protection and security for its inhabitants.
Our Response to the Pittsburgh Shooting
A conversation with Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, chairman of the educational arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, on the aftermath of the Pittsburgh massacre.
The Menorah Lights at Brandenburg Gate
Bringing the light of Chanukah to the darkest of places.
From Altar Boy to Chabad Rabbi
Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin shares his story of unexpectedly discovering his Judaism.
Reconciling Torah and Science
Professor Daniel Friedmann discusses modern science’s view on the age of the universe and evolution together with his understanding of Torah.
Mrs. Chana Vigler on Chabad Women Emissaries
Rebbetzin Chana Vigler, co-director of Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens in Florid, joins in on a wonderful discussion on the important role of Jewish women and how the Rebbe's teachings inspire Chabad women emissaries in their vital work.
Rabbi Manis Friedman on Theodicy
Reflecting on the aftermath of the horrific tragedies of Parkland and the Pittsburgh synagogue shootings, and grappling with the painful questions of how people doing good deeds can be the victims.