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ChabadTalk Podcast

Sit back and listen as your world turns on its head

Listen to compelling podcasts by Tzvi Freeman and let him turn your world on its head as he probes the mysteries of life, purpose and the Jewish People.

Consciousness
What’s a conscious being like me doing in a cold universe like this?
It is the height of human audacity to assume that we are fantastic instances of consciousness that have somehow emerged out of a dumb universe—much like the teenager who can’t understand how such a bright guy like me came from parents who have no brains.
Who Came Up With Tikkun Olam?
Don’t surrender. Don’t escape. Fix the world.
From the soon-to-be-released book “Wisdom to Fix the Earth”
Free Will and G-d's Plans
All the responsibility, no room for despair
Darkness Speaks
Audio | 7:06
Darkness Speaks
From the book, “Wisdom to Heal the Earth”
At the outset of Creation, He removed all light. And that is the source of all that ever goes wrong.
What Brought This Rebel Back for Rosh Hashanah
On the utter awesomeness of the Days of Awe
By adolescence I was doing my own thing on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—and it wasn't anywhere near a synagogue.
10 Things I Really Don't Want to Hear from My Rabbi on Rosh Hashanah
An open letter
Rabbi, here are a few tips, just suggestions mind you, of things you might say in your sermon that might interest me—if come.
Psilocybin and the 40-Year Trip
If you don't get there on your own, you're prone to trip and fall.
Divine Madness
Audio | 8:08
Divine Madness
The Haggadah and Jewish Education
Crucial lessons to take from the Haggadah for the whole year
From a child's answers, you might know something about what the child knows. From a child's question, you know who the child is.
Is the Haggadah's Retort to the Wicked Child Wicked Parenting?
Redeeming the Wicked Child of Passover
Poway and the Struggle for America’s Soul
If you’re a Jew in America today, there’s a good chance you’re concerned.
Why Now Is the Time for a Moment of Silence
What could be more valuable to a young mind than respite from the noise?
America’s White Militant Neo-Antisemitism
What Are Its Causes and How Can We Defeat It?
The only way to actually reduce antisemitism is to deal with it at its core.
Three Friends and Three Dogs
A Parable of the Baal Shem Tov
A king had three friends. But he was informed that they were not his friends. So he gave each of the three friends a royal dog.
Three Simple Steps To Disarm an Angry Person
Turn confrontation into friendship
Return bullets with flowers. Lie low. Ponder what you like about this person. And then defuse the whole situation with a smile.
How To Avoid Exploding In Elul
On the ugly necessity of growing up
What happens if you gain wisdom but refuse to grow up?
Tehillim With Tears
Audio | 13:24
Tehillim With Tears
On the lifelong journey to get out one sincere word.
The Tear-Soaked Selichot of Reb Meir
Squeezing Out the Jewish Heart
Why is Rosh Hashanah Before Yom Kippur?
Is it possible we've gotten these holidays all wrong?
Maybe we’ve got everything 100% wrong. Because if we’re thinking the holidays are backward, it’s likely we’ve got their meanings backward.
How Does Yom Kippur Work?
DIY Soul Repair
Only you can fix yourself. What does a particular day of the year have to offer?
Should You Trust It Will Be Good When Everything Looks Bad?
A letter to a Jew at the doors of the next world
Even as the cold blade of a sharp sword lies upon your neck…