Bully Pulpit Podcast Passionate discussions on the issues that are inspiring our leaders and thinkers in the Jewish world. Featured Podcast Advocacy & Activism Rabbi Jonah Pesner discusses the history and work of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Welcoming the Stranger Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, HIAS vice president for Community Engagement, provides an overview of the immigration crisis and HIAS’ role in helping the stranger. What Makes Me a Reform Jew? Rabbi Ellenson examines the tensions of Jews as they moved from seclusion in the pre-modern Jewish world to assimilation and the evolution of Reform Judaism. Immigration Ban and the Law Erwin Chemerinsky discusses the immigration ban, states’ rights issues, and the emoluments suit against the President. How We Talk About God Rabbi Michael Marmur explores the way language influences how we think and speak about God. Poetry and Translation Dr. Tzvia Back discusses how her poetic sensibility enables her to inhabit and translate the work of Israeli poet, Tuvia Ruebner. How We Talk About Disability Matan Koch leads us through a thoughtful discussion on the language disability and the unintended benefits of privilege. Memory and Conscience Alice Greenwald discusses the complexities of memorializing tragic events. Jewish Texts Matter Rabbi Aaron Panken discusses the impact and relevance of Jewish texts today. Torah for Our Times For Rabbi Denise Eger, Torah helps us navigate the process of living. From acknowledging God’s flaws to living with intention, Rabbi Eger gives us a Torah for our times. Aging Jewishly Rabbi Laura Geller discusses Next Stage: Temple Emanuel’s Boomers & Beyond Initiative designed to address the needs of community members fifty and above. Pioneer Rabbi As America’s first female rabbi, Sally Priesand reflects on the responsibility of being first and how it has shaped her life. Supreme Myths Law professor and author, Eric Segall, investigates central myths about the Supreme Court and its judges. The Jewels of Judaism Rabbi Zoë Klein addresses the question, “How do we uncover the richness of Jewish spirituality?” Shared Society in Israel Mohammad Darawshe discusses co-existence and equality, two ends of the spectrum in Israel. Muslim Violence Through a Jewish Lens Professor Reuven Firestone uses the Bully Pulpit to explain Muslim violence through a Jewish lens. Being on the Margins Rabbi Edyth Mencher takes a look at what holds us back from engaging with people we think of as “other.” Journalism, Jewish Identity and Society Alana Newhouse, editor-in-chief of Tablet Magazine, takes us on a thoughtful tour of Jewish journalism, identity and culture. Critique and Rebuke How far should we go to change someone’s opinion? Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi takes a look at Jewish tradition and draws a line. American Judaism in Israel From Liberal Zionism to the state of Israel, Rabbi Rick Jacobs discusses Reform Judaism’s strengths and challenges in grappling with today’s pressing issues. Reach Up Reform Judaism Rabbi Goldstein encourages her congregation to reach thru their comfort zone to become knowledgable and observant congregants. Jewish Law in Reform Judaism Join Rabbi Mark Washofsky as he discusses the impact of law on Jewish life and it’s place within the Reform movement. Muslims and the Making of America Dr. Hussain examines how Muslims have shaped and transformed American identity. Music Speaks to Our Experience Cantor Sacks explores how we can continue to create meaningful worship experiences through music and song. Is the Jewish Vote Still Liberal in America? Is the American Jewish Vote Still Liberal? Join Dr. Windmueller and Dean Holo as they unpack the Jewish political landscape. Enriching Lay Leadership Rabbi Samuel Joseph takes a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities for building congregational leadership. Interfaith Worship and Feminist Theology Professor Walton discusses the challenges of interfaith worship, feminist theology’s long journey and hierarchies in religious institutions. Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Legacy In our first live podcast, Rabbi Marmur discusses Heschel’s legacy and the possibility for community leadership. Spiritual Parenting Rabbi Paul Kipnes discusses the deep anxiety, stress and pressure on kids today and offers some wise advice for parents. Hebrew and Jewish Identity Why should we care about Hebrew? Rabbi Joshua Weinberg examines Hebrew as the carrier of culture and window into Judaism. Relational Judaism From Chabad to Disney, Dr. Wolfson explores how synagogues can incorporate ideas from successful organizations to build stronger communal ties. American Jewish Identity and Dissent What defines American Jewish identity? Join Rabbi Goor in a searching discussion on politics and the pulpit. American and Israeli Jews American and Israeli Jews diverge in ways fundamental to where they live. Join Alan Cooperman as he explores those differences. Judaism in the Digital Age Rabbi Owen Gottlieb discusses contemporary technologies for the transformation of Jewish learning. Medieval to Modern Perspectives in Jewish Art Join Dr. Mann for a wide-ranging discussion on the influence of Jewish craftsmen in the Medieval period to how Jewish art engages with contemporary art. Faith Matters Reverend Jennifer Bailey explores how people of diverse backgrounds and racial identities can be brought to a space of equality. Hospice, Interfaith and Halakha Rabbi Scheinerman draws from a wide range of interests as she discusses the needs of the dying, interfaith work and her love of halakha.