Rabbi Ismar Schorsch http://redriverradio.org en Why This Night with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch http://redriverradio.org/post/why-night-rabbi-ismar-schorsch-1 <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This special is a new production in a series of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry </span>Josephson<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi </span>Ismar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Schorsch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. Dr. </span>Schorsch<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the </span>Seder<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The music of Passover, sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world, is artfully woven in and out of the conversation. The music was chosen by Cantor Marcia </span>Tilchin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Associate Producer. The program was developed and produced by Larry </span>Josephson<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and edited and mixed by Peter </span>Zanger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 42498 at http://redriverradio.org Why This Night with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch Remember Us Unto Life with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch http://redriverradio.org/post/remember-us-unto-life-rabbi-ismar-schorsch <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, September 8 at 6 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Host Larry </span>Josephson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Rabbi </span>Ismar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Schorsch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the Jewish High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age. &nbsp;The Jewish High Holy Days are the most solemn time on the Jewish calendar. The ten-day period between &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rosh Hashanah&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(The Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are a period of renewal and reflection. Larry </span>Josephson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Rabbi </span>Ismar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Schorsch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age. Music appropriate to the High Holy Days is interspersed throughout.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 32473 at http://redriverradio.org Remember Us Unto Life with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch Why This Night with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch http://redriverradio.org/post/why-night-rabbi-ismar-schorsch-0 <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This special is a new production in a series of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry </span>Josephson<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi </span>Ismar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schorsch</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. Dr. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schorsch</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seder</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The music of Passover, sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world, is artfully woven in and out of the conversation. The music was chosen by Cantor Marcia </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tilchin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Associate Producer. The program was developed and produced by Larry </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Josephson</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and edited and mixed by Peter </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zanger</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 25045 at http://redriverradio.org Why This Night with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch Hanukkah A Great Miracle Happened There http://redriverradio.org/post/hanukkah-great-miracle-happened-there <p><strong>Airs Monday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m. &nbsp;</strong>"A Great Miracle Happened There: A &nbsp;Hanukkah Special," is a conversation between Rabbi Ismar Schorsch and Host Larry Josephson about the history, rituals and meaning of Hanukkah--and its importance in our time. Cantors David Lefkowitz and Elisheva Dienstfrey sing the music of Hanukkah. Rabbi Ismar Schorsch explains that Hanukkah is really about a Jewish civil war, a war between assimilated, Hellenized Jews and a pious band of zealots, the Maccabees. The well-known "miracle of the oil," occurs at the end of the story--after the Temple has been retaken by the Maccabees, and rededicated and cleansed. Rabbi Schorsch also talks about Hanukkah as "the Jewish Christmas." Dr. Ismar Schorsch is Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Larry Josephson is a veteran public radio host and interviewer, whose programs have been heard in New York, and&nbsp;nationwide for over 35 years. Glorious music of Hanukkah is sung by Cantor David Lefkowitz of The Park Avenue Synagogue in New York, and by&nbsp;Cantor Elisheva Dienstfrey, now of Congregation Agudas Achim in Alexandria, Virginia. Both are graduates of the Seminary. Additional music from&nbsp;"Voice of the Turtle" and the Zamir Chorale of Boston.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:00:00 +0000 20848 at http://redriverradio.org Hanukkah A Great Miracle Happened There Remember Us Unto Life http://redriverradio.org/post/remember-us-unto-life <p><strong>Airs Sunday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.</strong> Host Larry Josephson talks with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the Jewish High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age.&nbsp; The Jewish High Holy Days are the most solemn time on the Jewish calendar. The ten-day period between Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are a period of renewal and reflection. Larry Josephson talks with Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, about the history, liturgy and customs of the High Holy Days, and the value of these ancient rituals in the modern age. Music appropriate to the High Holy Days is interspersed throughout. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Larry Josephson, 17379 at http://redriverradio.org Remember Us Unto Life