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Audio: Rabbi Shalom Brodt on Rabbi Akiva, the Omer and Jewish Unity

An interview with Rabbi Sholom Brodt, an inspirational teacher based in Jerusalem.
4/5/2013, 11:59 AM

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Who was Rabbi Akiva? Why does he place so much emphasis on love? How did his wife Rachel change the Torah world? Are we actually expected to love all people? How can we do that? Plus: Rabbi Shalom Brodt shares Reb Shlomo Carlebach's teachings on loving fellow man. Then: If Rabbi Akiva taught about love, why did his students die in a plague? Didn't they love each other?

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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