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On the Other Hand
Ten Minutes of Torah
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah, a podcast presented by Each week, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union For Reform Judaism, will offer divrei Torah (insights into the weekly Torah portion) to help open up Jewish thought and its contemporary influence on your life. He condenses 2,000 years of Jewish wisdom into just 10 minutes of modern-day commentary. There are plenty of ways to interpret Torah and we want to hear what you think. You can weigh in on this week’s Torah portion by talking to us on Twitter @URJ or at
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 258 ratings
Finally a podcast that provides inspiration for jews like me. I am sorry that this podcast stopped over a year ago - I just found it! Fortunately there are lots of episodes to review. I hope they get back to it - the liberal Jewish community needs leadership and grounding more than ever =...Read full review »
MSeiderMD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/21
Rabbi Jacobs is very clear in his explanations and I feel he understands me as a multi ethnic Jewish women. After listening to him I always feel that I want to be a better person. I want to learn more about my Judaism and get closer to Hashem. And I want to try to make the world better for all...Read full review »
Marlene April via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/20
Part of my weekly routine
This podcast has become a part of my weekly routine. Part of studying Torah is contemplating what the parasha ‘means to you’. How does this ancient text still resonate today? While I may not walk away from every podcast in complete agreement with the thoughts of the week, I certainly have food...Read full review »
Sylphie9 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/03/19
Recent Episodes
After four years of bringing you a new episode nearly every week, this podcast is taking a little break. Listen to this episode to learn more about our hiatus and where to find us in the meantime.
Published 06/15/20
Most of us today aren’t tasked with wandering through the desert, like the ancient Israelites were... but we still find plenty to kvetch about! What if, instead of focusing on small annoyances, we turned to community-building and togetherness? This episode first aired in May 2018.
Published 06/08/20
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