Introducing The Power Of, Unpacked’s New Podcast on the Relevance of Judaism

Unpacked, a division of OpenDor Media, has announced the release of a new 10-part podcast called The Power Of, hosted by Dr. Noam Weissman, head of content for Unpacked, a division of OpenDor Media. Episodes will drop weekly starting in early December 2021 and will be available for free for all listeners on all podcast platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts. 

“Judaism isn’t something that should be limited to a weekly or annual visit to synagogue,” said Rivky Stern, head of podcasts for Unpacked. “Noam explores how much Judaism can help us in our day-to-day life including helping us understand love, forgiveness, happiness, and other complicated ideas”

In The Power Of, Noam invites you to listen in on his journey to explore what Judaism has to say about some of life’s toughest topics. While the conversations will involve Jewish texts and concepts, they’re not purely academic: Each weekly episode is more than just an interview; it’s a deep and meaningful dive into what Judaism can offer us today.

“Noam and each guest have authentic, honest, and sometimes difficult conversations. They bring their full selves to a real conversation — they are experts, yes, but they also showcase their humanity,” said OpenDor Media’s CEO, Andrew Savage…

The ten guests and topics are:

  1. Dr. Moshe Halbertal on forgiveness
  2. Chloé Valdary on sacrifice/self-transcendence
  3. Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin on happiness
  4. Rabbi Judah Mischel on healthy disagreement
  5. Kylie Unell on empathy
  6. Mike Sweetney on success
  7. Yaakov Langer and Nachi Gordon on the power of words
  8. Mem Bernstein on charity
  9. Adi Heyman on fashion
  10. Meir Kay on love

“In this podcast, I have real conversations with amazingly smart, interesting, and meaningful people, ” said Dr. Noam Weissman. “We discuss our mistakes, struggles, and vulnerabilities, we explore what we have gone through, and how Jewish thought and wisdom has spoken to us in our lives, and what it’s meant to us, even when we least expected it.”

This podcast comes on the heels of the successful Unpacking Israeli History podcast that has spent six weeks at the number one spot of Jewish podcasts in the U.S. and has over 110,000 downloads.

You can listen to the first episode here or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

About Unpacked

Unpacked is a leading global Jewish youth media brand that delivers Jewish and Israel-related ideas in a fun, engaging, fact-filled and thought-provoking way to help young people untangle the complexities of Israel and Judaism. Unpacked is a digital-first brand that produces podcasts, videos and social media, and reaches today’s generation of Jews exactly where they are.

About OpenDor Media

OpenDor Media has been the leading creator of Jewish film content since 2009. It brings Jewish ideas, values and stories to life, delivering them to a global audience of millions using today’s most popular and far-reaching digital platforms. In addition to producing premium Jewish and Israel films, videos and podcasts, OpenDor Media also strengthens local communities around the world by providing educational resources and programming.

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