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Jun 9, 2010 | Category: Rare Finds

Why Did You Change Your Mind?

Jun 9, 2010—It's an eternal question, and one that is compelling, revealing and worth contemplating.  So The Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El in New York is posing it to people within the Jewish community and posting podcast discussions on its website.

"It's an open-ended question and the answers and explanations reflect on who they are and how they became who they are," said Darone Ruskay, managing director of The Skirball Center. "Everyone we ask finds his or her own meaning within that question and we can all find enlightenment and perspective from them."

The podcast series, Why I Changed My Mind, began earlier this year and includes the likes of Mishael Zion, author and teacher of Talmud and Jewish Thought, reflecting on the idea of Lashon Ha'ra, or gossip, to Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, Skirball's new executive director, speaking on why he changed his mind on the idea of theology after the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, where a close friend perished.

New podcast interviews will be added at regular intervals. They can be found at

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