About Amichai Lau-Lavie

Amichai Lau-Lavie is the founder and executive  director of Storahtelling, Inc. a NYC based production company  promoting Judaic literacy and engagement through original performances and educational programs for multi-generational audiences. He is hailed by Time Out NY as 'Super Star of David' and 'iconoclastic mystic,' and as 'one of the most interesting thinkers in the Jewish world' by the NY Jewish Week. Join him for alternative High Holiday Services at City Winery in Downtown NY. www.higholidays.com

Prepent 5771: Just Blow

By August 10, 2010

Today is the first day of guest Amichai Lau-Lavie’s (of Storahtelling) PREPENT 5771: a 40 day virtual journey in preparation for the High and Holy Days.   The shofar blasts begin  today, exactly 40 days before the Day of Atonement. It’s an … Read More

Prepent 5771: Intro to the Days of Awesome

By August 9, 2010

Welcome guest Amichai Lau-Lavie of Storahtelling for PREPENT 5771: a 40 day virtual journey in preparation for the High and Holy Days.  "How happy are you, on a scale of 1-10?" Inevitably, this quiz pops up during check-in phone calls … Read More

Fixing Broken Windows

Fixing Broken Windows
By November 9, 2007

Today, November 9th, is the commemoration of Kristallnacht –the night of broken glass. On this day, in 1938 the broken and vandalized windows of homes, shops, synagogues and schools throughout Germany became a terrible symbol of the great shattering that … Read More

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek
By April 6, 2007

In the special Torah reading for the Shabbat of Passover, we continue reading about the Passover saga, starting from where the Seder left off: the day after the crossing of the sea. Dayenu, cry the tired ex-slaves, on their eternal … Read More

Bread of Hope

Bread of Hope
By March 30, 2007

Click here for the audio version.  Click here for the podcast.  Last week, we ventured into the mysterious terrain of the Leviticus sacrificial cult and its possible modern application. This week, we are delving deeper into the small print of … Read More

Reveling and Revelations

Reveling and Revelations
By March 9, 2007

This weekly Torah episode is Ki Tisa, Hebrew for “The Census,” in which the infamous Golden Calf shows up, among other guests. Moses is downloading revelation up on the mountain, while his brother Aaron is down below, in charge of … Read More

The Charge to Recharge

The Charge to Recharge
By February 16, 2007

Click here for the audio version. Click here for the podcast. Remember when your cell phone ran out of battery when you needed it most? Or worse – your car ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere. Or … Read More

The Chosen People or the Purple People?

The Chosen People or the Purple People?
By February 9, 2007

For the audio version, click here. To subscribe to this podcast, click here. This weekly Torah episode honors Moses’ father-in-law Jethro, who was the High Priest of Midian. (The Midianites were the indigenous people of the Sinai Peninsula). Jethro journeys … Read More