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Parsha in Progress is the latest podcast by Tablet Magazine. Perfect for anyone interested in the Bible, every other week hosts Rabbi Dov Linzer and author Abigail Pogrebin, an Orthodox rabbi and a Reform Jew, delve into a Biblical issue and story, and discuss how this ancient text takes on modern meaning and brings modern challenges. With humor, love, and insight, these focused discussions follow the schedule of the weekly parsha readings in synagogue.

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Parsha in Progress is the latest podcast by Tablet Magazine. Perfect for anyone interested in the Bible, every other week hosts Rabbi Dov Linzer and author Abigail Pogrebin, an Orthodox rabbi and a Reform Jew, delve into a Biblical issue and story, and discuss how this ancient text takes on modern meaning and brings modern challenges. With humor, love, and insight, these focused discussions follow the schedule of the weekly parsha readings in synagogue.

    Why Torah is Like the Rain (Ha'Azinu)

    Why Torah is Like the Rain (Ha'Azinu)

    This week, we conclude the full cycle of parshas with a candid reflection on the end of the podcast, and a consideration of what makes poetry a powerful vehicle for divine messages.
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    • 11 min
    In Your Mouth and in Your Heart (Nitzavim)

    In Your Mouth and in Your Heart (Nitzavim)

    This week, we discuss the poetic insistence of the Bible that every Jew should be able to feel ownership over the Torah's message.
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    • 7 min
    Wayward Sons and Kidnapped Women (Ki Tetzei)

    Wayward Sons and Kidnapped Women (Ki Tetzei)

    This week, we have a lot of questions and few answers as we read some of the Bible's more unsettling passages, and consider what we could learn from situations we hope never actually happen.
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    • 11 min
    Is Compassion Extra Credit? (Re'eh)

    Is Compassion Extra Credit? (Re'eh)

    This week, we debate what it means to "not shut your heart" against the needy, and why compassion is no substitute for justice when it comes to righting social wrongs.
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    • 9 min
    Why Did God Keep Moses From Entering Israel? (Vaetchanan)

    Why Did God Keep Moses From Entering Israel? (Vaetchanan)

    This week, we discuss the importance of Mount Sinai in collective Jewish memory, and why Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land, even though he led the people out of Egypt.
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    • 11 min
    Did God Break a Promise? Did We? (Maatot-Maasei)

    Did God Break a Promise? Did We? (Maatot-Maasei)

    This week, we discuss whether it was a betrayal to make the Exodus generation die in the desert, and debate whether their sin of doubting the goodness of the land earlier in the Bible is similar to Jews hesitant to move to Israel today.
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    • 9 min

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