10 episodes

Every week, Rabbi David Kasher takes us on a 15-minute dive into the Parsha (the weekly Torah portion), to see some of its layers and complexity. We'll try to get a feeling for why this text has captured the human imagination for millennia, and why the Torah truly is the greatest story ever told.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Every week, Rabbi David Kasher takes us on a 15-minute dive into the Parsha (the weekly Torah portion), to see some of its layers and complexity. We'll try to get a feeling for why this text has captured the human imagination for millennia, and why the Torah truly is the greatest story ever told.

    Ep 10: Torah Dreams - Parshat Mikeitz

    Ep 10: Torah Dreams - Parshat Mikeitz

    Joseph rises to power in Egypt on the strength of his dream interpretations. But where did he learn how to do this so convincingly? Listen carefully, and you’ll find out. 

    • 11 min
    Ep 9: Weird, Wild Stuff - Parshat Vayeishev

    Ep 9: Weird, Wild Stuff - Parshat Vayeishev

    The rabbis of the Talmud dig their fingers into the Joseph story and come up with some weird, wild stuff. 

    • 15 min
    EP 8: Vampire Torah - Parshat Vayishlah

    EP 8: Vampire Torah - Parshat Vayishlah

    There's a vampire hiding in your Torah. To find him, you'll have to connect the dots.

    • 13 min
    EP 7: Talking Rocks - Parshat Vayetzei

    EP 7: Talking Rocks - Parshat Vayetzei

    A talking snake. A talking donkey. And now… talking rocks! Are we really supposed to believe this stuff?! A 16th-century Jewish philosopher offers us a novel approach for reading the wildest texts in our religious tradition.

    • 12 min
    EP 6: Playing Favorites - Parshat Toldot

    EP 6: Playing Favorites - Parshat Toldot

    In this week's parsha, parents are playing favorites - and so is Rabbi Kasher.

    • 15 min
    Kindred Spirits - Parsha Hayei Sara

    Kindred Spirits - Parsha Hayei Sara

    A Kabbalistic legend traces the Abrahamic family tree to a mysterious village of wise ones who possess great spiritual gifts. A 17th-century Hebrew printer thinks he’s figured out where it is.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Frustrated in 10024 ,

With Insight

And humor and depth, Rabbi Kasher teaches the weekly Torah portion with precise insight. Awesome! Thank you.

Coach Marissa ,

Hooked

I’ve only listened to 2 episodes, but I’m already hooked!I love Rabbi Kasher’s whole new take on the stories that we think we know.

LBParshaNUTfan ,

The best podcast

The best podcast about the best book. Shareable Torah teachings that are funny, provocative, accessible, text-driven, and easy to multitask with! Highly recommend

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