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
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.
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.
EP 8: Vampire Torah - Parshat Vayishlah
There's a vampire hiding in your Torah. To find him, you'll have to connect the dots.
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.
EP 6: Playing Favorites - Parshat Toldot
In this week's parsha, parents are playing favorites - and so is Rabbi Kasher.
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.
And humor and depth, Rabbi Kasher teaches the weekly Torah portion with precise insight. Awesome! Thank you.
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.
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