48 episodes

Join us as we take a deep dive into a topic from the Daf Yomi, the daily page of Talmud, with modern-day Sages of Torah and the world who can draw from their unique expertise to share modern and creative perspectives on the text.

Interleaved: A Talmudic Podcast Netanel Zellis-Paley

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Join us as we take a deep dive into a topic from the Daf Yomi, the daily page of Talmud, with modern-day Sages of Torah and the world who can draw from their unique expertise to share modern and creative perspectives on the text.

    Taanit No.2: Tu B'Shvat or Not Tu B’Shvat

    Taanit No.2: Tu B'Shvat or Not Tu B’Shvat

    How is climate a Divine language? Why should you get to know a tree?
    Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman is a writer, activist, and song-leader in Boston. She serves as the Director of Professional Development at Hebrew College, and as a rabbinic consultant to Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action.  She is a contributing author to Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis, and her song “The Tide Is Rising,” which she co-wrote with her husband Yotam Schachter, has spread as an anthem in the climate movement.
    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 45 min
    Megillah No.2: Layn Change

    Megillah No.2: Layn Change

    What does an inclusive Megillah reading sound like?  What could the future of layning be? 
    Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe serves as the Associate Rabba at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in Bronx, NY. A 2017 graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, she has taught many people women and girls to leyn and is the voice of the JOFA Megillat Esther and Megillat Rut apps.
    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 32 min
    Megillah No.1: The Whole Megillah

    Megillah No.1: The Whole Megillah

    Why is the Sages’ exposition of the Book of Esther so imaginative? How do we avoid blurring the lines between Midrashic homilies and what’s actually written in the text?
    Dr. Eliezer Segal is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary. He is widely published and some of his recent books include From Sermon to Commentary: Expounding the Bible in Talmudic Babylonia and Sanctified Seasons.  Additionally he is the author of “The Babylonian Esther Midrash: A Critical Commentary.”
    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp


    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 36 min
    Taanit No.1: Prayin' for the Rain

    Taanit No.1: Prayin' for the Rain

    How did the Sages of the Talmud understand the connection between rain and the Divine? How do talmudic stories impart ethical values? 
    Dr. Jonathan Wyn Schofer is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, with affiliation in the Schustermann Center for Jewish Studies at The University at Texas at Austin. He has published work on the connections between law, theology, and ethics in canonical Jewish sources of late antiquity, including his first book, The Making of a Sage: A Study in Rabbinic Ethics.  His essay “Theology and Cosmology in Rabbinic Ethics: The Pedagogical Significance of Rainmaking Narratives”  is the groundwork for a chapter on drought in his second book, Confronting Vulnerability: The Body and the Divine in Rabbinic Ethics. 


    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    View a source sheet for this episode here.
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 31 min
    Rosh Hashanah No.3: It's Hadran Time

    Rosh Hashanah No.3: It's Hadran Time

    Hadran Alach Mesekhet Rosh Hashanah!  Since the modern period and beyond, the communal creative practice of calendar making, which our Tractate has mainly focused on, has mostly left us — but not entirely. Hear from some of the artists and collaborators of The Radical Jewish Calendar Project. 
    Rabbi Ariana Katz is the layout editor for the Radical Jewish Calendar project. She is also the founding rabbi of Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl.  
    Ariel DiOrio is a Boston-based artist, educator, designer, and photographer who finds inspiration in projects that use creativity to promote social change. Her work is featured for the month of Shevat. 
    Ayeola Omolara Kaplan is a visual artist and abolitionist. Her work is featured for the month of Adar II. 
    Blue Reinhard is a student studying Studio Art at Occidental College. Their work is featured for the month of Tammuz. 
    Katherine Leung is an artist, activist, and educator. Her work is featured for the month of Av. 
    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp
    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.


    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

    • 30 min
    Rosh Hashanah No.2: Shofar, So Good

    Rosh Hashanah No.2: Shofar, So Good

    What makes the shofar unique among Biblical instruments? How can a commandment to hear teach us to listen?


    Dr. Jonathan L. Friedmann is a scholar and practitioner of Jewish music. He serves as a pulpit cantor, he composes and arranges music, is a researcher in the area of the history and functions of synagogue song, and teaches at the Academy for Jewish Religion California. He has numerous books on music and religion and was co-editor of “Qol Tamid: The Shofar in Ritual, History, and Culture.”


    Special thanks to our executive producer, Adina Karp


    View a source sheet for this episode here.


    Keep up with Interleaved on Facebook and Twitter.




    Music from https://filmmusic.io


    "Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)


    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

azellis ,

Love the podcast

I find this to be an intriguing listen. Thank you for the work you all put in.

Geography34 ,

Fascinating listening

These podcasts are a perfect analysis of the Talmud using current topics, to help us understand and appreciate the timelessness of our writings and traditions. Netanel’s interpretations help broaden our understanding of the text.Just finished listening to Tziona Zellis’ story- she is an inspiration and example to anyone dealing with life challenges in her sensitivity and real approach to issues that some may find difficult to talk about.

David from Langhorne ,

Farmer episode

This episode is excellent and well worth your time. It is nice to gain a different perspective on life from this accomplished women. Congratulations to the team for finding this engaging guest and for the fabulous interview.

The Dream episode.
Thanks to the amazing preparation by Netanel Zellis-Paley, Dr. Cheryl Goldstein is able to display her extraordinary knowledge of the topic. Please take advantage of reading the show notes to really appreciate the conversation. Great job!!!!

The Prosthesis Episode.
This is the most amazing episode because it is not just a deep dive into gamara, but also a deep dive into the story of.a courageous, inspirational amputee. Tziona gives in inside view of being an amputee. Best episode yet and a true tribute to Hashem’s greatness. Keep up the great work.

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
AccessMore
D-Group
Hank Smith & John Bytheway
Christianity Today
Sadie Robertson

You Might Also Like

Seforimchatter
Elli Fischer
Tablet Magazine
Shalom Hartman Institute
18Forty
Marshall Poe