26 episodes

Rabbi Jay Asher LeVine explores imaginative rabbinic readings of the Hebrew Bible. Each interpretation, called a "midrash", gives us insight into sacred stories from the Jewish tradition, and ultimately into the sacred story of our own lives.

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Rabbi Jay Asher LeVine explores imaginative rabbinic readings of the Hebrew Bible. Each interpretation, called a "midrash", gives us insight into sacred stories from the Jewish tradition, and ultimately into the sacred story of our own lives.

    26. Assorted Ideas on Death and the Afterlife

    26. Assorted Ideas on Death and the Afterlife

    Bereishit Rabbah 96. Shadows, true kindness, and bones rolling to the Holy Land.

    • 14 min
    25. Expanding ‘Approach’

    25. Expanding ‘Approach’

    Bereishit Rabbah 93:3-4. Two takes on what it means that Judah approached Joseph to ask for mercy.

    • 8 min
    24. Decoding Pharaoh’s Dream

    24. Decoding Pharaoh’s Dream

    Bereishit Rabbah 89:4. Who needs Joseph? The midrash offers its own take on Pharaoh's dreams.

    • 14 min
    23. Joseph’s Coat (feat. Rabbi Laura Rumpf)

    23. Joseph’s Coat (feat. Rabbi Laura Rumpf)

    Bereishit Rabbah 88:4. The midrash discusses the meaning of ben zekunim "son of old age"; favoritism; and various meanings of ketonet passim "coat of passim".

    • 23 min
    22. Jacob Prays

    22. Jacob Prays

    Bereishit Rabbah 75:13 Jacob prays to God as he fearfully anticipates meeting his estranged brother Esau after decades apart.

    • 11 min
    21. Place and Prayer (feat. Rabbi Laura Rumpf)

    21. Place and Prayer (feat. Rabbi Laura Rumpf)

    Bereishit Rabbah 68:9. Jacob encounters The Place. Also three opinions on where the daily prayers come from. We welcome guest Rabbi Laura Rumpf (and our son Ami giggles in the background.)

    • 14 min

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Each one has been nothing short of extraordinary with wonderful insights that really give a splendid summary of the earlier class. I also like the music coming at the beginning because it sets the stage for what is to follow. Outstanding!

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