35 episodes

O.M.f.G, what a wonderful four letter word. Those four letters can say so much in so little time, whether expressing joy or grief, excitement or disappointment, delight and sorrow, impatience or urgency - truly the breadth of human experience. As rabbis, we know that when the stories of our lives meet the stories of Jewish tradition, transformation/growth/something awesome occurs.

OMfG podcast: jewish wisdom for unprecedented times Rabbi Jen Gubitz and Rabbi Jodie Gordon

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

O.M.f.G, what a wonderful four letter word. Those four letters can say so much in so little time, whether expressing joy or grief, excitement or disappointment, delight and sorrow, impatience or urgency - truly the breadth of human experience. As rabbis, we know that when the stories of our lives meet the stories of Jewish tradition, transformation/growth/something awesome occurs.

    Here we are, stuck in the middle with you.

    Here we are, stuck in the middle with you.

    OMfG Season 4, Ep: 3 Here we are, stuck in the middle with you.

    It's been more than 100 days since the horrific events of October 7, and the rabbis JG are checking in. In this terribly challenging moment, it feels like we are in the middle of a story that we wish we knew had a happy ending. This week, we're talking comfort food, comfort tv (clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose) and Jewish wisdom for making our way through tough times.

    • 27 min
    The Israel Episode

    The Israel Episode

    OMfG Season 4 Episode 2: The Israel Episode

    Since the terrifying events of October 7, we've been struggling to find the words for this moment. After nearly seven weeks of watching so much pain and horror unfold, the rabbis JG got together for a long talk about what makes this moment so singularly difficult. From fragmentation to unity, or from doubt to conviction, we hope you'll join for this unique episode as we reflect on the war in Israel.

    • 42 min
    Elul: Warming Up for 5784 with Rabbi Taylor Swift

    Elul: Warming Up for 5784 with Rabbi Taylor Swift

    Omfg it's almost 5784! The Hebrew month of Elul has arrived and the rabbis JG are getting ready! But we could never get ready alone- we get by with a little help from our friends. And so, with gratitude to Rabbi Rachael Pass and Jodie's URJ Eisner Camp tzofim and Olim limud groups, we present to you a little Elul Torah of Swift. From collective effervescence to dealing with regrets, we hope you'll join us as we make our way through the end of summer into a sweet new year ahead. 

    • 21 min
    OMFG: We’re at a Christian Retreat Center!

    OMFG: We’re at a Christian Retreat Center!

    OMFG: We’re at a Christian Retreat Center!

    Live from Middleburg, Virginia (well, live when we recorded it…) the rabbis JG are back together again, and reflecting on themes of rest, renewal and retreat. With gratitude to our friends and teachers, join us for a different kind of episode as we think out loud about where we’ve been, and where we’re going. Happy summer to you!

    • 23 min
    On Preparing to Leave Egypt

    On Preparing to Leave Egypt

    OMfG! It's almost Passover!

    The rabbis JG are getting ready for Passover and hope you'll give a listen as we tackle important questions like "what spiritual chametz are you hoping to rid yourself of this year" and "how long is too long to keep matzah meal"? We're bringing in the wisdom of our rabbis as we get ready for the festival of freedom, so sit back, grab some matzah and a seltzer, and enjoy! And if you're not feeling quite ready for the festival days ahead, don't worry, we got you: there's no way everyone was ready to leave Egypt at the same time.

    • 18 min
    a Holy OMfG Half-time Show

    a Holy OMfG Half-time Show

    Tu BiShevat is here, and we're here for the trees (even if they are currently covered in icicles here in the "coldest place on the planet"). Join the rabbis JG for an unexpected twist on the New Year of the Trees, a mystical moment on the Jewish calendar which we hope to make a bit less mystifying. So grab your favorite tree-grown fruit (we love a good medjool date) and give a listen. Come for the sportball references, stay for the seltzer recs. 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Just Right!

The week before this podcast was announced I was actually searching for a podcast to reconnect with Judaism and struggling to find the right fit. The timing of this podcast could not have been more perfect and it was exactly what I was searching for... I appreciate this so much!

DividedSky1017 ,

Must listen for this moment!

Yes! The world needed this podcast. Easy, short, to the point! Thank you!

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