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Parsha in Progress is the latest podcast by Tablet Magazine. Perfect for anyone interested in the Bible, every other week hosts Rabbi Dov Linzer and author Abigail Pogrebin, an Orthodox rabbi and a Reform Jew, delve into a Biblical issue and story, and discuss how this ancient text takes on modern meaning and brings modern challenges. With humor, love, and insight, these focused discussions follow the schedule of the weekly parsha readings in synagogue.

Parsha in Progress Tablet Magazine

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    • 4.8, 119 Ratings

Parsha in Progress is the latest podcast by Tablet Magazine. Perfect for anyone interested in the Bible, every other week hosts Rabbi Dov Linzer and author Abigail Pogrebin, an Orthodox rabbi and a Reform Jew, delve into a Biblical issue and story, and discuss how this ancient text takes on modern meaning and brings modern challenges. With humor, love, and insight, these focused discussions follow the schedule of the weekly parsha readings in synagogue.

    The Daily Call of Mount Sinai (Shavuot): Ep. 45

    The Daily Call of Mount Sinai (Shavuot): Ep. 45

    This week, we return to Mount Sinai to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, and debate what it means to say that every day, Jews must recommit to the contract.
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    • 12 min
    Remembering the Individuals Among the Crowds (Bamidbar): Ep. 44

    Remembering the Individuals Among the Crowds (Bamidbar): Ep. 44

    This week, we look through the seemingly endless lists of names, numbers, and detailed descriptions of camp formations in the desert, and ask why the Bible felt this information was so important for us to know. 
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    • 9 min
    When Productivity Got Cancelled Biblically (Behar): Ep 43

    When Productivity Got Cancelled Biblically (Behar): Ep 43

    This week, we consider the sacrifices that go alongside growth and renewal, and how the commandment to let the earth rest impacted Biblical society, with insights into how those same implications play out today.
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    • 10 min
    Should Jews be Holy, or Good? (Kedoshim): Ep. 42

    Should Jews be Holy, or Good? (Kedoshim): Ep. 42

    This week we argue about whether ethical acts are equal to ritual ones, and if it’s more admirable to act because God commanded it, or because it’s simply the right thing to do.
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    • 10 min
    When Biblical Demands Seem Cruel (Metzorah): Ep. 41

    When Biblical Demands Seem Cruel (Metzorah): Ep. 41

    This week we revisit the rituals of reentry, and how the metzorah (expelling the infected) feels cruel, but maybe—especially in light of today’s pandemic—it was prescient.
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    • 8 min
    The Miracle of Jewish Survival (Tzav): Ep. 40

    The Miracle of Jewish Survival (Tzav): Ep. 40

    This week, we discuss the eternal flame lit in the Temple, and whether the miracle of Jewish endurance is a good reason to stay Jewish.
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

hildapel ,

Parsha of the week

Excellent!!!!

upatree63 ,

Fascinating conversation

These short Torah discussions have been an integral part of my conversion process. Accessible, fun, occasionally life-altering.

jonwbass ,

An excellent podcast

These short but informative discussions are first-rate and a pleasure to hear.

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