130 episodes

Tattoos And Torah is a podcast dedicated to creating a new voice in recovery. Containing original thinking and practicality which often leads to greater understanding of the human condition and increased gratitude. The focus may be on addiction and recovery but the wisdom is universal. Integrating elements that seemingly don't go with each other the podcast explores recovery, spirituality, wisdom, human connection, lgbtqi+ issues, music, art, fashion and ancient jewish text ( and tattoos too ).

Tattoos and Torah Igael Gurin Malous

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Tattoos And Torah is a podcast dedicated to creating a new voice in recovery. Containing original thinking and practicality which often leads to greater understanding of the human condition and increased gratitude. The focus may be on addiction and recovery but the wisdom is universal. Integrating elements that seemingly don't go with each other the podcast explores recovery, spirituality, wisdom, human connection, lgbtqi+ issues, music, art, fashion and ancient jewish text ( and tattoos too ).

    Pride 2022

    Pride 2022

    In this episode, Rabbi Iggy discusses the healing power of embracing tensions as queer people: in our spirits, in our bodies, and in taking and making space.

    Rabbi Iggy examines the constant mediation of space we partake in, by being loud and proud, but ensuring we create space for others. 

    He covers a range of topics that touch these themes, from the spiritual principle of tzimtzum (the reduction of self), to the both/and of life.

    If you’re curious about how these tensions are functioning in your life, this episode is for you!

    • 20 min
    Deeper Than You thINK

    Deeper Than You thINK

    How can tattoos help us heal when reclaiming an identity we were taught to hide?

    In this week’s episode, Rabbi Iggy and graduate research assistant, Lilah Doris, discuss the cultural and historical importance of tattoos and body augmentation as a practice that is not just skin deep. 

    Together, they explore the role of tattoos in their own lives; as liberating tools for queer bodies and identities, as a representation of spirit, and as a vehicle for expressing and healing emotional wounds.

    Tune in to hear more about how tattoos and body modifications can offer an individual power, freedom, and bodily sovereignty.

    • 55 min
    Soul Spa

    Soul Spa

    What is the soul? How (and why) should you nourish it?

    This week, Rabbi Iggy takes us through theories of the soul in an episode that draws from the wisdom of the ancient philosophes, to the Talmud, to a socialite-turned-nun.

    In this episode, Rabbi Iggy invites us to build our own relationship to our soul - and reveals how we can nurture it like we do our bodies.

    • 23 min
    Are The Kids Alright?

    Are The Kids Alright?

    What can you do as a parent when your child is struggling with addiction?

    This week’s guest, Richard Capriola sits down with Rabbi Iggy to discuss addiction in youth and adolescents. 

    As a mental health and addiction counselor for over two decades, Richard's recent book, “The Addicted Child”, offers a roadmap on adolescent substance abuse for parents. 

    Their conversation digs into the need for expanded addiction education and resources for families, and how we can support loved ones experiencing addiction.

    If you want to learn more about navigating adolescent substance abuse as a parent, this episode is for you.

    • 45 min
    Give It A Rest

    Give It A Rest

    How do we find nourishment in rest?

    This week, Rabbi Iggy discusses different types of rest: spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical, and asks us to take an honest account of what rest looks like for us.  For some, it may look like going on a hike, or going to the gym, but for others, it may be reading a book or laying on the couch.

    Listen to this episode to learn how to change your relationship with rest in a world that often undervalues it.

    • 24 min
    Radiance And Beauty

    Radiance And Beauty

    The Talmud says that beautiful things expand a person’s heart. But what makes something beautiful?In this week’s episode, Rabbi Iggy talks about beauty and why it matters. 

    While some philosophers think beauty is objective and universal, Rabbi Iggy argues that we have the power to make the world around us beautiful; and in doing so we exercise our sovereignty over and connection to the world around us.

    If you want to discover the power of beauty in your own life, this episode is for you.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Rachelleis5 ,

A feast!

From spirituality to lust to ethics, this podcast reflects not only Iggy’s depth of knowledge—but a curiosity so magnetic, we’re pulled along in its eddies and whirlwinds. Each episode is a journey and a feast for the intellect and the spirit.

David V - Florida ,

Life Changing Podcasts

Hard to describe but the name of this podcast prepared me for something not traditional. What it didn’t prepare me for was how I would feel after listening to the first few episodes. It feels like I found a spiritual defibrillator that has shocked me into a higher level of existence. Thank you Rabbi Iggy you are a blessing to me and my loved ones.

tksmiller ,

Wise and wonderful

Rabbi Iggy always brings insight, intelligence and compassion to these explorations of the intersection of spirituality and recovery—a must-listen!!

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