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The Jewcurious Show is a podcast for people who are curious about Judaism and the Jewish people, whether you are Jewish, converting to Judaism, seeking the Jewish roots of a different faith, or just plain curious. We feature weekly interviews with rabbis, Jewish authors and artists, and other experts who can satisfy your curiosity and help you live a life a greater meaning, joy, human connection, and personal growth. Learn more at http://jewcurious.show today.

The Jewcurious Show Rabbi John Carrier

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 82 Ratings

The Jewcurious Show is a podcast for people who are curious about Judaism and the Jewish people, whether you are Jewish, converting to Judaism, seeking the Jewish roots of a different faith, or just plain curious. We feature weekly interviews with rabbis, Jewish authors and artists, and other experts who can satisfy your curiosity and help you live a life a greater meaning, joy, human connection, and personal growth. Learn more at http://jewcurious.show today.

    AMA: Funerals, Buying Tefillin, and Great Jewish Arguments

    AMA: Funerals, Buying Tefillin, and Great Jewish Arguments

    In this "Ask Me Anything" session - recorded LIVE - we talk about Jewish funerals, how to buy your first set of tefillin, Kabbalah books for beginners, and more. Plus I share my favorite Hebrew song and my two favorite arguments in the whole Talmud.

    • 42 min
    Ask Me Anything: Passover Edition

    Ask Me Anything: Passover Edition

    In this live studio recording, Jewcurious people ask questions they have about Passover, including what to do if you hate horseradish, the difference between round matzah and square matzah, and whether Christians should should have seders.

    • 1 hr
    Metzora: Rules, Reason, and Relationship

    Metzora: Rules, Reason, and Relationship

    Metzora - this week's Torah portion - starts with a bizarre ritual for changing someones ritual status, using two birds, some water, hyssop, cedar, and a red thread. Given the oddity of some commandments, why might we want to do them anyway?

    • 54 min
    AMA: Kashrut, Cremation, and Christian Prayer Shawls

    AMA: Kashrut, Cremation, and Christian Prayer Shawls

    In last Monday's AMA (Ask Me Anything) we discussed keeping kosher, the Jewish view of cremation, Christian use of Jewish ritual items, and much more. Recorded with a live audience.

    • 57 min
    Shemini: Why Keep Kosher?

    Shemini: Why Keep Kosher?

    Parashat Shemini, the third weekly Torah portion in the Book of Leviticus, gives us a menu: If you eat meat, here's the types of animals you can eat, and the types you can't. The big question is: Why bother following these rules today?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ask a Rabbi Anything LIVE

    Ask a Rabbi Anything LIVE

    In today's "Ask a Rabbi Anything" we talk about Olam HaBa (the World to Come), reaffirming you Jewish ancestry, what siddur (prayer book) to start with, and much more. Recorded with a LIVE studio audience.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

crreepyboy ,

Super Helpful!

Hi! I’m a conversation student and am dyslexic (which I will say is a challenge! So many books!) and I was lucky enough to come across this podcast pretty early in my journey (about a year and a half ago) and I’m now listening again and am getting a whole new layer of knowledge out of it now that I have more of a foundation.. thank you so much for making this information and your own experience so accessible!

Turtle Calliope ,

Easy to follow and engaging

Learning about another religion doesn’t have to be boring and this podcast proves it! This podcast isn’t about trying to convert people, it’s about education, and that’s amazing in itself.

Wealth2022 ,

LOVE THIS PODCAST!!

By far my favorite podcast. I am not Jewish and looking to convert. This has been one of the best resources to learn and get to understand the Jewish culture. If I lived in LA I would definitely visit you in person John. Although I live in New York, I am grateful for social media for allowing me to learn with John. I am not quite comfortable going in to the Synagogue’s in my area. However, this outlet gives me the opportunity to be involved and learn virtually. My only wish is for John to get back to creating content. However, the content that is on this podcast is amazing. John is witty, fun, and makes Jewish learning easy to retain and enjoy.

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