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 - TJS 038
42:08In 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.
Ask Me Anything: Passover Edition - TJS 037
1:00:45In 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.
Metzora: Rules, Reason, and Relationship - TJS 036
54:29Metzora - 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?
AMA: Kashrut, Cremation, and Christian Prayer Shawls - TJS 035
57:03In 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.
Shemini: Why Keep Kosher? - TJS 034
1:03:30Parashat 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?
Ask a Rabbi Anything LIVE - TJS 033
1:05:07In 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.
Vayikra & Purim: You Are Enough - TJS 032
38:38Vayikra - the first Torah portion of the Book of Leviticus - not only teaches us something about how to observe Purim (the drinking part) but also teaches us that each of us has enough and IS enough to join the holy community.
Elad Nehorai - TJS 031
47:13Elad Nehorai aka @PopChassid, founder of the creative community Hevria and leader in the politically progressive Orthodox movement Torah Trumps Hate, shares with us what it's like to be religious without surrendering your identity and values.
How to Find a Rabbi Who's Right for You - TJS 030
40:05How do you find a rabbi who's right for you? Listen and learn what a rabbi is, why you need one, and where to find one - online and IRL - and overcome any fear you have talking to one.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg - TJS 029
50:29Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg - author, teacher, and Twitter maven - talks about her latest book on the spirituality of parenting, and how teaching Torah in spaces of open disagreement is really kind of the point.