Spin-a-Verse

--- Josh Snyder ---

Hot takes on the weekly Torah portion from Goucher students and Hillel staff. If you're a member of the Goucher community and want to join in for an upcoming episode, email hillel@goucher.edu to share your interest!

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Wrap Session! (5/19/21)

    We put a bow on the final episode of the podcast … for now at least!  Looking back, we think about how we relate to the Torah and what we’ve each gained from encountering familiar texts and unfamiliar ones and giving our own unvarnished spin on them. Plus ...

    05/20/2021

  2. Behar-Bechukotai (5/7/21)

    In this week’s episode, Sabbatical years and slavery – can we live with the cognitive dissonance of principles of economic equity existing alongside reprehensible ideas of people as property?  And we close the book of Leviticus with guests from our “Taste of Hillel” Annual Meeting, including (gasp) our parents! The ...

    05/07/2021

  3. Emor (4/30/21)

    We take on the Omer and the case of the blasphemer this week as we make our way through Emor.  Our text sheet can be found here.  Listener's note: this podcast was recorded prior to the Lag Ba'Omer tragedy on Mt. Meron in Israel on Thursday evening.  Our prayers ...

    04/30/2021

  4. Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (4/23/21)

    This week we focus on the ethics of holiness in Kedoshim, including "Love your neighbor as yourself", and "do not oppress the stranger, as you yourselves were strangers in the land of Egypt", especially relevant in the current context of the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial and continued police ...

    04/23/2021

  5. Tazria-Metzora (4/16/21)

    Births and leprosy and emissions - oh my!  Ben Levine '24 joins Rabbi Josh, Rhyan and Leah to talk about Tazria-Metzora, with a focus on the treatment of purity and impurity around menstruation and childbirth.  What were the motivations of the Biblical text, and how do we feel about it ...

    04/16/2021