Spin-a-Verse

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April 10, 2022 00:38:51
Vayera 2 - The Binding of Isaac & Dirshuni

Vayera 2 - The Binding of Isaac & Dirshuni

This week we take a look at the binding of Isaac and two contemporary women's midrashim (commentaries that use linguistic hooks to add to the story).  Both attempt to bring Sarah into the story.  Leah and Rhyan talk about the pitfalls and rewards of using the form of midrash to give biblical and contemporary women an active voice within traditional texts. Textsheet can be found here  ...

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April 04, 2022 00:18:58
Vayera

Vayera

A little more about Sarah's life in this mini-episode.  Can we relate to her ?  Did people really live that long back in those days?  And where did Jewish weaning parties go?  Text sheet is here ...

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March 11, 2022 00:36:55
Lech Lecha

Lech Lecha

In honor of International Women's Month, we begin looking at the lives of the matriarchs, starting with Sarai/Sarah.  How can we view her life?  What are we missing?  What challenges do we find when looking at the life of an ancient woman from a contemporary perspective?     ...

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March 04, 2022 00:29:55
Noah

Noah

OK yes the flood and the ark and the animals - but why a flood?  And what came after?  How to make sense of a story of cataclysmic destruction, regret, and human nature.  Textsheet can be found here.  ...

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March 02, 2022 00:30:15
Beresheet - Starting at the Beginning

Beresheet - Starting at the Beginning

Rabbi Josh, Maya, Rhyan and Leah take on why the Torah starts with creation and the first woman who was...Lilith?  Listen in! ...

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May 20, 2021 00:16:41
Wrap Session! (5/19/21)

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 - Spin-a-Verse on Etsy? ...

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