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Rappers and Rabbis

“Rappers & Rabbis” is hosted by Rapper Matt Bar, Rabba Yaffa Epstein, Rabbi AdAm Mayer and Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky. Join us every two weeks for a lively hip hop havruta-style Torah conversation with a rotating cast of Pardes alumni and holy MCs. Each episode is framed by a question with metaphysical ramifications, such as “Why did God create the snake?” Or “Can Rabba Yaffa Epstein rap?”

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Rappers and Rabbis Episode 7: Is Noach the inception of Righteousness?

Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield joins us as we follow the concept of “righteousness” all the way from Noach to Abraham to Rambam’s “Eight Levels of Tzedaka.” Of course, there’s also the Bible Rappers 16 Bars of Tzedaka! We prove to ourselves … Read the rest The post Rappers and Rabbis Episode 7: Is Noach the inception of Righteousness? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning.Continue reading Rappers and Rabbis Episode 7: Is Noach the inception of Righteousness? at Elmad Online Learning.

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11 Jan 2018

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Rappers and Rabbis Episode 6: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

This podcast is a Pardes-Bible Raps co-production. Written and performed by Bible Raps.In the latest episode from Rappers and Rabbis, the crew is asked about their favorite source that answers the question “Am I My Brothers Keeper?” Rabba Yaffa … Read the rest The post Rappers and Rabbis Episode 6: Am I My Brother’s Keeper? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning.Continue reading Rappers and Rabbis Episode 6: Am I My Brother’s Keeper? at Elmad Online Learning.

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14 Dec 2017

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Rappers and Rabbis Episode 4: Why the Snake?

This podcast is a Pardes-Bible Raps co-production. Written and performed by Bible Raps.Rabbi Ethan notes that the existence of evil is the trickiest question for the monotheist. Rabbi AdAm completes Rapper Matt’s apologetic portrait of the snake (“When your … Read the rest The post Rappers and Rabbis Episode 4: Why the Snake? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning.Continue reading Rappers and Rabbis Episode 4: Why the Snake? at Elmad Online Learning.

17mins

15 Nov 2017

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Rappers and Rabbis Episode 3: Why Adam AND Eve?

This podcast is a Pardes-Bible Raps co-production. Written and performed by Bible Raps.After God saying everything is good, the first moment of divine dissatisfaction is when God sees that Adam is alone and deems it “not good.” According to … Read the rest The post Rappers and Rabbis Episode 3: Why Adam AND Eve? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning.Continue reading Rappers and Rabbis Episode 3: Why Adam AND Eve? at Elmad Online Learning.

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1 Nov 2017

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Rappers and Rabbis Episode 5: Why Did Cain Kill Abel?

This podcast is a Pardes-Bible Raps co-production. Written and performed by Bible Raps.The crew is joined by Mira Bee Shore and reckon with the most pregnant Ellipsis in the history of books. It says in Genesis chapter 4, after … Read the rest The post Rappers and Rabbis Episode 5: Why Did Cain Kill Abel? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning.Continue reading Rappers and Rabbis Episode 5: Why Did Cain Kill Abel? at Elmad Online Learning.

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29 Nov 2017

Rank #5