A Reform exploration of Torah, ancient wisdom and modern scholarship by Rabbi Jennifer Jaech of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. This podcast offers a (typically) 5 minute summary, created and presented by Tara Keiter. Sometimes we have guest leaders but this is, mostly, Rabbi Jaech's class.
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207. Shtupping Contest! - February 27, 2021
Last week we celebrated the holiday of Purim, which is typically (in non-covid times) a holiday for laughter and merrymaking. Rabbi Jaech lead us in a closer inspection of the story which starts with the premise of rounding up the virgins to see which could pleasure the king the most. This is very disturbing to our modern minds. The ancient Rabbis were also disturbed by this story - but not for the same reason!
28 Feb 2021