In this week’s episode: Judges 12-16. We consider Shimshon the most unjudgy of judges who carries himself like Hercules but is as tricksy as a monkey all the while outsmarting and sticking it to the Man in Philistia.
In this week’s episode: Judges 8-11. We continue in the Book of Judges with an examination of stories which make demands of their listeners, and how a little work of unpacking goes a long way in internalizing the meaning.
In this week’s episode: Judges 4-7. We are joined by provocateur and rabbinic trickster Caryn Aviv as we consider the anomalous stories of Devorah and Yael who literally and figuratively stick it to the Man.
And, as promised, here’s the link to more information about biblical women at the Jewish Women’s Archive.
In this week’s episode: Judges 1-3. We begin the Book of Judges with an examination of that famous dictum “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” as we consider the forgetfulness of the Jews after their oppression is lifted by God’s elected judge.
Apologies for the extended silence, but the next episode of TanakhCast is coming as soon as I firmly find my lost voice.
In this week’s episode: Joshua 16-19. We consider how, sometimes, pulling a pebble out of a hat is a much fairer way to make a decision about who gets to pick the restaurant or who gets to settle in the hill country or who gets to run our democracy. Yes. Democracy. Even that quack Aristotle thought so too.
The word is… GO.
The Third Temple Institute met its funding goal on Indiegogo and now, as promised, must begin construction of the Third Temple.
In this week’s episode: Joshua 8-11. We explore life during wartime and conquest in Kena’an and consider how William Tecumseh Sherman and Yehoshua sought to make the best of a bad situation. And when I say “best”, I mean “best” for the winning side and utter annihilation for the losers.
And, as promised, a link to the top ten battles in history, compliments of historian and retired Lt. Colonel Michael Lee Lanning.