TanakhCast #126: The Civilizing Rite Edition

Image result for bring out your deadIn this week’s episode: Ezekiel 24-27.  We continue in the book of Ezekiel with some thoughts about all the things we do that make us human.

And ICYMI (which is a big shame on you!), you can listen to Dan Carlin’s deep-dive into the Great War here.

And big, ongoing props to Rory and Chen, my patreons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #125: The Crucible Edition

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In this week’s episode: Ezekiel 20-23.  We continue in the book of Ezekiel with some thoughts about various crucibles and Arthur Miller.

And ICYMI, you can find more Words of Torah Dripping with Sarcasm and Condescension from Rabbi Pinky Shmeckelstein here.

 

And once again, big thanks to my Patreon supporters Rory and Chen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #123: The Legendary Paragons Edition

In this week’s episode: Ezekiel 12-15.  We continue in the book of Ezekiel with some thoughts about virtue, role models and the inevitable disappointment.

And ICYMI, you can find the fine work of 929 here and the clip of the German dude NOT breaking through the ice here.

 

 

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #122: The God’s Girlfriend-Not-Girlfriend Edition

In this week’s episode: Ezekiel 8-11.  We continue in the book of Ezekiel with some thoughts about God and his girlfriend-not-girlfriend Asherah.

This four-tiered cult stand (right) found at Tanaach is thought to represent Yahweh and Asherah, with each deity being depicted on alternating tiers.

Photo: © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem/Israel Antiquities Authority

 

 

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #119: The Success from the Jaws of Defeat Edition

 

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 48–52.  We conclude the book of Jeremiah with some thoughts about failure and success as a prophet.

And let me take this opportunity to send out another big thank you to TanakhCast’s patrons Rory and Chen!

 

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I have been PATREONized!

A quick note and BIG THANKS to my first Patreon supporter Rory David.

May he go from strength to strength!

And if you’d like to join him, click here and join in the fun!

 

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TanakhCast #114: The Not-So-Much Fake News Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 28–31. We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of fake-ish news.

And ICYMI, Harry Frankfurt’s now-legendary essay “On Bullshit”.

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #112: The Rough Justice Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 20-23.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of who gets to apply force and how.

And ICYMI, here’s the 2013 report on World Prison Populations.  And here’s the Prison Policy Initiative’s 2017 report on mass incarceration.

 

 

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TanakhCast #110: The Snowflake Edition

I’m TRIGGERED!!

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 12-15.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of racist language, feelings and snowflakes.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  I realize that in the process of discussing the toxicity of the “K” word and other racial language, I used the “K” word.  I said it out loud.  Numerous times.

It is obviously a less loaded term to English speakers because it is in Hebrew… but nonetheless, not appropriate.  If its use offended y’all, dear listeners, I apologize.

ICYMI, here’s the hate-crimer from Oregon crying about being caught.

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #108: The City Mouse Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 4-7.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of how we city mice might understand the nature lessons from a bygone era in the ancient land of Israel.

 

 

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