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Bad Jew Weekly

Jenna Reback

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Bad Jew Weekly
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Jenna Reback

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An irreverent, inclusive take on Judaism from the baddest Jewess around. Jewish and interested in learning more, but terrified of going to synagogue? Not Jewish and curious, but don't know where to begin? Somewhere in between? This is the podcast for you.

Latest Episodes

S2Ep10: Get Out the Airhorn - Bo and B’Shallach

EIncredibly behind on everything, Jenna shares her thoughts on the past two weeks of Torah—with lots of Torah Airhorn. Watch the music video for Hillel Tigay/Ikar’s beautiful musical version of Psalm 150 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=askDN2NR_dc

59 MIN2018 JAN 29
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S2Ep10: Get Out the Airhorn - Bo and B’Shallach

S2Ep9: MLK Weekend, White Privilege, and the Exodus - Parshat Va'eira

As Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend draws to a close, Jenna reflects on the admonishment by our Jewish sages that we reflect on our people’s Exodus from slavery in Egypt not just once a year, but every day. What does the Torah say a free society looks like, and what role are we commanded to play in building it?

60 MIN2018 JAN 16
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S2Ep9: MLK Weekend, White Privilege, and the Exodus - Parshat Va'eira

S2Ep8: Let My Women Speak

As we start the book of Shemot--the Book of Exodus--Jenna looks at the misogyny in present-day America and how it is and is not like the structural misogyny present in the Torah and the history of Jewish intellectual thought. In her reading of Parshat Shemot, she studies the unsung heroes of the Exodus: Shifrah and Puah, the Hebrew midwives; Pharaoh’s Daughter, and Zipporah, Moses’s wife.

50 MIN2018 JAN 8
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S2Ep8: Let My Women Speak

S2Ep7: Trump’s Israeli Train Station, My Bat Mitzvah, and Substance Over Style

ENineteen years ago last Shabbat, Jenna had her Bat Mitzvah, which is crazy. In anticipation of starting the Book of Shemot this Shabbat, she wraps up last week’s parshah, and the book of Bereshit.

47 MIN2018 JAN 5
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S2Ep7: Trump’s Israeli Train Station, My Bat Mitzvah, and Substance Over Style

S2Ep6: Jews on Christmas, Jerusalem, and Drawing Closer

EJenna gives a special shout-out to all Jews who have family celebrating Christmas and honors the memory of her late Catholic great-aunt. Jenna also spits fire at Jared Kushner and the idiocy of moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Torah portion from this past Shabbat offers some good tips on how to reconcile after a family feud.

56 MIN2017 DEC 25
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S2Ep6: Jews on Christmas, Jerusalem, and Drawing Closer

S2Ep5: A Mini-Episode on Health, the Sanctity of the Human Body, and a Prayer of Thanksgiving

EA very special Mini-Episode! After a scary brush with anaphylaxis, Jenna reflects on what Judaism to say about the sanctity of the human body and what it means to be thankful for one's health. Also, Jenna doesn't know why her mics still sound weird.

29 MIN2017 DEC 6
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S2Ep5: A Mini-Episode on Health, the Sanctity of the Human Body, and a Prayer of Thanksgiving

S2Ep4: Midrash, Storytelling and Loving Kindness, with Special Guest Michael Bauer

After weeks of relying on the midrash to make sense of the weekly parshah, Jenna investigates the history of midrash and the role it plays in Judaism today. She then interviews Israeli educator, storyteller and tour guide Michael Bauer about exploring Israel, why hearing multiple version of a story is a positive thing, and what makes a place holy.

52 MIN2017 NOV 15
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S2Ep4: Midrash, Storytelling and Loving Kindness, with Special Guest Michael Bauer

S2Ep3: Doubt, Fatigue and Pillars of Salt

EThis week, Jenna grapples with being overwhelmed and wondering whether she likes the Torah at all. This past week's parshah was a doozy.

61 MIN2017 NOV 7
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S2Ep3: Doubt, Fatigue and Pillars of Salt

S2Ep2: Halloween Edition: Demons, Ghosts and Monsters in Judaism

EIn honor of Halloween, Jenna explores the appearances of Satan, demons, ghosts and monsters in Judaism, and then tells a Jewish ghost story of her own. In this past week’s parshah, we learn about everyone’s favorite body-altering covenant.

64 MIN2017 OCT 31
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S2Ep2: Halloween Edition: Demons, Ghosts and Monsters in Judaism

S2Ep1: Harvey Weinstein, Noah, and the End of the World

EIt’s Season 2 of Bad Jew Weekly! Jenna grapples with her overbooked schedule, Harvey Weinstein’s pathological sexual harassment finally coming to light, and how the lessons of this can be applied to Judaism (yes, really). In the Torah this week, we read the story of Noah.

36 MIN2017 OCT 22
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S2Ep1: Harvey Weinstein, Noah, and the End of the World

Latest Episodes

S2Ep10: Get Out the Airhorn - Bo and B’Shallach

EIncredibly behind on everything, Jenna shares her thoughts on the past two weeks of Torah—with lots of Torah Airhorn. Watch the music video for Hillel Tigay/Ikar’s beautiful musical version of Psalm 150 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=askDN2NR_dc

59 MIN2018 JAN 29
Comments
S2Ep10: Get Out the Airhorn - Bo and B’Shallach

S2Ep9: MLK Weekend, White Privilege, and the Exodus - Parshat Va'eira

As Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend draws to a close, Jenna reflects on the admonishment by our Jewish sages that we reflect on our people’s Exodus from slavery in Egypt not just once a year, but every day. What does the Torah say a free society looks like, and what role are we commanded to play in building it?

60 MIN2018 JAN 16
Comments
S2Ep9: MLK Weekend, White Privilege, and the Exodus - Parshat Va'eira

S2Ep8: Let My Women Speak

As we start the book of Shemot--the Book of Exodus--Jenna looks at the misogyny in present-day America and how it is and is not like the structural misogyny present in the Torah and the history of Jewish intellectual thought. In her reading of Parshat Shemot, she studies the unsung heroes of the Exodus: Shifrah and Puah, the Hebrew midwives; Pharaoh’s Daughter, and Zipporah, Moses’s wife.

50 MIN2018 JAN 8
Comments
S2Ep8: Let My Women Speak

S2Ep7: Trump’s Israeli Train Station, My Bat Mitzvah, and Substance Over Style

ENineteen years ago last Shabbat, Jenna had her Bat Mitzvah, which is crazy. In anticipation of starting the Book of Shemot this Shabbat, she wraps up last week’s parshah, and the book of Bereshit.

47 MIN2018 JAN 5
Comments
S2Ep7: Trump’s Israeli Train Station, My Bat Mitzvah, and Substance Over Style

S2Ep6: Jews on Christmas, Jerusalem, and Drawing Closer

EJenna gives a special shout-out to all Jews who have family celebrating Christmas and honors the memory of her late Catholic great-aunt. Jenna also spits fire at Jared Kushner and the idiocy of moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Torah portion from this past Shabbat offers some good tips on how to reconcile after a family feud.

56 MIN2017 DEC 25
Comments
S2Ep6: Jews on Christmas, Jerusalem, and Drawing Closer

S2Ep5: A Mini-Episode on Health, the Sanctity of the Human Body, and a Prayer of Thanksgiving

EA very special Mini-Episode! After a scary brush with anaphylaxis, Jenna reflects on what Judaism to say about the sanctity of the human body and what it means to be thankful for one's health. Also, Jenna doesn't know why her mics still sound weird.

29 MIN2017 DEC 6
Comments
S2Ep5: A Mini-Episode on Health, the Sanctity of the Human Body, and a Prayer of Thanksgiving

S2Ep4: Midrash, Storytelling and Loving Kindness, with Special Guest Michael Bauer

After weeks of relying on the midrash to make sense of the weekly parshah, Jenna investigates the history of midrash and the role it plays in Judaism today. She then interviews Israeli educator, storyteller and tour guide Michael Bauer about exploring Israel, why hearing multiple version of a story is a positive thing, and what makes a place holy.

52 MIN2017 NOV 15
Comments
S2Ep4: Midrash, Storytelling and Loving Kindness, with Special Guest Michael Bauer

S2Ep3: Doubt, Fatigue and Pillars of Salt

EThis week, Jenna grapples with being overwhelmed and wondering whether she likes the Torah at all. This past week's parshah was a doozy.

61 MIN2017 NOV 7
Comments
S2Ep3: Doubt, Fatigue and Pillars of Salt

S2Ep2: Halloween Edition: Demons, Ghosts and Monsters in Judaism

EIn honor of Halloween, Jenna explores the appearances of Satan, demons, ghosts and monsters in Judaism, and then tells a Jewish ghost story of her own. In this past week’s parshah, we learn about everyone’s favorite body-altering covenant.

64 MIN2017 OCT 31
Comments
S2Ep2: Halloween Edition: Demons, Ghosts and Monsters in Judaism

S2Ep1: Harvey Weinstein, Noah, and the End of the World

EIt’s Season 2 of Bad Jew Weekly! Jenna grapples with her overbooked schedule, Harvey Weinstein’s pathological sexual harassment finally coming to light, and how the lessons of this can be applied to Judaism (yes, really). In the Torah this week, we read the story of Noah.

36 MIN2017 OCT 22
Comments
S2Ep1: Harvey Weinstein, Noah, and the End of the World