We end our month-long exploration of scary Jewish folklore with a discussion of the dybbukim, the lost souls of the dead that cling to the bodies of the living. Tune in on Thursday to hear more about Judaism’s most famous ghostly figure (or catch it on YouTube).
This week on the show we’ll be discussing Yiddish werewolf stories, along with some interesting Torah commentaries on lycanthropes. Tune in this Thursday at 4:30 p.m., or check out YouTube for a special director’s cut.
Like many of the world’s ancient cultures, Judaism has also developed a number of perspectives on vampires and other bloodsucking creatures of mythology. We’ll continue our series on Jewish folklore by discussing just that. Tune in this Thursday at 4:30 p.m. or catch it on YouTube.
We’ll be kicking off this October with one of the creepier stories of the Bible: The Witch of Endor. If you’ve never heard the story (or just feel like revisiting it), tune in this Thursday at 4:30 p.m. or check it out on the show’s YouTube page. And by the way: who do you sayContinue reading “This Week: The Witch of Endor”
A happy and healthy Sukkot to everyone!
And don’t forget to enjoy that post-fast meal… slowly. It’s not to late to prepare. If you need help getting set up for the fast, remember that we did a show on it a few weeks ago. Yom Tov!
Wishing everyone a sweet new year!
There’s no way around it: fasting is difficult. This week on the show we’ll talk about ways to make the upcoming Yom Kippur fast more bearable and, thus, more successful. If you try any of the methods we discuss this year, please comment and let everyone know how it went!
This week on the show we discuss the life and work of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, whom we lost earlier this month. Rabbi Steinsaltz was best known for his exhaustive work on the Talmud, bringing forth a new translation and commentary that sought to make the study of this essential Jewish text open to everyone. HeContinue reading “In Memoriam: Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (1937-2020)”
For the next two weeks we will be covering the identity and motivation of the serpent who tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. Almost everyone has heard the story, but you may not have heard the whole story. Tune in to KEOS 89.1 FM or keos.org Thursday at 4:30 p.m. (CST) to hear it.Continue reading “The Serpent in the Garden”