This Week: The Witch of Endor

We’ll be kicking off this October with one of the creepier stories of the Bible: The Witch of Endor.

Image: Witch of Endor by Adam Elsheimer

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 say the ghostly apparition was? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

In Memoriam: Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (1937-2020)

This week on the show we discuss the life and work of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, whom we lost earlier this month.

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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. He also lived an incredible life, with many more accomplishments to his name. Tune in this week as we remember one of the great scholars of all time, or catch the episode on YouTube if you cannot hear it live.

If you don’t have access to any of his Talmudic work, you can also purchase his commentary on Tanakh or some of his other great books.

The Serpent in the Garden

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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. And if you miss the episodes, just check the show’s YouTube page to get caught up.