Episode 25.3 is here!

Finally! Episode 25.3 of OMGWTFBIBLE, featuring David Tuchman, Rishe Groner, and a very irreverent translation of the Hebrew Bible, is here!

Your intrepid readers get even further into “Come” (aka “Bo”) this week, reading about all the ultra-violence that transpired during the very first Passover. And what is Rishe’s seder secret? Listen to it here and find out!

This episode was recorded at Beauty Bar in New York City.

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 25.3!

You can listen using the SoundCloud thingie above, by downloading here, or on Jewcy here. Explore our SoundCloud and listen to past episodes here.

You can also: subscribe in iTunes, subscribe via RSS, or listen via Stitcher!

Confirmed: Nicki Minaj Video Director is a Dumbass

Have you seen Nicki Minaj’s ridiculous “Only” lyric video yet?

Apparently, there was some disagreement on the Internet over whether or not this video invokes Nazi imagery. If you’re like me and have seen an Indiana Jones movie, I’m sure you’ll agree immediately that it does. Predictably, folks have been upset about this video. Probably because it invokes the signifiers of a group that murdered millions of people and does so for no conceivable didactic reason.

And, if you’re unsure whether this was intended as a homage to Nazism or just “general fascism,” as some have suggested, Jeffrey Osborne, the video’s director, said this: Continue reading

Episode 25.2 is here!

#GirdYourLoins! It’s time for Episode 25.2 of OMGWTFBIBLE, featuring David Tuchman, Rishe Groner, and a very irreverent translation of the Hebrew Bible.

This week, your dynamic duo reads the third portion of Exodus, which we call “Come,” and get into some of the more grisly details of the very first Passover ever. And they learn exactly what #GirdYourLoins means. Listen to it all below!

This episode was recorded at Beauty Bar in New York City.

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 25.2!

You can listen using the SoundCloud thingie above, by downloading here, or on Jewcy here. Explore our SoundCloud and listen to past episodes here.

You can also: subscribe in iTunes, subscribe via RSS, or listen via Stitcher!

Episode 25.1 is here!

We really shouldn’t be making light of plagues these days, but that’s where OMGWTFBIBLE is up to in the Torah, so we don’t really have a choice. This month, meet Rishe Groner, an Australian with a Chabad background and more knowledge about the Torah than David Tuchman or Rashi or God or your Hebrew school teacher could’ve expected.

The third portion of Exodus, which we call “Come,” kicks off with a plague of very annoying insects. But first, Rishe tells us how much of a whirlwind the past month has been. And David invents a Simchat Torah-appropriate parody song on the spot. Listen to it all above!

This episode was recorded at Beauty Bar in New York City.

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 25.1!

You can listen using the SoundCloud thingie above, by downloading here, or on Jewcy here. Explore our SoundCloud and listen to past episodes here.

You can also: subscribe in iTunes, subscribe via RSS, or listen via Stitcher!

Episode 24.4 is here!

First of all, I need to apologize. For some crazy reason, I thought these were being cross-posted automatically as the episodes were released online. It turns out they weren’t! That won’t happen again, I assure you. So this is part 4 of OMGWTFBIBLE, episode 24! This time around, Y-Love and me finish up Parshat Va’era, the second portion in Exodus, and share our thoughts on the reading.

What does Y-Love think of Moshe’s journey? Can he sum up everything into a singleword? Check it all out above!

Note: Y-Love sang at the live show. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to record his music well enough to share online, so it’s been editing out of the podcast. All the more reason to come to the live show. You never know what you’ll miss!

And if you want to catch up on the first 3 parts of Episode 24, check out the episode page or listen here:



This episode was recorded at Beauty Bar in New York City.

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 24.4!

You can listen using the SoundCloud thingie above, by downloading here, or on Jewcy here. Explore our SoundCloud and listen to past episodes here.

You can also: subscribe in iTunes, subscribe via RSS, or listen via Stitcher!

Live from Right Here, it’s OMGWTFBIBLE!

If you just read the article on OMGWTFBIBLE in the Times of Israel and are looking for my versions of Torah stories “with a hearty dose of cynicism, humor and wit,” you’re in the right place! Welcome! You can listen by heading to the iTunes store or right here in this blog post. If you’re a completist, I suggest you start at the beginning, with Genesis. You can do that in the Episodes section of the site or with the giant playlist I’ve put in this post.

On the other hand, maybe you want to start with the most recent episode (with Y-Love), which is available right here. And stay tuned, because the next installment of Vaera (the Y-Love episode) is scheduled to go up today on Jewcy and tomorrow everywhere else!

Episode 25 Live!

THERE IS STILL MORE EXODUS COMING!

I am kicking off Exodus Part 3 (aka “Bo”) on October 27th with Special Guest Rish Groner. It’s going to be grand and/or great! DO NOT BRING YOUR FIRSTBORN CHILDREN TO THIS EVENT! Check out the Facebook event here!

OMGWTFBIBLE Live / Rishe Groner
Beauty Bar
231 E. 14th Street
October 27th; 8:00 PM
FREE!
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