OMGWTFBIBLE is live on May 26!
This month, Michael Malice will join me as we read about Yoseph revealing himself! Yay!
OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 21 Live
231 E. 14th Street
May 26, 8PM
There will be food.
SermonSlam is a unique Jewish event, a religious-themed open mic, where anyone can take the stage and deliver a 5-minute sermon, speech, or whatever. Tonight, I’ll be talking about “What We Talk About When We Talk About God” at the freedom-themed SermonSlam in Washington Heights. I’d be delighted if some podcast listeners came to see me! Details are here and below.
SermonSlam Washington Heights
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Avenue
Episode 19 is now available on Jewcy!
This month, Rabbi Joshua Yuter joined me as we read chapters 42-44. When we started, Joseph was stuck in jail. By the end of the episode, through some very unlikely dream analysis, Joseph ends up running the show in Egypt. Along the way, Rabbi Yuter and I discussed an Orthodox approach to Biblical criticism, what Pharaoh’s birthday parties must have been like, and alternate analyses of Pharaoh’s dreams.
Here’s my attempt to modernize the interpretation of those dreams:
At that point, people saw dreams as either telling about a thing that had happened, reflecting a thing that’s going on right now, or as predicting the future. And people immediately say “OK what does this dream predict?” Which is not something that we do. Now we tend to think of dreams as reflecting a vulnerability, reflecting our unconscious. So I thought about that and tried to figure out what, if we were to use that kind of analysis, what Pharaoh’s unconscious might be saying.
What was Rabbi Yuter’s analysis? Listen to find out. But not here! Head on over to Jewcy.com to listen there, the ONLY place on the Internet you can get new episodes of OMGWTFBIBLE. Until tomorrow.
This month, Ari Mandel (aka Rachmuna Litzlon) will join me as we read about Yehudah’s sexual misadventures in Timna and Yoseph’s sexual misadventures in Egypt.
OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 18 Live
A Gathering of the Tribes
285 E. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
February 20, 8PM
$PAY if you want to
This month, Lux Alptraum will join me as we read about the definitely-not-rape of Dinah. We’ll start with Genesis 34:1 (or Chapter 29, going by my count), and keep reading until we stop. Set your Bible-watches!
OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 16 Live
254 W. 29 Street
December 30, 7PM sharp!
It did, for real! On Monday night! And it was incredible! Unfortunately, Steve Wells wasn’t feeling well and couldn’t make it, so his son Philip very ably stepped in. Phil is the operator of SAB Books, which published the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, and has been touring the country with his father for the past two weeks. We had a very interesting conversation about growing up atheist and the nature of God. Then we read some Bible.
Thanks to all who made it out on Monday. I saw a lot of new faces–it was great to meet you all. I’m really happy with the way the Q & A sessions are working out. There was some interesting conversation that was provoked. If you want to hear what goes on during the Q & A, be sure to come to the next live show. The Q & As are not recorded are a much more free-wheeling discussion than what you hear on the show.
Episode 14 hits the Internet Monday! Watch this space!