OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 14

Behold! Episode 14 of OMGWTFBIBLE with Philip Wells is now available!!

Philip is the son of Steve Wells, the man behind the incredible Skeptic’s Annotated Bible.

This episode was recorded at the amazing Magnet Theater, where you should go and watch shows at and take all the classes with.

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 14!

You can listen using the embedded audio above or here.

YouTube link is here.

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OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 13

Behold! Episode 13 of OMGWTFBIBLE with Adam Bozarth is now available!!

This episode was recorded at the amazing Magnet Theater, where you should go and watch shows at and take all the classes with.

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 13!

You can listen in YouTube above or here.

Direct link is here.

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OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 12

Behold! Episode 12 of OMGWTFBIBLE with Elissa Goldstein is now available!!

This episode was recorded at 2A, which is an awesome place and also hosts the great Fiction Addiction series. You should go there if you’re in town!

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 12!

You can listen in YouTube above or here.

Direct link is here.

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OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 11

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Behold! Episode 10 of OMGWTFBIBLE with Ari Schwab is now available!!

This episode was recorded at the Magnet Theater and it was spectacular! We talked all about growing up Jewish, beloved children’s book, and sibling rivalry. I hope you enjoy it!

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 11!

Direct link is here.

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OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 10

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Behold! Episode 10 of OMGWTFBIBLE with Ariel Abrahams is now available!!

This episode is the second one recorded at Double Wide Bar and it sure was a doozy! You should go there if you’re in town!

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 10!

Direct link is here.

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Very Very Little Rivka

In Episode 10, I mention that Rivka, the woman given to Yitzchak, was only 3 years old when Avraham’s anonymous slave found her (at least according to some traditions). Before the episode, I read a few excerpts from “Kind Little Rivka,” a cheerful children’s book that treats this union as though it’s a totally normal, OK thing.  If you want to read this twisted book, order it here!

I first heard about “Kind Little Rivka” in a very thoughtful blog post by Eli Federman in the  Jewish Daily Forward, in which he puts the story in perspective, quoting modern statistics about child brides:

I never expected a kids book to glorify underage marriage. Children are enslaved in marriages, abused, tortured and killed. According to the organization Girls Not Brides, every year an estimated “14 million girls are married before they turn 18. Robbed of their childhood, denied their rights to health, education and security.”

In the book, Rivka helps a blind woman, gives up her seat, and waters thirsty animals.

These are all benign acts of kindness — but they culminate in a 3-year-old girl’s marriage to a man 10 times her age. I don’t want my little daughter thinking that underage marriage, in any context, is ever acceptable. Period.

You should read the rest of the article. It’s a very interesting take from an observant Jew on what happens when people transmit the unseemlier parts of the Bible to their children.

 

OMGWTFBIBLE Episode 9

Episode 9!Behold! Episode 9 of OMGWTFBIBLE with Jed Oelbaum is now available!!

This episode is the first I’m doing in the new format (explained here) so I don’t have a pithy In which for you!

Double Wide Bar was gracious enough to host us this month, and I am forever grateful to them. The people there are endlessly helpful. I cannot say enough about how kind they were. Please, if you’re in New York, pay them a visit and sample their incredible whiskey collection or their delicious menu.

 

There are so many ways to listen to Episode 9!

Direct link is here.

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