Exodus begins! And I call it “Names!”
But wait? What’s that? 23.1? Why the decimal? For now on, I’ll be recording an entire Torah portion, or “parsha”, as the Jews call it, each month at one big live show. Then, the very long show will be released as four-part episodes over the course of the month, making this a weekly show!
This episode was recorded at Beauty Bar in New York City.
There are so…
David Tuchman kicks off his own personal translation of Exodus with Mordechai Levovitz of Jewish Queer Youth. After discussing the Bible and all sortsof Jew stuff, David and Mordechai get to reading all about Jacob and how his family got down to Egypt.
In the final Genesis megasode of this Bible comedy podcast, David Tuchman is joined by Leah Vincent, Josh Yuter, Michael Malice, and many many more guests as they read a whole slew of chapters, detailing Joseph’s journey to Egypt and reuinification with Jacob and all the other Jews. Oh, and some jokes. If you haven’t listened to Just the Bible Bits 1-3, you should probably do that now so you can catch up on the first 18 episodes of Genesis. If you have, listen already! What are you waiting for, an engraved invitation? Sheesh!
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The Shulchan Aruch is a massive anthology of Jewish law (aka halacha) compiled in 1565 in Venice by Rabbi Joseph Karo that is still considered authoritative by many Jewish sects. It is also a prop in this porn clip for some reason.
Perhaps the volume was sitting around whatever house this was filmed in and the producers thought it would make a clever intro to the sexytimes. But the actors’ ad-libs raise more questions that they should. Such as:
- Is Liv Aguilera’s character pretending to read Hebrew or did her in-laws really teach it to her as she claims? She does know when it’s upside-down!
- Who are her in-laws?
- Are they her husband’s family?
- Did she convert to marry him?
- If she’s married, why is she having sex with this random dude whose relationship to her is never explained? Is she in an open relationship?
- Which volume of the Shulchan Aruch is she reading?
- Does she have a chavruta (study partner)? Does she want one?
I don’t have the answers to these questions. But I do have the very NSFW video, linked below the fold.
This is a guest post I wrote for Skeptic’s Annotated Bible. Read the full post here.
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