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Chutzpod!

Chutzpod! is a frank and wide-ranging conversation on how to build a good life, using real-life quandaries and millennia-old Jewish wisdom. Each week, Rabbi Shira Stutman and journalist Hanna Rosin bring a Jewish lens to life's toughest questions, asked by our listeners: Do I offer forgiveness to a friend who refuses to apologize? Am I right to be annoyed at all the service dogs on the plane with me? How do we work to heal this broken world? It's a podcast for people of all or no faiths; Hebrew school truants and proud yeshiva graduates; those who want to be inspired but don't want to schlep to synagogue; basically, anyone trying to live a meaningful life during these trying times. One part advice column, one part reflection on what Judaism teaches on how to build a good life, using real-life stories and millennia-old wisdom.

2021 Chutzpod!

Chutzpod! is a frank and wide-ranging conversation on how to build a good life, using real-life quandaries and millennia-old Jewish wisdom. Each week, Rabbi Shira Stutman and journalist Hanna Rosin bring a Jewish lens to life's toughest questions, asked by our listeners: Do I offer forgiveness to a friend who refuses to apologize? Am I right to be annoyed at all the service dogs on the plane with me? How do we work to heal this broken world? It's a podcast for people of all or no faiths; Hebrew school truants and proud yeshiva graduates; those who want to be inspired but don't want to schlep to synagogue; basically, anyone trying to live a meaningful life during these trying times. One part advice column, one part reflection on what Judaism teaches on how to build a good life, using real-life stories and millennia-old wisdom.

2021 Chutzpod!
58hr 39min
Thumbnail for "3.28 Celebrating the (Sometimes Racist, Sexist and Homophobic) Torah".
Thumbnail for "3.27 Racism or Antisemitism? One Couple's Quandry".
Racism or Antisemitism? One Couple's Quandry
Thumbnail for "3.26 Friendship FOMO".
Thumbnail for "3.25 We Hear You".
A whole lotta your questions!
Thumbnail for "3.24 An IVF Mitzvah".
Donating your embryo is a mitzvah...but what if you have an ulterior motive?
Thumbnail for "3.23 Spoiled Rotten".
Is it ok to spoil your grandkids?
Thumbnail for "3.22 Israel and this Year's Seder ".
How to have a meaningful (and less contentious) seder while our thoughts are on Israel.
Thumbnail for "3.21 Long-Held Secrets".
Which secrets should you keep and which do you need to unburden?
Thumbnail for "3.20 Jews of Discretion".
Have you ever hid your Judaism?
Thumbnail for "3.19 The End of a Jewish Golden Age".
How Anti-Semitism threatens to end a "Golden Era" for Jewish Americans
Thumbnail for "3.18 A Kosher Throuple".
Can three be the magic number in a Jewish marriage?
Thumbnail for "3.17 Not Enough Townies, with Moshe Kasher".
Life advice from Moshe Kasher
Thumbnail for "3.16 Shira’s Week of Torah Study".
Rabbi Shira tells us about her recent trip to Israel.
Thumbnail for "3.15 The Jews Killed Jesus".
What to do when conspiracy theories prevail
Thumbnail for "3.14 Death with Dignity".
What does Judaism say about choice when it comes to the end of life?
Thumbnail for "3.13 Who Gets to be Jewish? ".
What about the many of us who live in the gray in-between?
Thumbnail for "3.12 Friends Forever".
Can you be “Friends Forever”?
Thumbnail for "3.11 Teaching While Jewish".
When channeling your inner Dead Poets Society isn’t enough
Thumbnail for "3.10 On Dating While Married".
What does Judaism (and the universe) have to say about dating and divorce?
Thumbnail for "3.09 Be Fruitful and Multiply (by 3)".
The decision to have children is often difficult, but what about the decision to have MORE children?
Thumbnail for "3.08 To Rabbi or Not to Rabbi".
Real life, lived better
Thumbnail for "3.07 A Jewish Santa?!".
Is a Jewish Santa kosher?
Thumbnail for "3.06 Sorry, Not Sorry".
Rabbi Shira and Hanna give advice on how to say you’re sorry, and really (sorta) mean it.
Thumbnail for "3.05 Yours Truly, Hanna".
What to do when calling your mother is not just a pain, but painful.
Thumbnail for "3.04 Grandma’s Dirty Money".
What happens if you receive an unexpected inheritance from a person you’ve cut out of your life?
Thumbnail for "3.03 The Pastor and the Jews".
Join Rabbi Shira and Hanna Rosin as they dive into what is and isn’t antisemitic.
Thumbnail for "3.02 The Kids are [Not] Alright".
What do you do when you and your children disagree about Israel?
Thumbnail for "3.01 Give Me a Minute to Mourn My Family Before you Start Trashing it".
On the inaugural episode of this season of Chutzpod, Hanna Rosin and Rabbi Shira wrestle with an Israeli listener's question.
Thumbnail for "Bonus: Is It OK to Hug an Israeli?".
Is It OK to Hug an Israeli?
Thumbnail for "2.27 Bridging the Distance (w/ Yona Shem-Tov & Leah Solomon)".
Part 2 with Encounter
Thumbnail for "2.26 Independence and Interdependence (w/ Leah Solomon & Yona Shem-Tov)".
Chutzpod! Teams Up with Encounter
Thumbnail for " 2.25 Are you There God? It's Me Tazria- Metzora".
Double Torah Portion
Thumbnail for "2.24 Genocide is Not Just a Museum Piece".
Yom Hashoah Upcoming
Thumbnail for "2.23 The Exodus Must Continue (w/ Noel Gomez & Korin Arkin)".
Passover Edition
Thumbnail for "2.22 Jews Have Baggage: A Passover Conversation".
Passover Coming up!
Thumbnail for "2.21 Demonizing Women ".
International Women's Day
Thumbnail for "2.20 Esther and Mordechai Walk Into a Bar (w/Tayler Swift + many others)".
Purim!
Thumbnail for "2.19 A Big Mailbag Episode".
Mailbag w/ Shira & Sarah!
Thumbnail for "2.18 You May Be Entitled to Financial Compensation".
Sarah Podemski Fills in for Josh!
Thumbnail for "2.17 Moses' Burnout--and yours?".
Sarah Podemski Joins us to Discuss Yitro
Thumbnail for "2.16 Tu Bishvat and Food Justice (w/ Abby Leibman and Dr. Adrienne Krone)".
Shabbat Shirah
Thumbnail for "2.15 Hardening Our Own Hearts--and Pharaoh's, too".
Parsha Bo
Thumbnail for "2.14 Vicious Squiggles".
Vaera Torah Portion
Thumbnail for "2.13 I've Been to the Mountaintop (w/ Evan Traylor)".
Torah Flips to Exodus
Thumbnail for "2.12 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Forgiveness".
Vayechi Torah Portion
Thumbnail for "2.11 Facing the December Dilemma".
Answering Your Questions
Thumbnail for " 2.10 Advertising the Miracle".
The Story of Hannukah
Thumbnail for "2.09 "She Said" (w/ Jodi Kantor)".
Jodi Kantor Interview
Thumbnail for "2.08 Chayei Sarah Sarah (w/ Sarah Podemski)".
Sarah Podemski Interview
Thumbnail for "2.07 It Could Be Worse (w/ Jodi Rudoren)".
Post Midterms Edition
Thumbnail for "2.06 A World Aflame".
Lecha Lecha - Go Forth
Thumbnail for "2.05 Shame & Shalom (w/ Letty Cottin Pogrebin)".
Noah's Ark
Thumbnail for "2.04 Synagogue President Goes to Washington (w/ Senator Jacky Rosen)".
Senator Rosen Interview
Thumbnail for "2.03 - Fair Food Program (w/ Gerardo Reyes Chavez)".
Sukkot- The Harvest Holiday
Thumbnail for "2.02 Backyard Lulaving (w/ Holly Poole-Kavana)".
Preparing for Sukkot
Thumbnail for "2.01: Repairing the Breach: How we can do better (w/ Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and Nathan Englander)".
Rosh Hashanah Just Occurred
Thumbnail for "1.35 Rosh Hashanah Sermon".
5783 Awaits
Thumbnail for "1.34 Is Self-improvement Good for Humanity? (w/ Nadia Bolz-Weber)".
Between Us and Ourselves
Thumbnail for "1.33 Getting in Shape for the High Holy Days (w/ Rabbi Toba Spitzer & Rabba Tamar Elad-Appelbaum)".
High Holy Days are Approaching
Thumbnail for "1.32 Tend Our Garden (w/ Ken Burns)".
Ken Burns Interview
Thumbnail for "1.31 The Fight Against White Supremacy (w/ Amy Spitalnick)".
5th Anniversary of Charlottesville
Thumbnail for "1.30 CHUTZPOD! Live! ".
Taped in St. Paul, MN
Thumbnail for "1.29 Take it Down a Notch".
A Double Torah Portion!
Thumbnail for "1.28 Tough Love".
Interfaith Relationships Discussion
Thumbnail for "1.27 Big Block of G'vina (Mailbag)".
Our 2nd Mailbag Episode
Thumbnail for "1.26 Speak the Speech, I Pray You (w/ Sarah Hurwitz)".
Former White House Speechwriter Joins the Show
Thumbnail for "1.25 Roe Overturned (w/ Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Rabbi Annie Lewis, & George Newbern)".
Reaction to the Supreme Court Decision
Thumbnail for "1.24 Pride Month (w/ Michael Twitty)".
June is Pride Month
Thumbnail for " 1.23 Love the Stranger As Yourself (w/ Mark Hetfield & Melanie Nezer)".
World Refugee Day is Upcoming
Thumbnail for "1.22 Nazirite... Amirite?".
Looking at the Latest Torah Portion
Thumbnail for "1.21 Shavuot?  What's That? (w/ Rabba Yaffa Epstein and Rabbi David Schuck)".
Rabbinical Roundtable
Thumbnail for "1.20 The Jewish Movement for Abortion Justice (w/ Sheila Katz)".
After the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice
Thumbnail for "1.19: Ink- It's Not Just for Torahs (w/ Janel Moloney)".
Can Jews Get Tattoos?
Thumbnail for "1.18 The Uncomfortable Middle: Jeffrey Goldberg on his visit with Volodymyr Zelensky ".
Goldberg's Meeting with Zelensky
Thumbnail for "1.17 Blue and White and Gray (w/ Leah Solomon and Layla Alsheikh)".
Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha'atzmaut
Thumbnail for "1.16 I Want You to Know We Are Still Here (w/ Esther Safran Foer & Franklin Foer)".
In Recogniton of Yom HaShoah
Thumbnail for "1.15 Can We Sing "Go Down Moses" at the Seder? (w/ Rabbi Sandra Lawson)".
Passover is Here!
Thumbnail for "1.14 The Podcast of our Affliction (w/ Dan Pashman & John Ross Bowie)".
Getting Ready for Passover
Thumbnail for "1.13 Why is the Episode Different from all Others? (w/ Hrishikesh Hirway)".
Mailbag Episode!
Thumbnail for "1.12 Bubbling Hunk of Unidentifiable Food (w/ Noah Emmerich)".
Is There a Jewish Way of Eating?
Thumbnail for "1.11 LIVE Purim Edition (w/ Elon Gold, Eitan Levine, & Scott Weiner)".
A Special Purim Episode of Chutzpod!
Thumbnail for "1.10 Celebrating 100 Years of the Bat Mitzvah (w/ Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Hermann)".
100th Anniversary of the First Bat Mitzvah
Thumbnail for "1.09 On the Tragedy in Ukraine (w/ Oksana Galkevich)".
Interview with a Native Ukrainian
Thumbnail for "1.08 Communities: A Love/Hate Story (w/ Wajahat Ali, Dule Hill & Jazmyn Simon)".
Why Be Together?
Thumbnail for "1.07 Living with Uncertainty (w/ Miriam Anzovin and James Roday Rodriguez)".
Queen of TikTok Talmud
Thumbnail for "1.06 Ancient Magic 8 Ball (w/ Jonathan Greenblatt, Melissa Merwin-Malina, & Russell Shaw)".
ADL CEO on Modern Day Antisemitism
Thumbnail for "1.05 Sacred Spaces (w/ Mayer Rus & Phill LaMarr)".
How Do We Craft Spiritual Spaces?
Thumbnail for "1.04 De-emphasizing the Truth (w/ Jamie Raskin & Mary McCormack)".
Congressman Jamie Raskin Interview
Thumbnail for "1.03 Daily Acts of Revelation (w/ David Wain & Ken Marino)".
The Ten Commandments
Thumbnail for "Bonus: After Colleyville".
Special Episode Following the Weekend in Texas
Thumbnail for "1.02 Bring Me a Shrubbery (w/ Mark Donovan & Scott Foley)".
Jewish "New Year of the Trees"
Thumbnail for "1.01 Mixed Multitude (w/ Josh Charles)".
Debut Episode!
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May you live in interesting times: How to honor, reflect upon, and mark new moments

3.28 Celebrating the (Sometimes Racist, Sexist and Homophobic) Torah

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June 12, 202435min 24sec

Rabbi Shira and Hanna close out Season 3 with by celebrating Shavuot*, which commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. But how do you celebrate a sacred text that's often problematic? 

*This year Shavuot at sundown on Tuesday June 11, 2024, and concludes at nightfall on Thursday, June 13.

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