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 Jan 18, 2022
A fantastic podcast! Funny, thoughtful, informative, and inspiring. As a jew by choice, when I listen I feel as though we're all learning together in honesty and openness. Please keep making these!


Welcome to Chutzpod! -- ancient texts for modern times. Chutzpod! is a weekly podcast in which Rabbi Shira Stutman, Joshua Malina, and honored guests bring a Jewish lens to life's toughest questions: Who do I want to be in this one life? How do we work to heal this broken world? And how, dear G-d, did gefilte fish become a thing? 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. Joshua and Shira have had radically different career trajectories and live on opposite ends of America, but do what Jews do best... teach and learn; crack jokes; and argue with one another about everything under the sun.

Episode Date
1.03 Daily Acts of Revelation

Rabbi Shira and Joshua discuss the giving of the Ten Commandments, and what it takes to be prepared for “revelation” in our lives. Then they kick back with actor-writer-director David Wain to discuss his connection to Judaism, and the Ten Commandments-inspired film he co-wrote and directed, “The Ten”.

Episode Timecodes:

David Wain Interview (26:01)

Special Guest to define the Hebrew & Yiddish terms we mentioned (46:30)

Rabbi Shira’s Guided Meditation (48:09)

Jan 21, 2022
After Colleyville

A Bonus episode in which Josh and Rabbi Shira reflect upon this past weekend’s hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas.

Jan 18, 2022
1.02 Bring Me a Shrubbery

Don’t pack away those NYE decorations just yet! Rabbi Shira and Joshua discuss Tu Bishvat, the Jewish “New Year of the Trees.”  They’ll help you spruce up your observance with new ways to celebrate an ancient holiday. Also, we book our first guest, and it’s Santa Claus. No, really.

Jan 14, 2022
1.01 Mixed Multitude

This week’s Torah Portion, “Bo,” mentions the “mixed multitude” that left Egypt with the Israelites. Who were these “others,” and who are the "others" in our own lives today? 

Also, if Josh and Rabbi Shira went on a reality TV show together, which one would it be? 

Jan 07, 2022

In this teaser episode, we give you a taste of what’s to come in Chutzpod!
Rabbi Shira and Joshua discuss the Jewish approach to liminality — moving forward from the past, actually being present in the present, and turning gratefully to the future. We look at the Shehechiyanu blessing, which gives thanks to the Source of All for giving us life, sustaining us, and bringing us to new moments. Even the tough ones.

Dec 01, 2021