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Parsha in Progress Episode 26: On Fruits and Plaster

Parshat Ki Tavo: The Israelites prepare to enter the Land of Israel

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The Wall—Part IV: This Wall Is My Wall

In its final installment, our ‘Wall’ series comes full circle, back to where we began: the Kotel, where we’ll meet Jews who—in the name of their Judaism—have set off on a lifelong crusade

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Parsha in Progress Episode 25: The Kings and the Torah

Parshat Shoftim: Can lifelong learning make kings humble?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 24: Does God Require Gratitude?

Parshat Eikev: The biblical warnings against pride

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The Wall—Part III: The Invisibles

After visiting two of Israel’s most visible walls, we shift gears to slightly more abstract ones—walls, both new and old, that you might have a harder time finding on the ground, but will show us where we came from and where we’re going

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Parsha in Progress Episode 23: Why the Bible Repeats Itself

Parshat Devarim: The value of retelling stories

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The Wall—Part II: The Other Side

Some call it the ‘security fence,’ while others prefer the ‘West Bank barrier.’ But to most around the world it is known simply as ‘the separation wall.’ Our series continues with a visit to what is perhaps the most divisive symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But as usual, we’ll go beyond the politics, to the people.

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Parsha in Progress Episode 22: When Daughters Talk Back

Parshat Pinchas: What to do when God’s laws ignore the women

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Parsha in Progress Episode 21: Water From a Rock

Parshat Chukat: Did Moses deserve to make it into Israel?

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The Wall—Part I: Operation Hulda

To kick off our new season, we begin a four-part series about some of Israel’s most famous walls with a roller coaster of a mystery. It begins with Israeli paratroopers liberating the Kotel, continues with a symbolic midwar birth, and ends up going in the most surprising direction imaginable.

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Parsha in Progress Episode 20: Where There Be Giants

Parshat Shlach: Is relying on divine miracles brave, or risky?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 19: When Sacred Texts Demand Sexist Acts

Parshat Naso: What to do when God gives jealous husbands too much power

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Parsha in Progress Episode 18: Why God Might Threaten Your Children

Parshat Bechukotai: Can punishment be holy?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 17: Giving to the Needy

Parshat Emor: What does charity mean?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 16: Offloading of Sins

Parshat Achrei Mot: How can the Torah help us grapple with guilt and forgiveness?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 15: Broken Tablets

Passover Torah Reading: Are second chances always second best?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 14: Banishing the Sick

Parshat Tazria: How do we understand biblical commands that seem cruel?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 13: The Death of Aaron’s Sons

Parshat Shemini: When fanaticism kills

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Parsha in Progress Episode 12: Animal Sacrifices

Parshat Vayikra: Does God need blood and guts?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 11: The Golden Calf

Parshat Ki Tisa: What’s so bad about idol worship?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 8: The Song of the Sea

Parshat Beshalach: How should we respond to the punishment of our enemies?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 6: Good, Evil, and the Riddle of Free Will

The shortest parsha in Genesis poses some of the most difficult questions

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Parsha in Progress Episode 4: The Rape of Dinah

Abby and Rabbi Dov discuss the difficult story of the Torah’s first #MeToo moment, an event famously retold in the novel ‘The Red Tent’

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Parsha in Progress on the Story of Jacob and Esau

On the Parsha in Progress podcast, Abby and Rabbi Dov discuss the trickery and deceptions in this week’s Torah portion

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The Binding of Isaac

On the new episode of Tablet’s ‘Parsha in Progress’ podcast, Abby and Rabbi Dov discuss the Binding of Isaac

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Introducing a New Tablet Podcast: ‘Parsha in Progress’

Just in time for the start of the new Torah cycle, check out our latest podcast for an engaging conversation about Adam, Eve, and the little-known truth behind that other creation story.

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Mixtape Part IV: War, Peace, and Bumper Stickers

In our season finale, we explore two songs that—perhaps more than any others—capture the complex and intermingled nature of Israeli society: a military band’s hit that, in its afterlife, became an anthem for peace, and a rap tune penned by the country’s leading novelist

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Mixtape Part III: Eastward Bound

In a music scene dominated by Ashkenazi culture, Mizrahi singers had to patiently pave their way to the Israeli mainstream one song at a time. In Part III of our miniseries, we meet two Yemenite trailblazers, who took very different approaches to their heritage.

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Mixtape Part II: Iron and Gold

We continue our musical journey through the intricacies of Israeli society. And this time we explore a song that, ever since the dramatic month that forever changed Israeli history, has become the soundtrack of the country: ‘Jerusalem of Gold.’

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