May 25, 2022
Torah Smash! The Podcast for Nerdy Jews
Episode 3: Pretty Fly for a Text Study
We grew up adoring the music and lyrics by "Weird Al" Yankovic and always wished that we could dive deep in a text study of one of his songs. Today, that dream finally came true. Oy vey! Oy vey!
00:00:55 - Ethan dives into Weird Al’s 10th studio album
00:05:28 - What is Jewish Identity?
00:09:00 - Who defines a “fly” rabbi?
00:13:15 - Our temple has had a fair share of rabbis
00:16:23 - Works like a dog at the synagogue
00:23:10 - The verse of negative stereotypes
00:29:16 - Pastrami sandwich preferences
00:31:45 - Ethan’s favorite section - Spoiler alert if you’re 8 days old
00:34:18 - Making sure we fit in all the yiddish
00:37:22 - Our favorite “Weird Al” songs
00:43:13 - The Blazing Saddles conundrum
This episode is sponsored by Congregation B'nai Tzedek, a Reform congregation where you matter. Come for a visit at 9669 Talbert Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, or visit us on the web at www.cbtfv.org. You can also call 714-963-4611 and we will answer any questions we can. Everyone is welcome at CBT, whether you are Jewish, seeking Judaism, or just curious about the Jewish community.
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