Torah Smash! The Podcast for Nerdy Jews

Episode 13 - Dungeons & Discrimination?

October 12, 2022 Barak Malkin, Ethan Lane-Miller, Rabbi David Young Episode 13
Torah Smash! The Podcast for Nerdy Jews
Episode 13 - Dungeons & Discrimination?
Show Notes

October 12, 2022
Torah Smash! The Podcast for Nerdy Jews
Episode 13: Dungeons & Discrimination?

RDY dives into his background as a Dungeon Master for a D&D group of Rabbis and we look into an article on magical creatures that makes us question our perception of the world around us.

00:02:20 RDY has a few things to say
00:04:12 Our Cassandra problem
00:08:10 The Problem with Bubble Wrap Golem
00:10:05 Homebrewing in Torah
00:12:08 Should we play a Torah Smash One Shot?
00:14:43 Satanic Panic and finding connections
00:20:16 Magic The T’shuvah
00:23:27 Do we try too hard to find antisemitism?
00:31:20 The conversation is missing
00:38:23 Most memorable campaigns

This episode is supported in part by MagneticShul, which is a tech-free, self-contained box with a synagogue background and magnets of the people and props we encounter at shul. The color sets invite children to play and create their own stories while at services or whenever MagneticShul is brought out.
MagneticShul makes a wonderful addition to synagogues. MagneticShul is an educational tool used by all ages: free play, structured barrier games, stop motion animation, or just retelling the synagogue experience. For parents, MagneticShul is a wonderful tool for their children to discover the synagogue through developmentally appropriate play. It is portable and can be enjoyed both on the road, while driving or in the comfort of your own home or at synagogue. Ultimately, MagneticShul is where kids play to pray.
MagneticShul is the brainchild of educator Justin Sakofs. The project was incubated through the PresenTense Global Institute with magnets produced in Israel, the tins are printed in China and assembled by the clients of Keshet in Chicago.
To learn more about MagneticShul visit or contact its creator at

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