July 5, 2023
Torah Smash! The Podcast for Nerdy Jews
Episode 32 - The Mikvahlorian …With Special Guest Ellery Weil
Join us and special guest, Ellery Weil, as we learn the way of the Mandalorian and the uncanny connection to one of Judaism’s ritual practices. While they don’t make their tallit out of beskar the history, culture, and customs we learn about in Season 3 of the Mandalorian help us reflect on our own practices as Jews. Much like Grogu, this podcast means more to us than you will ever know.
00:02:54 Optimal viewing experience
00:05:13 Let’s all go to the mikvah
00:07:44 An 18th Century Pirate Mikvah
00:09:17 Bo Katan’s accidental plunge
00:15:00 The dark saber’s transitive property
00:15:56 Grogu’s independence! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
00:18:22 Two theories
00:22:09 Moff Gideon tried
00:23:12 Building Nevarro’s Temple
00:27:35 The written and spoken words at the mikvah
00:30:35 Some more low-key Judaism
00:32:06 The Jewish way
00:32:53 The spies
00:33:22 Lightsabers into plowshares
00:34:21 Night of a thousand tears
00:35:21 This last one is way out in left field
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You can read Ellery’s article on Hey Alma here: https://www.heyalma.com/is-the-mandalorian-lowkey-jewish/
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