September 27, 2023
Torah Smash! The Podcast for Nerdy Jews
Episode 38 - The Latest Last of Us …With Guest Host Rabbi Eric Linder
This episode’s guest host, Rabbi Eric Linder, reintroduces us to the recent HBO drama The Last of Us and its artful history. We’re not playing games when we explore the connections between this retelling of the Playstation hit to a few poignant biblical texts.
00:04:38 The Last of Us video game
00:08:30 The retelling in Deuteronomy
00:12:46 A completely different reason for Shabbat
00:16:17 Not so faithful adaptations
00:22:20 Retelling for a different audience
00:27:54 Retelling in the same medium
00:29:54 We have Rashi
00:31:11 Biblical text in cinema
00:34:53 The return of the twelve spies
00:41:58 Favorite video games
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